Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia, at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest overview of art by First People of Australia artists to be presented in Aotearoa and features work by Julie Dowling. Drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Ever Present highlights the diverse peoples and artistic practices across Australia. The artworks included in the exhibition address Australia’s complex histories and challenge stereotypes about First People of Australia. Read more about the exhibition in the NZ Herald, ABC News, Sydney Morning Herald, Artshub and Broadsheet.
In addition, a tender portrait by Julie Dowling of her own grandmother features in the exhibition Dance Me to the End of Love at Shepparton Art Museum. Works in the exhibition are selected from the SAM collection and include ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, assemblage and installation.