Rod McRae Sculpture and Installation Art  
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Welcome to my site.

I started my visual journey as a children’s book author illustrator back in the 1980’s producing over 50 books - google: Rodney McRae.

In the 1990’s I experimented with photography exhibiting my images at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in Sydney and in several publications and twice as a finalist in the Blake Prize for Religious Art -2005 & 2006.

Since 2008 I have been exploring sculpture and installation art concentrating on conservation and human-animal themes. During this period I have been a finalist in the Wynne Prize for Australian landscape/figurative sculpture, Art Gallery of NSW in 2007 & 2010; the Fishers Ghost Art Prize in 2007, 2009 and 2012; Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in 2008, 2011 & 2012; and mounted my first major solo show of sculpture “The Heart of the Matter’ at King Street Gallery on William in 2010. My first traveling show Wunderkammer, the cabinet of Wonders, has been on the move on the Regional Art Gallery circuit since 2013, my new show AFTER-LIFE, Animal Stories from beyond Grave, debuts in Adelaide from 13 FEB til 01 MAY 2016 in partnership with the National Trust of South Australia.

My principal area of investigation remains how art can influence and reinforce the environment and climate change debate. I draw on my knowledge and interest in taxidermy working with ethically sourced specimens as diverse as Polar Bear, Zebra, Lion, Lamb, Fox, Penguin, insects, skeletons and plant material to create installations to challenge human perceptions of the natural world and the non human species that inhabit it.

I would like to believe that art can make a difference!




I am delighted to report that in 2017 all the works in both Wunderkammer, The Cabinets of Wonders, and After-Life, Animal Stories from beyond the Grave, have found a permanent home at the Western Plains Cultural Centre Art Gallery in Dubbo NSW. I feel sure they will be safely stored and often shown in their beautiful new home.

Organizations wishing to exhibit either show should direct their enquiries to:
Kent Buchanan, CURATOR

Western Plains Cultural Centre
76 Wingewarra Street | PO Box 81 Dubbo NSW 2830 P. 02 6801 4433 | F. 02 6801 4449

WUNDERKAMMER showing at:

Everglades Historic House & Gardens, 37 Everglade Avenue, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW. 10 June till 27th August, 2017. 11am –3pm

watch 3d
The Scann 3D walk through on Vimeo

Wunderkammer at The WAG

Wunderkammer – A Wonderous Exhibition, Janet Walker’s Review

Art Guide Australia

Taxidermy Art by Robert Marbury

Article by Inga Walton

Exhibition review by Mabel Kwong

Exhibition review by Meg Watson

My Darling Darlinghust Blog

Watch video on YouTube:

Read Court Williams essay:
Heart of the Matter - Download Essay

Go to my latest limited edition prints , The End of Nature for The Artist in Residence program at Taronga Park Zoo.

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