About

Cirlce

Rhae (they/them) is a socially and environmentally engaged artist based on Latji Latji Country (Mildura) and working across regional Victoria and NSW. Their social enterprise Regenerative Communities offers creative and regenerative community development services to regional artists and organisations.

They have worked for grassroots community activists, not for profit organisations and local government on a wide variety of projects including community development, event & project management, curation and creative production. With 18 years experience in the community sector spanning the arts, local food systems and community planning, they bring systems thinking, creativity and collaborative networking to everything they do. Rach is passionate about building strong rural and regional communities through manifesting a strong sense of place.

Their work as a practicing artist and creative producer explores the intersections between body and place, serving as a process for understanding systems awareness. Their performance practice is grounded in a deep connection to landscape via the methodology of Bodyweather, a comprehensive training and performance practice that develops a conscious relation to the state of change inside and outside the body.

KEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

2023                 Collaborative Governance Facilitator – Hands Up Mallee

2022                 Sunraysia Local Food Movement – Activator

2021- current   Borders Project – Creative Producer

2021-current      Nested – Workshop facilitator

2020- current   Regenerative Communities – Social Enterprise Founder & Director

2020                 Atisha Buddhist Centre –Storytelling project

2021                 Northern Territory Touring Film Festival- Tour coordinator        

2019-20            Mildura Rural City CouncilCommunity Planning & Drought Recovery

2018                 Yarn Fest- Creative Director

2018                 Mildura Fringe- Co-founder & Director

2018-19            ArtsMilduraExecutive Director

2017-18            Out of the Box- Project Activator

2017                 Mungo Man Repatriation Ceremony – Event assistant

2017                 Sunraysia Burundian Garden – University of MelbourneProject Assistant

2016                 Slow Food Australia National Conference – Event Manager

2012                 Arts Mildura – Festival Manager

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2024 Lab Live – group show for Borders Project, Mildura Powerhouse

2022                 Situate- The Ecology of our Creative Community, The Hub Mildura.

2019                 Voice of a River – A collaborative community response to the Menindee fish kills

2018                 The Best of BOLD – mentor for emerging youth curator, Arts Mildura

2018                 Yarpaddi Nyngarna Kulpa–  co-curator NAIDOC week exhibition, Arts Mildura

2013                 Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #9 – Assistant Curator & Event Manager

PUBLICATIONS

2021                 Planting the Seed- Developing a collaborative regenerative Indigenous plant use project in the Millewa Mallee region.

2021                 I am Home– A wellbeing evaluation of Food Next Door Cooperative in Mildura

2020                 Coming Home – Home2020 exhibition catalogue essay

2016                 Fragmented Coalesce, Island Magazine

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2023                 CASE Incubator participant – CAD Factory

2022                 Resourcing Fundamentals – Regenesis Institute

2021                 Holistic Decision Making – Dan Palmer

2020                 Regenerative PractitionerRegenesis Institute

2020                 Regional Climate Change Leadership Program – ADAPT Loddon Mallee

2014                 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours First Class – Tasmanian College of the Arts

2013                 Video Production – Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

2012                 Bachelor of Visual Arts – La Trobe University Mildura

PERFORMANCE ART TRAINING

2024 Body/Landscape Venus Bay with Frank van de Ven

2022                 Summer Fling Body Weather mentorship with Linda Luke

2019                 Manipulations workshop with Frank van de Ven, Melbourne

2019                 Body Weather Bellambi with Frank van de Ven- Bellambi Beach

2018                 Under the Lithosphere Residency with Linda Luke & Kim Kerze, Mildura

2018                 Body Landscape with Frank van de Ven- Wentworth NSW

2016                 Butoh Residential with Frank van de Ven & Yumi Umiamare- Wimmera River

2016                 Body Weather Bellambi with Linda Luke- Bellambi Beach

2015                 Body/Landscape with Fran van de Ven – Myalla Tasmania

2015                    Body Weather Bellambi with Linda Luke – Bellambi Beach

2015                    The New Spatial Ecology Movement with Alex Danko and Jude Walton – Mildura

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

2024 Forming a Rivers Edge, residency and performance, Shepparton Festival

2022                 Wall Drawing for Southern Western, Mildura Arts Centre

2018                 Under the Lithosphere, performance, museum of innocence Mildura

2018                 Super-Natural, museum of innocence Mildura

2016                 Fragmented Coalesce, Penny Contemporary Hobart

2015                    Fragmented Coalesce, Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10

2015                    Collective Bisoku, performance, Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10

2015                    Memory:Remediation, Melbourne Projection Space

2014                    Drawing:Performance, Gallery 25, Mildura

2014                 Memory:Remediation, Plimsol Gallery Hobart

2013                    Untitled: Drawing for Mildura Palimpsest #9, site specific performance,

Mildura Homestead.

COLLECTIONS

Mildura Arts Centre
The Art Vault, Mildura
Work held in private collections