Rohan Hutchinson is a photographic artist and designer whose work researches the transformation of space and our relationship with the environment, both built and the natural. Hutchinson's work is an expanded practice, exploring the photographic image within gallery and publication settings.

In 2020 Hutchinson founded acb press, an independent publishing platform set up to educate and create conversations around photo book publishing and design.


V&A Museum National Art Library (London), New York Public Library, Printed Matter Inc (New York), Sharjah Art Foundation, National Art Gallery of Canada Library, National Library of Australia, NGV Shaw Research Library, Victorian State Library, Gippsland Art Gallery

Book releases

2022- Building for a Typhoon (acb-press), edition of 140
2021- North Eastern Estates (acb press), edition of 150 
2020- Mountain Views from my archive (acb press), edition of 200
2020- Post Hiroshige (Artist books, Concertina Book set A,B,C),  edition of 8 
2020- Post Hiroshige, edition of 150
2019- Brief Recordings, edition of 300
2018- Architecture for the Animals, edition of 110
2018- An Error has occurred (Perimeter Editions), edition of 600
2018- The North Eastern Estates (Artist Book), edition of 20
2017- The city in itself (The Velvet Cell), edition of 300
2017- A conversation between 2 worlds (Artist Book), edition of 10
2016- Elemental 1:1 (Artist Book), edition of 2
2016- Elemental, edition of 700
2014- A brief stroll whilst inspecting architecture, edition of 700

Art Book Fairs

NGV Melbourne Art book fair (2016-23), MEL photo book fair 2023, Photo 2022, Semi-permanent, abc Beijing, abc Shanghai, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, New York, Tokyo Art book fair, London Offprint (Perimeter Editions stand), LA Art book fair (Perimeter Editions stand), Focal Point UAE (Perimeter Editions stand), Vienna Photo-book festival (Australian Photo-book of the year stand), Off Print Paris (Choisi Switzerland stand), IPF Melbourne, Un-seen Amsterdam (Choisi Switzerland stand), NADA NYC (Printed Matter Inc stand), Melbourne Art book Fair NGV, Volume Art book fair Sydney (Kinokuniyo Stand), Paris Photo LA (Printed Matter Stand), LA independent Photo book festival, (QCP Stand)

Exhibition/Event  Design

2023 March, Curatorial lead and graphic designer for MEL Photo book fair.
2022 March, Curatorial lead and designer for Considered environment, the photo-books of Yukio Tabuchi and Camera Mainichi, exhibition and panel discussion, Melbourne design week, held at the Centre for Contemporary Photography

2021 Curatorial lead and designer for Open Library, Ngv Melbourne art book fair, held CCP

Exhibitions (Selected)

2023 Gippsland Art Gallery, Polar Convergence, June-Aug
2023 May, Melbourne Design week, Found in translation

2022, Clinic Gallery, Tokyo, Obfuscation & Delineation; Navigating the boundaries of the Australian Contemporary Photography (Group Show) 
2022, CCP anual fundraiser (group show)
2022, CCP, Sight Unseen (group show)
2019, CCP, Polar Convergence, joint exhibition with Philip Samartzis
2019-  Nishi Gallery Canberra, Polar Convergence, joint exhibition with Philip Samartzis
2018-  Neo Space (Solo), Architecture for the Animals
2017- CLIP award, Perth Centre for Photography
2016- Australian Art-book prize, Mackay
2016- Peer to space, Germany, Our Cities Surrounded
2016- Strange Neighbour Gallery (Solo), Elemental
2015- Elle Tea, Making Space, Foolscap Studio
2014- Perth Centre for Photography (Solo), Kanazawa Study
2013- Queensland Centre for Photography (Solo), Kanazawa Study
2013-  Kanazawa Art port. Japan (Solo), Kanazawa Study
2013- Darkness at the end of town, Perth Centre for Photography
2012- Sunshine Coast Art Prize,
2012- Colour Factory Gallery (Solo), Kanazawa Study
2012- Chromomeric, Age Media Centre Gallery
2012- Art Coaster, Kanazawa Art Centre, Japan
2011- Sunshine Coast Arts Prize
2011- Contemporary Landscapes, Colour Factory Gallery
2010- Colour Factory Gallery (Solo) Kamikawa Sub-prefecture
2009- Wall paper, Trocadero Art Space
2009- Sessions, Trocadero Art Space
2008- Flinders Lane Gallery (Solo), Beijing 8pm-11pm
2007- Phyllis Palmer Gallery (Solo), 11pm-2am
2007- Seventh Gallery (Solo), 11pm-2am

Artist Residencies / Research Trips

2022 Bogong Sound Map, Alpine region Victoria
2019- Hokkaido & Tokyo, Japan, research trip
2018- Perimeter Editions Artist residency at MGA
2017- Svalbard, The Arctic, research trip
2014- Gushul Studio, Lethbridge University, Canada, Artist in residence
2012- Centre for Art and Architecture, Kanazawa Japan, Artist in residence
2010- Hokkaido Japan, research trip

Artist Talks/Panel discussions

2022, Meet the maker, Photo 2022
2022, Design and Printing, panel discussion, Photo 2022
2022, Melbourne Design week,  Considered environment, Panel discussion
2021, Ballarat International Photo Bienalle, artist talk, in conversation with Linsey Gosper
2021, Photo 2021, Panellist Making Photo-books
2019, CCP, Artist talk, on self-publishing
2019, CCP, Polar convergence exhibiton, Artist talk
2019, Nishi Gallery, Polar convergence, Panel Discussion
2019 NGV, fully booked, Panel discussion
2019, Photographic Studies college, Artist talk
2018, Perimeter books, Panel Discussion
2017, CCP, Artist talk, emerging research on Photography

Education / Awards

2022 Awarded Bogong Sound Map funded residency- Supported by Bogong Centre for sound and Regional Arts Victoria
2021- Completing - Master of Communication design, RMIT
Bachelor or Visual Arts, Latrobe University
Diploma of New Media, Swinburne
2019- The North Eastern Estates (Artist book) Shortlisted for NGV Cornish Prize for Art and Design Publishing
2019- An error has Occurred Shortlisted for NGV Cornish Prize for Art and Design Publishing

2018- Judge for CCP Ilford Salon
2018-  Assessor for BA Photography at PSC
2018- Guest lecturer for Masters of Photography course, PSC
2018- Photo-book advisor and writer for Tsuka (Contemporary Japanese Photography) exhibition at CCP
2018- Guest Lecturer at PSC
2018-2020 Mentor for the Masters of Photography course at PSC
2016- Finalist for the Australian Art-book prize, Mackay QLD
2016- Finalist for Australian Photo-book of the year Awards
2014- Guest lecturer Art/Design now at Lethbridge University Canada
2012- Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2011- Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2010 Completed Bachelor of Visual Arts, Latrobe University

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