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25 May, 2017

un Podcast No. 1: STEVEN RHALL

In this episode we speak to Steven Rhall, a Melbourne-based artist whose interdisciplinary practice delves into cultural semiotics in the Australian context, the post-colonial narratives of space, and into the blurring of lines in what is not only seen as cultural per se, but in what has been relegated to the non-cultural, and how that kind of culture can pervade our interactions with the environment around us.

 

Born in Geelong, Steven Rhall has undertaken residencies at the Bunjilaka Redevelopment Project at Melbourne Museum, the Institute of Koori Education at Deakin University, Centre of Contemporary Photography with Horsham Regional Art Gallery, and Australian Grains Genebank for Climarte in 2015. He has exhibited work at Footscray Community Arts Centre, Counihan Gallery, the NGV, Mildura Arts Centre, and Anteneo Art Gallery in Manilla, to name a few. His work is held in the collections of NGV, City of Melbourne and Horsham Regional Art Gallery. He has also studied and worked in social work and photographic practice and completed his Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015.

This is the first in a series of long-form interviews, which really dig into what an artist does and perhaps why they do it. This podcast is created and produced by Sarah Werkmeister, a freelance writer, editor, researcher, broadcaster and curator based in Melbourne.

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Image 01: Steven Rhall, Gesture (70 East) New Day Rising (detail). Image courtesy the artist and City of Melbourne. Photo: Bryony Jackson

Image 02: Steven Rhall, THE BIGGEST ABORIGINAL ARTWORK IN MELBOURNE METRO, 2014. Image courtesy the artist.

mage 03: Steven Rhall, Rhall Promotional Image, 2016. Digital photograph, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist.