Rahni Allan is an interdisciplinary artist whose works span lighting and set design, electronics, sound, video, photography, installation and performance to produce works that explore the intersections of art, science and culture. Rahni graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art with a BFA Hons in 2011 and continues to have an active presence within the local Tasmanian Arts whilst expanding her practice to national and international audiences.
Her works have been shown extensively within Tasmanian Galleries including the Universities’ Entrepot and Plimsoll Galleries, Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) and local ARI’s including Launceston’s Sawtooth Gallery and Hobart’s Inflight and Constance Galleries.
Rahni was a finalist in the 2013 Tasmanian Portraiture Prize touring exhibition, visiting Salamanca Art Centre, Devonport Regional Gallery and Burnie Regional Gallery. Rahni was invited in 2013 to contribute to the ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) Art(ist’s) In Space Panel and was selected to participate in Networked Art Forms and Tactical Magick (MAF:TMFC) to produce a work in response to an extensive electronic art symposium at Contemporary Art Tasmania (CAT). In 2013 Rahni was awarded the MONA Scholarship Prize, to produce an installation for the museum’s Roundhouse Gallery and in contribution to Mona’s permanent collection.
In 2014, Rahni was selected to contribute to Occam’s Razor: Art, Science and Aesthetics at Propeller and !dea Galleries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and to participate in Ayatana’s AIR Currents Residency program in Nova Scotia, Canada and produce work for exhibiting at Umpqua Community College Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon.