NEWS:

WUNDERKAMMER showing in Victoria 2015

This large Traveling exhibition brings together sculpture and installations using taxidermy, skeletons and plant material to discuss broad range of conservation issues including climate change, pollution, stewardship, hunting and animal-human relations.

12 FEB – 05 APR,     Deaking University Gallery, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125

11 APR – 25 MAY,     The Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

18 JUL – 09 NOV,     Warrnambool Regional Gallery, Liebig Street Warrnambool VIC 3280

WUNDERKAMMER Exhibition dates 2014- 2015

25 JULY - 09 NOV 2014,     Warrnambool Art Gallery, Liebig Street Warrnambool, VIC 3280

06 FEBURARY - 30 APRIL 2015,    Tasma Terrace, 2 Parliament Place, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

08 MAY – 20 JUNE 2015,  Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn NSW 2580

 

WUNDERKAMMER at the Orange Regional Gallery
30 AUG – 13 OCT 2013

This exhibition brings together 15 works from The Tent of Wonders, Sculpture by the Sea 2012 as the first engagement in a tour of regional galleries.

https://www.facebook.com/events/568903739834591/

http://www.org.nsw.gov.au

WUNDERKAMMER at the Bundaberg Regional Gallery
25 APR – 30 JUN 2013

This exhibition brings together 15 works from The Tent of Wonders, Sculpture by the Sea 2012 as the first engagement in a tour of regional galleries.

 

Sculpture by the Sea
The Tent of Wonders will open at Tamarama Park
18th OCT - 4th NOV 2012

I am presently working towards The Tent of Wonders for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. The tent will cover 180 square metres under canvas and contain16 installations about biodiversity the environment and climate change using taxidermy specimens as the principal medium. Come on down and check it out!

 

Artist in Residence Program at Taronga Park Zoo Sydney
FEB - APRIL 2011

20 Australian Artists invited to make work inspired by Taronga Zoo to be auctioned in MAY to support Taronga's conservation activities here and overseas. Additional work produced will be exhibited at the Newcastle University Gallery in MAY 2011. Details and dates to follow. For further information go to the following links: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/private-sydney/seeing-red-over-poppins-20110218-1azn9.html
http://www.taronga.org.au/art


The Heart of the Matter
King Street Gallery 16th November  - 11th December 2010

Natural enemies become un-natural histories in this collection of installations and sculptures, exploring utopian and dystopic visions of nature. See following links:
http://www.kingstreetgallery.com.au/artists/rod-mcrae/2010-exhibition-heart-of-the-matterhttp://mydarlingdarlinghurst.blogspot.com/2010/11/darlinghurst-art-galleries-king-street.html

Watch video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDXGe-gMUTo&feature=related&safe_search=on

Read Court Williams essay:
Heart of the Matter, Rod McRae, Essay by Court Williams

Articles / Interviews

1992        The Eastern Herald, SMH, Great show, don’t take auntie; by Michael Visontay p 16, Thurs, July 9
1994        Art Monthly, Queerography, p20, March edition.
1994        Artlink, Vol 14, no 3.Queerography, p46,
1998        Blue Magazine, ‘The Company of Men’, by Tracey Parry, p64 - 69 Issue no 15
1999        Blue Magazine, Heavenly Bodies by Alex Craig, p116 – 122, Issue no 19.
2002        Sydney Morning Herald, Front row at the theatres of sexuality, by Robert McFarlane, October 23, 2002, smh.com.au
2003        Sydney Morning Herald, Pose and Expose; by Peter Hill, June 21, 2003 smh.com.au
2008        Sydney Morning Herald, Avenue to Wonderland, by Tim Elliott, Spectrum Magazine, page 20 & 21, October 11-12
                Sydney Morning Herald Insouciance by the Sea by John McDonald, Spectrum Magazine, page 18&19, October 25-2
                ABC Television, Stateline Interview with Nigel Dempster, Friday 18th October.
                ABC Radio National 704, Interview, Sunday Arts 20th October.
2009        Bottlesnikes and other Lost Things, A Celebration of Australian Illustrated Children's Books, Juliet O'Conor, P.17.
                The Miegunyah Press & The State Library of Victoria
2010        Sydney Morning Herald, "With Cool Art", Keep in Touch, P.18, Monday 1st March.
2010       The Sculptors Society Bulletin, May - June, Front Cover and Interview page 2. 
2010        Sculpture + the enemies. Issue 4, Quarterly No 3. Photo - inside cover, interview - page1.
2010        Sydney Morning Herald, ’Artist stuffs exhibition with beastly works that pull on the heart strings’ by Helen Pitt, Page 3. Friday NOV 12.
2010        Daily Telegraph, ‘Stuffed with a purpose’ by Elizabeth Fortescue. Page 23, Monday 15 NOV .
2011        Sydney Morning Herald, “Artists get their heads around animal instincts” by Helen Pitt, Page 3 , Feb 19
2011        National Nine News, 6pm edition, 28 APRIL on deliveries for the Archibald/Wynne /Sulman Prizes, Interviewer Peter Harvey.
2011        Kult Magazine. www.kult.com.sg
2011        Sydney Morning Herald, “The Wild Life” by Louise Schwartzkoff, Spectrum, Page 30, Sept 3.
2013        The Central Western Daily, Wunderkammer’s animal magnetism, Alan Sisley, 31 AUG 2013
2013        The Central Western Daily, , Much more than a taxidermy exhibition. Brenda Gray, 05 OCT 2013
2013        The Central Western Daily, Gallery visitors wonder at exhibition. Nicole Kuter, 07 OCT 2013
2013        The Central Western Daily, Almost 3000 people have come to see this in Orange… and it’s not a game of football. 12 OCT
2013        theaureview.comArts Review Annual Exhibition COFA, Naomi Gall, 01 DEC 2013
2016        weekendnotes.com After-Life Exhibition at Z Ward Glenside, Dave Walsh, FEB 2016

 

 

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