Patrick Riley 🏡

  1. Wendover Place
  2. Aarhus & Hygge
  3. In the Upper Murray (coming soon, lol)

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I am an artist and secondary teacher based between Hobart (nipaluna), Melbourne (Naarm), and most recently Corryong (Cooyong) in remote Victoria. I went to RMIT and completed an Honours degree in photography and also had a fun time pretending to study photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.  

My interests are in photographs, videos and archival materials capacity to affect, create atmosphere and resonation. During the pandemic I’ve was stuck with my family and caught up in the ordinary-ness of things. I used photography as an outlet to bring us closer together when I moved home in 2020. 

At the beginning of 2021, I packed up my life and moved to the border of Victoria and New South Wales to teach Media, Visual Art and Design at Corryong College. I did this while I completed a Master of Teaching (Internship) at the University of Melbourne. During this time, I presented a Capstone project about the formation of early-career teachers with dual identities, both artist and educator.  

I have much less time to play in photo land at the moment. I am still making photographs (while I learn to be a teacher, and set up a school darkroom!)


MTeach (Internship), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
BA Photo (Honours), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
BA Photo (Exchange), RMIT University Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Photojournalism 1, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus, Denmark

Selected Exhibitions





STAGES: Life in lockdown, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, VIC
Hobart Current: Films of the people, The Loop, Hobart, TAS
GradFoto 2020, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, VIC
Hospital Heroes Gallery, Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
RMIT School of Art Graduate Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Life Exposed, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, EG
Iris Award Finalists, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, WA
Emerging Artist Award, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, VIC
Exposure Photography Showcase, Sally Walker Gallery, Geelong, VIC

Grants & Prizes



FRRR Strengthening Regional Communities Grant, for Corryong College
Innovative Teacher Relocation Grant
RMIT Global Mobility Grant
RMIT Creative Funding Recipient
George Alexander Foundation Grant
RMIT Equity Travel Grant
Andreas Florez Travel Scholarship for Artistic Excellent