Rachael Johnston's work as a creative director and video artist is integrally involved with content creation, live video performance, video mapping and editing.
Rachael has garnered an extensive list of artist collaborations; notably Girl Talk, Delta Goodrem, Cat Power, Jessica Mauboy, Daft Punk, The Avalanches, Powderfinger, Demi Lovato, Azealia Banks, What So Not, Alison Wonderland, Dami Im and Dizzee Rascal among many others.
She has been commissioned to contribute to a number of arts and cultural festivals, including Australian Fashion Week, Vivid Live Festival and the G20 Conference.
Of the latter, she collaborated with Indigenous and Australasian artists to produce large-scale visual building projections as part of Brisbane’s G20 Cultural Celebrations.
Her live television work has involved the creation and direction of content for performances on The X Factor, Nickelodeon, The Logies, The Voice, The Arias, The Footy Show and Pacha.
She has played integral roles in video direction and performance for such national events as Future Music Festival, Stereosonic, Big Day Out, Field Day, Parklife and Splendour in the Grass.
Additionally, she has been fortunate to produce visual shows for a number of artists performing at Coachella, Glastonbury Festival, and Tomorrowland.
The initial stages of her career involved the completion of a Fine Arts degree in Film and Video with honours, the production and direction of a number of music clips for local artists, and the reception of both gold and silver awards in Directing and Editing at the Queensland’s New Filmmakers Awards.
Rachael Johnston's collaborations and commissions typically seek to meld thematic, narrative and contextual arrangements with the client’s own work—the intended result being an enhancement of the audience’s experience and understanding of the artist's vision.