Jody Haines.  Artist. Curator. Photographer 

Using the forms of photography, sound and video to create my work, I develop a visual and audible response to the historical and the contemporary civic narrative - the story created by the multi layered and complex social grouping that is Australia. Largely underpinning the work is the desire to question and to unhinge dominant ideologies and the social conditioning woven through the contemporary Australian cultural and social psyche.  

Through a suite of subversive works I explore time and space, fiction and reality, past and present - the under represented and the often forgotten elements in our shared landscape. Inserting an alternate story for societies consideration, attempting to assist the like minded in the quest to redirect the tides of our times.  


Jody Haines is a Photographer, Artist and Curator based in Melbourne.  

Prior to working with the visual, Haines initially studied Contemporary Music, majoring in Voice.  Quickly recognising that maybe her dreams of a rock star existence might not be realised, she pursued her other passion – Photography – and went on to study a Bachelor of Photography at Griffith University. Afterward Jody embarked on her visual career as a Photographer, Artist and Curator incorporating both her love of sound and image in her work. 

Haines is Currently studying a Masters of Art Art in Public Space at RMIT and lives and works on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples.

Solo Exhibitions & Collections

2017 This is not resolved, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray,   Vic.

2016 Searching for Bon, Collection of Hume City Council (Digital Collection)

Artist Residency

2018 Artist Residency (photography), Carriageworks, Sydney (July 2018) 

2017 Saltwater Video Artist Residency, Wyndham City Council - In progress 

2017  Women of the World Festival, Portrait Residency, FCAC, Melbourne - with public outcome 

2017 Gertrude Street Projection Festival Masterclass laboratory, Testing Grounds, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2018 Tell, Sydney Festival, Sydney

2017 #IAMWOMAN, One night in Footscray, Public Art Festival, Melbourne

2017 #IAMWOMAN, Immerse Public Art Festival, Knox, Melbourne

2017 Future is Now, RMIT Europe, Barcelona, Spain 

2017 Tell, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat

2017 Future is now, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Fitzroy, Melbourne

2017 Iris Awards, PCP, Semi Finalist, Perth

2017 Footscray Art Prize (Tertiary) Shortlisted Artist.  VU Metro, Footscray, Melbourne 

2016 Proximity, 3 O’clock Gallery, South Bank, Melbourne

2016 Space Between Light Festival, Richmond, Melbourne

2016 Melt Portrait Prize. Brisbane (Finalist, Highly Commended)

2015 Labouring Under an Assumption, Brisbane

2014 Spirit Queen, Photography Factory, Sydney

2014 Lethbridge Art Prize, (Finalist, Highly Commended)

2013 Museum of the Long weekend, C100 Canberra

Curatorial Roles

2016 – 2014

Mentor & Workshop Presenter (Curation and Visual language) Photography Factory, Sydney 


Curator & Exhibition Coordinator - Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Performing Arts Market, proppaNOW 

Curator - Walkley Foundation Nikon Walkley Projections, Brisbane


Guest Curator & WorkshopPresenter & Portfolio reviewer - Chobi Mela International Festival ofPhotography, Dhaka Bangladesh

Curator - Walkley Foundation Nikon Walkley Projections, Brisbane

Curator, Project & ProductionManager - QLD Towns Documentary project, State Library of Queensland and Griffith University

2013 – 2007

Curator & Exhibitions Coordinator - Brisbane Powerhouse, delivering over 100 exhibitions


Curator - Walkley Foundation Nikon Walkley Projections, Brisbane


Exhibition Manager - MSF and VII AGENCY Photographic exhibition, Congo the Forgotten War, Australian tour.    

2006­ – 2004

Curator & Workshop Facilitator – Photography workshops for Hazara refugees with public exhibition outcomes. Brisbane City Council. 


Curator, Artist & Exhibitions Coordinator - Global Citizens, a response to Australia’s refugee crisis

Using Format