Ebony Rattle

multidisciplinary artist.  


I acknowledge that I live and work on the stolen lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded. Please visit Path to Equality for a wealth of resources. 

photograph by chloe morgan

Biography: Ebony Rattle is a sound/vision technician, sound designer and writer/director living on Wurundjeri land. They began their audio career in 2016, cutting their teeth in local dive bars in Melbourne mixing emerging and established local acts, and in 2017 was selected as Arts Centre Melbourne’s Production Trainee in Sound and Vision. In that year, they refined their sound and vision practice, learning under some of Australia’s leading production technicians. Since completing their traineeship, they have toured nationally and internationally as a sound and/or vision technician with Australia’s most prestigious performance companies and some of the biggest music acts in the world.

Ebony has worked as a sound and/or vision technician extensively with Opera Australia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, and at music festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival (Niigata, Japan), Fairgrounds Festival and Golden Plains. Most recently, they have been working on the Live At The Bowl season and judging the prestigious Music Victoria Awards

Previously, they have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media/Cinema) (Distinction) from Swinburne University’s highly regarded film department. Ebony's writing and directing practise focuses on emotional experiences over structured narrative. Their work primarily revolves around lived concepts of identity, gender and disability, while utilising their technological background to create abstract contemporary worlds that sit at the juxtaposition of theatre and technology. 

Theatre credits include Ring, Ring! (2021, Theatre Works, co-writer & director with Ellen Wiltshire), BLITZ (2019, Alex Theatre St Kilda, writer & director). Currently they are developing their next work, A PLACE FOR DOGS, with Antipodes Theatre Company.

Ebony is a proud member of MEAA.