Rachel O'Neil

Rachel O’Neill is a filmmaker, writer and artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. She seeks out fresh ways to see and understand the human condition and strives to unearth humour, candour and strangeness in human experience. She has exhibited and screened work widely in Aotearoa, as well as Australia and the EU. She created the experimental comic web series ‘With Sympathy’ in 2012, and is developing a second web series working with hand-animated collage. O’Neill’s debut collection of poetry One Human in Height (Hue & Cry Press) was published in 2013 and she was selected for the 2017 Aotearoa Short Film Lab. She is a member of All the Cunning Stunts (AtCS) with fellow artists Liz Allan, Clare Noonan and Marnie Slater who exhibit regularly in New Zealand and Europe. She is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts and the International Institute of Modern Letters.

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Thomasin Sleigh (2020)

CIRCUIT Projects

Home Movies, CIRCUIT / AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington (2019)
Masons Screen, Wellington (2019)

Selected Exhibitions

2019
Masons Screen, Wellington
Home Movies, AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington

2017 
Aotearoa Short Film Lab, Auckland, NZ 
Among other things, I’ve taken up smoking, as part of the collective All the Cunning Stunts (AtCS), TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016
SafARI Festival, SafARI.org.au, Australia
Woahmanchester, as part of the collective All the Cunning Stunts (AtCS), The Physics Room, Christchurch

2015 
Girls & Ponies, as part of the collective All the Cunning Stunts (AtCS), Nieuwe Vide Artspace, Haarlem, Netherlands

2014
On Collaboration (page work) in Kaokao: Mata Aho Collective, Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Wellington

2013
Against Prevailing Winds, Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes, Wellington, NZ

2012
The Gayze Off!!!, as part of the collective All the Cunning Stunts (AtCS), Te Tuhi, Auckland
Caves are made of rock but not this cave, with Sian Torrington and Joan Flemming, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
With sympathy, six episode YouTube web series: http://bit.ly/1Nqfrt

2010 
All the Cunning Stunts, curated by Mary-Jane Duffy, Light Boxes, Wellington

2009
A tradition of immediacy, Arts Centre Christchurch

2007
Continuous Memory, (solo) High Street Project, Christchurch

2006
Hallways of Lives, (solo) Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington