Rhonda Thwaite Photography
Fine Photographic Art


Born. Goulburn. N.S.W. Australia.

Bachelor of Art (4 years). Diploma of Education, National Art School, Newcastle.

Taught Art in Secondary School for one year.

1978- 80 Paris. Work and study.

1980-1983. London. Assistant to Robert Horner, Palace Gate. Foremost black and white custom printer in London. Clients included Helmut Newton, The Victoria and Albert Museum and major photographic exhibitions.
Freelance photography for New Musical Express, various record companies and various musical bands.

1983-1988. Sydney. Ogilvy and Mather Advertising, Senior photographer. Clients included, American Express, Kodak, Polaroid, Johnson & Johnson and Woolworth's.

Work as freelance photographer for Ram Magazine and Countdown Magazine. Photograph national and international music groups, ( INXS, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Culture Club, Elvis Costello, O.M.D.) Stills included in various music videos. Photo essays appear in the Bulletin and the Good Weekend.

1987. Group show, Woolloomooloo Gallery. Portraits of the Music Industry.

1989. Artist in residence.Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia. Worked with aboriginal groups on outback cattle stations and in schools. The landscape and the timeless view of the earth in aboriginal culture. Exhibition of works at the Beaufort, Darwin.

Recent photographic work includes portraits of political figures, writers, musicians, artists, composers, and corporate managers.

2001. Solo exhibition, " The Swallow House", Galerie Vivienne, Paris.

2004. May. Group show organized by the French Senate, (Artsenat). Exhibition of works in the Orangerie du Senat from May 22nd to June 20th, 2004 , The Orangerie, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris.

2005. Solo Exhibition, Willoughby Council, City of Willoughby, October "The Swallow House".

2006. "Portraits from Australian Cinema" Portrait show to accompany the Australian and New Zealand Film Festival (Cinema des Antipodes). October. Salle Jean Despas, Saint-Tropez.

Recent Works- 60” by 60” inkjet prints on canvas. “The Swallow House”.

The known scape. The ethereal sense of time passing, and yet standing still in our shared memory, the link between all cultures. My photographic, mixed media work, shows the interior of a country house that has been without human habitation for over 30 years. Broken windows have allowed swallows to fly throughout and to nest high on the picture rails. They have patterned the walls in years of habitation, their own documentation of their continued return to their nests,

Drawings. Pencil on paper.
My drawings are somewhat photographic, yet not. I attempt to portray the hard gaze, the intensity of light as pattern. What the eye chooses to remember.


Rhonda Thwaite Photography - Fine Photographic Art
62 Kingdon St, Scone NSW, 2068 Australia
Phone 61 2 6545 2112, Mobile 0409609639 Email rhonda@rhondathwaite.com

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