Lives and works at Sydney Australia
www.juliadavis.com.au Julia Davis works with a wide range of materials and processes including object, photography and video. Her installations are often site-specific and have been installed in salt lakes, deserts, parklands, as well as within galleries and the built environment. She has an MVA from Sydney College of the Arts 2005, exhibits nationally and internationally and is the recipient of numerous awards. Her work is represented in private collections in Australia and Europe and major commissions include a large public artwork at Sydney Water Headquarters. Education: MVA, Sydney College of the Arts 2006. Dip FA Prahran College of Fine Art, Melb 1980 Selected solo and two person exhibitions 2016 Dark Matter, Manly Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney 2014 Ephemeral Coast, Mission Gallery, Swansea Wales GB, (curated by Celina Jeffery Toronto University) 2011 Sculptural forms, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW 2010 Julia Davis, Conny Dietzschold Gallery Sydney 2009 Julia Davis, Peloton Gallery, Sydney 2007 In Relation, Peloton Gallery, Sydney 2006 Towards Perigee, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney 2003 Divesting Skin, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery 2000 Past Tense, Manly Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney Selected group exhibitions 2016 Greyscale, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, NSW. Artspace Mackay QLD 2015 Greyscale, National Art School Sydney 2014 OverView, International Festival of Video Art, Nimgen, The Netherlands (World Tour 2015), represented by DLUX Media Arts Sydney reSATURATE, GCS Gallery Sydney, (curated by Nicholas Soutas) Spaced: Art Out of Place (National tour) Latrobe Regional Gallery Victoria, Swan Hill Regional Gallery Victoria, Bunbury Regional Gallery WA, The Cannery Arts Center WA 38th Alice Art Prize, Araluan Art Centre, NT The Unpredictable Creative Power of Nature, Backstage Galley, Conny Dietzschold Gallery Sydney 2013 Friday 13th, The British School, Rome Spaced : Art Out of Place, (National tour) Plimsoll Gallery Hobart, Vancouver Arts Center Albany WA, Alcoa Mandura Art Gallery, WA, Geralton Regional Art Gallery WA. INTER_PLAY, Conny Dietzchold Gallery Sydney 2012 Spaced : Art Out of Place, IASKA Biennale, Fremantle Arts Center, Fremantle WA Drawing Lines in the Sand, Cockatoo Island, Sydney (curated by Claire Taylor) 2011 Duality: explorations of two sides in the real and imagined world, Banyule Arts Space, Melbourne Korean International Art Fair, represented by Conny Dietzchold Gallery Sydney, Seoul, South Korea Neue namen, Knoll Gallery Oberhoffen Germany Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy Willoughby Sculpture Prize, Sydney Singapore Art Fair, represented by Conny Dietzschold, Singapore 2010 Hong Hong Art Fair, Melbourne Art Fair represented by Conny Dietzschold Gallery In Temperance, Temperance Lane Sydney, Collaboration with Lisa Jones (curated by Mark Titmarsh) 2009 The one after 09, Peloton Gallery, Sydney 2008/9 Art and About, Albion Place Laneway, Sydney (curated by Claire Taylor) 2007 Echalon, Peloton Gallery, Sydney. Monolithic, Peloton Gallery, Sydney (curated by Giles Ryder) Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne 2006 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne Post-It, Peloton Gallery (curated by Tracey Clement) 2005 Unclaimed Luggage – Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain Polyformalism, Project Space, Danks St, Sydney (curated by Mathias Gerber) The Adventure Project, First Draft Gallery Sydney. Post Graduate exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts Selected awards/grants/commissions 2012/13 Australia Council Residency, The British School, Rome. Commission, Public Artwork, Potts Hill, Sydney 2011 NAVA NSW Artist’ Grant (shared with Geoff Kleem, Adam Norton) 2010 Residency, Fraser Studios, Sydney., Sydney. Residency, IASKA, Perth. Commission, Marrickville Council Sydney. 2008/9 Commission, Sydney Water Headquarters Public Artwork, Parramatta 2008 Australia Council Grant (New Work established artist) 2007 Winner, Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Judged by Anna Schwartz, Anna Schwartz Gallery 2006 Special Commendation Award, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Judged by Anthony Bond, Felicity Fenner, Professor Anne Graham 2002 AGNSW Directors Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Judged by Edmond Capon, Director AGNSW Collections: Private collections in Australia and Europe. Artbank, GOMA Qld, Werribee Park Melbourne
My work explores the effect of time on understandings of the body in relation to landscape and how this underpins our sense of self and place. Active sites such as deserts, volcanos, coastal precincts and salt lakes provide ways to think about the idea that landscape is cultural space - a space informed by and informing culture. The work references desire, vulnerability and anxiety. It is a reminder that we are poised on the edge; the world is fraught with both man-made and natural disaster.