Rachel O’Neill

"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." - Artist Statement

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

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

Aotearoa Short Film Lab, Auckland
Among other things, I’ve taken up smoking, (with All the Cunning Stunts collective), TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands

SafARI Festival, SafARI.org.au, Australia
Woahmanchester, (with All the Cunning Stunts collective), The Physics Room, Christchurch

Girls & Ponies, (with All the Cunning Stunts collective), Nieuwe Vide Artspace, Haarlem, Netherlands

Against Prevailing Winds, Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes, Wellington

The Gayze Off!!!, (with All the Cunning Stunts collective), Te Tuhi, Auckland
Caves are made of rock but not this cave, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
With Sympathy, YouTube 

All the Cunning Stunts, Light Boxes, Wellington

A tradition of immediacy, Christchurch Arts Centre

Continuous Memory (solo), High Street Project, Christchurch

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