Raised in Wyalkatchem in the Central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Perth based photographer Brad Rimmer seeks to uncover the human within often alienating everyday environs. He continues to use his artistic practice to probe at the essence of rural Australia and the emotional impact of the natural landscape upon individual psyches. More recently, Rimmer’s work has turned to the geography and social complexities in China.
His work has been shown in numerous local and international solo exhibitions, including the 2005 Perth International Arts Festival; the 2004, 2005 and 2008 Pingyao and the 2006 Lianzhou International Photo Festivals in China; the 2006 Brighton Photo Biennial in the United Kingdom; Kaunas Photo 08 in Lithuania and Photoforum PasquArt in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
He has received the City of Perth Photo Image Award three times and was a recipient of a 1997 Santa Fe Assignment Earth Prize for Photography in the USA. In 2009 he was awarded a Mid Career Fellowship from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts in order to publish Silence in 2010. In 2015 Rimmer was selected as a finalist in the John Stringer Prize.
His photographs are held in numerous national and corporate collections, including the National Gallery of Australia and The Art Gallery of Western Australia.