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Steven Rhall

Steven Rhall primarily lives and works in Melbourne, yet is also experimenting with itinerant living. His interdisciplinary practice responds to the cultural landscape, creating networks of interconnected signs and symbols. Reflecting upon both medium specificity, the meaning of objects and cultural semiotics, Rhall merges post-colonial and interpersonal narratives.

Often working performatively and known for his photographic practice, Rhall incorporates 2D media within the 3D space – his installations tend to include video, found objects and materials of advertising.

In 2013, Rhall’s series Kulin Project was exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography and later that year as part of Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria. Rhall’s recent exhibitions include group show Octoroon at Ateneo Gallery Philippines, solo exhibition We Specializes in Authentic Aboriginal Art at Footscray Community Arts Centre and collaborative work with Siying Zhou Feeling Invisible Without the Lamb exhibited at both Counihan Gallery and as part of the 2015 Channels Australian Video Art Festival. Rhall also collaborated with Domenico de Clario on the Walking Slowly Downhill project as part of the 2016 Mildura Palimpsest Biennale. Rhall’s work is held in various collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the City of Melbourne and Ateneo de Manila, Philippines.

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  7. Steven Rhall, Objects used in a two hour durational performance by alter-ego 'Blak Metal 17/01/2015

  8. Steven Rhall, Art Thai Project (2014), Digital print, aluminium frame