If you’re looking for the Rookster… You found him

Welcome!

Born in Brighton, England. I was a boy about town until the Smithers-Jones lifestyle sucked me in, and turned me into someone I did not want to be.

So, in 2013 (with the missus in tow) we left our Revolutionary Road, and took a mid-life meander to Melbourne (via S.E. Asia & India). The new experiences I encountered on the way, inspired me to write and make pictures.

These days I use photography and collage to question mainstream narratives, provoke thought and find new perspectives on the social and political forces that shape our world. Often through the use of cultural references in music, film, poetry and philosophy.

The more I see, the more I know. The more I know, the less I understand.

Ben Rook (theRookster)

I'm here in my mould
I’m here in my mould…

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Past Exhibitions:

  • CCP Salon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne – 2017
  • CCP Salon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne – 2014

Training & Workshops:

Photography

  • Darkroom Printing – Fox Darkroom & Gallery, Melbourne – 2018
  • Film Photography & Developing – Fox Darkroom & Gallery, Melbourne – 2017
  • Understanding & Curating Pictures with Les Walkling, CCP Melbourne – 2017
  • Lighting Composition with Les Walkling, CCP Melbourne – 2016
  • Photography – LaTrobe College of Art & Design, Melbourne – 2014

Visual Art

  • Contemporary Painting – VCA, Melbourne – 2018
  • Oil Painting – Victorian Artist’s Society, Melbourne – 2017
  • Sculpture – Victorian Artist’s Society, Melbourne – 2017
  • Imaging & Graphics – LaTrobe College of Art & Design, Melbourne – 2016