Julie Dowling

Julie Dowling was born in Subiaco, Western Australia in 1969.

Working in a social realist style, Dowling draws on diverse art traditions including European portraiture, Christian icons, mural painting, dotting and Indigenous Australian iconography. Dowling works like an ethnographer, recording the deep-seated injustices in the Indigenous community. Her pictorial works have a strong political edge, however she speaks as a colonised subject and subverts the traditional power relations between the observer and the observed, the coloniser and the colonised.

She was awarded a Diploma of Fine Art at Claremont School of Art in 1989, a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University in 1992, an Associate Diploma in Visual Arts Management at Perth Metropolitan TAFE in 1995, and an Honorary Doctorate in Literature (Painting) from Murdoch University 2002.

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Julie Dowling, Self Portrait: Gurugulaadyi - Glasses, 2014 acrylic, red ochre and plastic on canvas, 120.4 x 100cm, 17336

Self Portrait: Gurugulaadyi - Glasses, 2014
acrylic, red ochre and plastic on canvas
120.4 x 100cm
17336

Selected stock

Julie Dowling
Self Portrait: Gurugulaadyi - Glasses, 2014
acrylic, red ochre and plastic on canvas
120.4 x 100cm
17336

 

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