LAST Collective


Beth Arnold

Melanie Irwin

Katie Lee

Clare Rae

Hanna Tai


Notes on Light and Air (Shoreline Score)
Evidence of Life: MoreArt 2022
Melbourne Art Fair Project Room

Recent Work 2019-20

LIGHT: The Second LAST Collective Show 2017
The First LAST Collective Show 2016


Print set (blue stamp) 2017

Print set (black stamp) 2016

Artists’ works 

Artists’ publications


Light and Air and Space and Time (LAST) is an artist collective. Founding members Beth Arnold, Melanie Irwin, Katie Lee, Clare Rae and Hanna Tai have come together with shared affinities among their practices and a firm belief that independent artists don’t have to work alone.

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Clare Rae

Clare Rae, Bunker Near Petit Plemont, 2017
Silver gelatin print, 40.6 x 50.8 cm

In her photographic practice, Clare Rae explores ideas of performance and gesture to interrogate and subvert dominant modes of representation. Her work is informed by feminist theory, and presents an alternate and often awkward experience of the female body. Known for her engagement with domestic and institutional spaces, Rae’s work has recently been captured and exhibited in locations such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, the Abbotsford Convent, Sutton Project Space and the Substation, Melbourne.

Rae completed a Master of Arts by research at Monash University in 2014, and received first class Honours in Fine Art at RMIT University in 2009. Recent exhibitions include Entre Nous at the Centre for Contemporary Photography 2018, Irrational Behaviour at Sutton Projects 2018, Unfinished Business at ACCA 2017. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally, including Artbank, The National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University and RMIT University. Rae has been shortlisted for the William & Winifred Bowness Prize six times at the Monash Gallery of Art (2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018 & 2019), and was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award in 2019, the Churchie Prize in 2014 and the National Photography Prize at the Murray Art Museum in 2016.

Clare Rae, Untitled (Design Archive), 2019

Clare Rae, Le Pinacle No. 2,

Silver gelatin print

Clare Rae, Robert Blackwood Cold Stairs, 2016

Clare Rae, Untitled (Cleaner’s Stairs), 2013
Archival pigment print, 60 x 60 cm

Clare Rae, Untitled (Self-portrait in the Life Drawing Studio), 2019
Clare Rae with Katie Lee, Untitled, 2017