Photography: Jim Films
Jody Rallah is a Yuggera, Biri, and Warangu 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 the Hatched National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) as one of twenty-four artists selected Nation-wide and in 2021 she held a solo exhibition at Milani Carpark Gallery. Some of Rallah’s current and upcoming projects include the 2022 Apmere Mparntwe - Australian Ceramics Triennale, the 4A Gallery of Contemporary Asian Art nationally touring exhibition Drawn by Stones, A Welcome to Country Public Art Project at Kelvin Grove and participation in Indigenous Art Program 2022 - Outstanding facilitated by Blacklash and Brisbane City Council. Her work has been previously and currently exhibited with; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Milani Carpark Gallery, Museum of Brisbane, OneSpace, Counihan Gallery, Lane-Cove Gallery and more. She has been a panelist for Australian Ceramics, Sculptors Queensland, UNSW Art and Design and 4A Clay Foundations, Metro Arts, and her work has been featured in the Journal of Australian Ceramics 2021 and Art Guide Australia 2020. Rallah is a New Columbo Plan and Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (CAIA) Alumni, and an active member of the Digi Youth Arts (DYA).
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.