Jacqui Stockdale is a 1990 graduate from Victorian College of the Arts and a leading contemporary artist renowned for her magical and symbolic images that include theatrical photography, painting, drawing and collage. Her practice engages cultural identity, folklore and the transformative nature of tirual in society.
In 2016 Stockdale featured in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Magic Object, followed by a major survey exhibition at the Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria. International exhibitions include Todays/Tomorrow, Cape Town, South Africa, Living Rooms, at the Louvre Museum, Paris; All Masqueradel, Museum Villa Rot, Germany; Volta, Switzerland; and Wonderworks, Hong Kong. In 2012 Stockdale won the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. Her work is held in permanent collections including the National Gallery of Australia, New Castle Art Gallery, Albury Regional Gallery, Benella Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Artbank and the Watermill Foundation Collection, USA.
An ABC TV documentary about her practice titled ‘Heart’, featuring hand drawn animations, won Best Documentary at the 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival.