Jody Haines is a Photo-media Artist & Curator based in Melbourne, Victoria.
By approaching photography as a social practice, Jody collaboratively focuses on identity, representation, and the female gaze, from a decolonial feminist perspective.
Applying her social practice approach to photography and film, Jody has been commissioned to collaborate with local communities across Australia, producing work for festivals and programs, including the Women Dreaming Project (Women of the World 2018, Festival 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games), Our people Our place (HorizonsFestival 2019), and #IAMWOMAN an ongoing relational photographic series (including Arts House 2019, Immerse Public Art Festival 2018, and One Night in Footscray 2018).
Exhibitions include Photo 2021 International Festival of Photography at Footscray Community Arts Centre, Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography Sydney Festival 2018 Ballarat International FotoBiennale 2017, Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017 (AthertonTowers with Susan Maco Forrester), Channels Festival 2019 and West Projections 2020. Most recently shown in the group show Here I Am: Art by Great Women in conjunction with Know My Name (National Gallery of Australia).
Jody is a PhD candidate at RMIT School of Art and lives and works on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, and she is a descendant of the Tommeginner people (Northwest Tasmania).
Jody is a sitting committee member of Arts West, a unique alliance of artists and arts organisations who together reflect the exciting, vibrant and ever-expanding arts and culture thriving in Melbourne’s west. https://www.artswest.com.au/
Jody practices out of River Studios, Creative Spaces, Melbourne. Creative Space is a program of the City of Melbourne Creative City branch.