Rafaela Pandolfini
When the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine

Rafaela Pandolfini, ‘When the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine’, 2020, painting by Sabine Pandolfini Kirkwood, font design by Elliot Shields and caption tracing by Stephanie Overs. Image courtesy of artist.

“There was fire colours and rain colours. I like the rain colour because that would stop the fire coming. I did that because they would make the fires stopped to save the animals. Then the wind could blow.”

- Sabine Pandolfini Kirkwood

Rafaela Pandolfini is a photographer and artist, also working in the curatorial. Rafaela explores feminine identity in the broadest sense as well as the value of labour. From 2009 onwards Rafaela spent time photographing in clubs/dancefloors across Sydney, she continues to photograph for many prominent artists and institutions. In 2015, Rafaela created an epic 8 hour video called '02-02 A dance for every day of my pregnancy' exploring themes of the performative body, maintenance and care work.