Jacqui Stockdale is highly regarded for her practice as a painter, drawer and photographer and has been recognised in major awards, prizes and institutional exhibitions. Stockdale’s work is both exuberant and serious. She sets up theatrical scenes using carnival masks, costumes and objects collected from her travels to create illuminations and unexpected relationships that comment on the complexity of human emotions and cultural lineage. Her practice explores the presence of objects that weave between history, folklore and the carnivalesque.

Stockdale won the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2012 and is a past winner of the Belle Arti Prize and the Hutchins Art Prize. She has been a finalist in awards including the National Artists´ Self-Portrait Prize, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. A documentary about Stockdale’s practice, ‘Heart’, won ‘Best Documentary’ at the 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival. Stockdale recently returned from a three month residency in Barcelona as the recipient of an Australia Council Residency.

In 2013 Stockdale’s photographs were curated into the exhibition ‘Living Rooms’ at the Louvre Museum, Paris and her work was acquired by the National Gallery of Australia. Her work is held in permanent collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery, Albury Regional Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Artbank and the Watermill Foundation Collection, USA.


Adelaide Biennale 2016

12 Feb - 22 May 2016

Arthur Guy Painting Prize

29 Aug - 1 Nov 2015

Museum Villa Rot, Germany

16 Nov - 22 Feb 2015

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

11 Jul - 31 Aug 2014

VOLTA10 BASEL Jacqui Stockdale and Marian Drew

16 - 22 Jun 2014

Novacastria at Newcastle Art Gallery

10 May - 13 Jul 2014

Super Naturale

15 Mar - 5 Apr 2014

SHORT FILM The making of Super Naturale exhibition

15 Mar - 5 Apr 2014

The Louvre, Paris

14 Nov - 17 Feb 2014

Group Show

12 - 22 Dec 2012

WINNER Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2012

25 - 1 Jul 2013

The Quiet Wild

18 Apr - 26 May 2012

Melbourne Art Fair

4 - 8 Aug 2010

Strange Archipelago

12 May - 12 Jun 2010

Some kind of coyote

14 Aug - 6 Sep 2008

Isola Corpo