Photography: Jim Films
Jody Rallah is a Yuggera and Biri person of the Brisbane and North QLD regions. Rallah works with a variety of mediums and practices across object making, sculptural installation painting, sound and performance. Rallah investigates how material and place are alive and carry deep knowledge, narratives and teachings, that she embeds within her creative practice. Responding to bio cultural connection to Country and community, to broader conversations about narrative embedded in place and investigating how making ignites conversations spanning between generations that affect relationships between people and place across time.
In 2020 Rallah participated in Hatched National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) as one of twenty-four artists selected Nation wide. In 2021 she held a solo exhibition at Milani Carpark Gallery. Rallah’s work was exhibited in 2022 in Brisbane City centre as a part of the Indigenous Art Program - Outstanding. Some of Rallah’s current and upcoming projects include; Welcome to Country public art project at Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Various public art projects currently in production (under NDA’s) include; a station plaza, city centre poles, facade, and thoroughfares. Rallah is one of six artists participating in Clay Museum of Brisbane in 2023, where she will be undertaking an artist in residence. Rallah’s work is currently on tour as a part of Drawn by Stones, a nationally touring exhibition commissioned by 4A Gallery of Asian Arts, Sydney, NSW. Her work as been previously and currently exhibited with; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (WA), Milani Carpark Gallery (QLD), Museum of Brisbane (QLD), OneSpace Gallery (QLD), Wollongong Art Gallery (NSW), The Condensary (QLD), Counihan Gallery (VIC), Watch this Space Gallery (NT), and more. She has been a panelist for the QLD Museum during the World Science Festival 2022, Apmere Mparntwe - Australian Ceramics Triennale, Australian Ceramics Journal, Sculptors QLD, UNSW Art and Design and 4A Clay Foundations and more.
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work. I pay respect to all Elders—past, present, and emerging. I acknowledge First Nations continuing connections to land, waters, sky, song, and diverse communities.