Jacqui Stockdale works across theatrical portrait photography, painting, drawing and collage to explore ideas surrounding cultural identity, national history, theatricality, masquerade and folkloric traditions.
Raised in Benalla, Victoria, Stockdale graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in 1990 and later gained a graduate diploma in video art from the University of Tasmania. In 2012, she won the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. In 2014, her work featured in different exhibitions at the Louvre, Paris, and Museum Villa Rot, Germany; in Australia, a touring exhibition, Drawing the Labyrinth, presented more than one hundred linear metres of her sketchbook drawings.
In 2016, her paintings, collages, photographs and drawings were surveyed in Familija at the Benalla Art Gallery and she was invited to show in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Magic Object. In 2017 she was a finalist in the Olive Cotton and Martin Kantor Portraiture Prizes and in 2018, in the Blake Prize and the National Photographic Portrait Prize. Her work is represented in significant collections throughout Australia and abroad.