My love for photography started when I was a teenager living in the Dandenong Ranges. After studying, working and travelling, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) at RMIT, with extra subjects in Documentary. During this time I began working with photos in the Comm’s department of a big humanitarian not-for-profit organisation. I was given lots of great opportunities, including photographing in remote communities in Australia and abroad.
After living in the inner city for years, my partner Patrick and I bought a house for our growing family in Ferny Creek. We have two beautiful boys, Lucas and Zac, and when they were younger I began teaching. I’ve also been making and exhibiting art. Utilising historic and contemporary photographic processes, I explore relationships between people and places, and consider connection, disconnection and belonging through my art (website www.rebeccamurray.au).
Connection, belonging and community is what the House is all about, and it’s lovely to be working amongst people who care about that, and to get to meet and teach so many different people.