Shae Rooke is a photographer, video and installation artist based in Melbournes West. Her current artworks play off mis/communication and offer multiple interpretations of the world around us – focussing on landscape, memory, perception and communication. Shae creates intricate installations and illusiory video’s and photographs from ordinary objects which merge natural and constructed landscapes, mess with scale and twist your perception. Shae is inspired by $2 shops, pop culture and long walks with her camera. Her favourite words are creepy and cute. 

Shae has exhibited throughout Australia, Europe and Asia on public art, video projections, sculptural commissions and cultural exchange projects. Along with her solo art practice, Shae works with artists, arts organisations, sound designers and artisans to develop innovative creative projects.

Visit Shae’s online store or contact Shae to commission a work or collaborate on something new. Shae also works as a freelance photographer for events, performances and exhibitions, get in touch for a quote!

Follow Shae on Instagram and Tumblr for news, musings and studio sneak peaks.  



Limited edition fine art photographs. Contact Shae for pricing and inquiries.

Suspended Moment, 2018 - BUY

Cheeks, 2018 - BUY

Lost, 2018

Pulsating in Pink, 2018 - BUY

An Undeniable Glow, 2018

Night Blooms #1, 2018

Twist, 2018

Optical Scattering (Video Still #1), 2017

Optical Scattering (Video Still #3), 2017

Optical Scattering (Video Still #2), 2017

Looking at the ground to look at the sky, 2014

Spectacle (Video Still), 2016

Airless # 1, 2015

Borrowed Backdrop, 2014

Mountain, 2016

Dirt Mountain #1, 2012

Dirt Mountain #2, 2012


Featured videos and excerpts.

Nature Morte, a morphing cabinet of everyday curiosities. Collaboration with Jess Dubblu.

The Disclaimer, a playful look at the faith we put in cinema and it’s storytelling abilities. Collaboration with Jess Dubblu.

Spectacle. A 3D holographic picture of a tree spins slowly through a garden in this multi-layered landscape.

Temporary Territory. A pompom made from inflated wine bags swings through the air in an attempt to scare away the birds. Collaboration with Jess Dubblu.

MicroCosmic.  An eerie sparkling night sky created entirely from puddles in a carpark and traffic noises.

Tiles. Tiny clay public artworks disappearing before your very eyes.


Get in touch to discuss sales, future projects, exhibitions, media, commissions or to join Shae’s mailing list. 

  • Maddern Studio, Footscray, Victoria, Australia 3011. By appointment.
  • shae.rooke@gmail.com