full cv


Dec 2007 +

Fulltime artist, freelance writer, curator. Lives and works in Hobart



1999 – 2001     

PhD Fine Arts, University of Tasmania: Transforming histories: The visual disclosure of contentious pasts. http://eprints.utas.edu.au/2644/

1997 – 1998   

Masters degree (MA) Fine Arts, Goldsmith’s College, University of London


Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours, 1st Class, University of Tasmania

1991 – 1993   

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Curtin University, West Australia

1984 – 1986          

Bachelor of Arts Prehistory/Anthropology and English Literature, UWA, Perth, Australia


2010 – 2011  

Curatorial team, INSIDE: Life in Children’s homes, National Museum of Australia. Opened and touring from Nov 2011

2010 – 2013

Honorary Associate, School of Art, Hobart, University of Tasmania

Adjunct Lecturer School of Communication and Creative Industries Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

2007  – 2013

Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, School of Creative Arts, James Cook University Townsville

2008 – 2009

Guest curator Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s fibre work exhibition, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart opened Sat 4 July 2009, toured nationally to 2012. http://static.tmag.tas.gov.au/tayenebe/2007 – 08

2008 – 09

Research leave to undertake various curatorial project and Fellowships:

including ms3251 online: http://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/about/ and http://www.bettgallery.com.au/artists/gough/futurehistory/index.htm

2005 – 2008    

Lecturer Creative Arts, James Cook University, Townsville

2003 – 2004          

Curator, Indigenous art Dept., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2002 – 2003   

Lecturer, Aboriginal studies, Riawunna – University of Tasmania, Launceston

2001 – 2002    

Voluntary sculpture lecturer at MGI (Mahatma Gandhi Institute), Moka, Mauritius

2001 – 2002      

Artist residencies: Eddystone Lighthouse Tasmania; Mahatma Gandhi Institute Moka  Mauritius; Greene St New York; Cite Internationale des Artes Paris

1999 – 2001

Interpretation Officer, Aboriginal Culture, Parks and Wildlife Service, Hobart

1999 – 2001     

PhD Fine Arts, University of Tasmania: Transforming histories: The visual disclosure of contentious pasts. http://eprints.utas.edu.au/2644/

1997 – 1998   

Masters degree (MA) Fine Arts, Goldsmith’s College, University of London


Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours, 1st Class, University of Tasmania

1991 – 1993   

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Curtin University, West Australia

1984 – 1986          

Bachelor of Arts Prehistory/Anthropology and English Literature, UWA, Perth, Australia


Born Melbourne, Australia

Curatorial positions


Testing Ground. Curator, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. Opened March 2013 and touring to 2014

2010 – 2011    

INSIDE: Life in Children’s homes. Curatorial team, National Museum of Australia. Nov 2011 and touring 2012 – 2013


Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s fibre work exhibition. 4 July – 23 November Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. Touring nationally 2010 – 2011


The haunted and the bad: Nici Cumpston, Joel Birnie, Tony Albert, Yhonnie Scarce, Andrea Fisher, Linden – Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Victoria, July – August. Catalogue ISBN   978-09579354-5-7

2003 – 2005      

Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria

Selected Awards


AIR Tasmanian college artist in Residence (2015), Arts Tasmania
Grant, New Work – Established, Australia Council for the Arts
Project Grant, Regional Arts Tasmania
Plomley Research Project Grant, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, 2014-16
Curatorial award  ‘Testing Ground’ awarded BANK SA AWARD for BEST VISUAL ART & DESIGN ($500) at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe Festival 2014. 16 March


Liverpool residency, Australia Council for the Arts, UK, Aug-Nov 2013

Creative Fellowship, ANU. One of five 3 month Fellowships offered to artist researchers as part of the ARC project collaborative research project Engaging Objects: Indigenous communities, museum collections and the representation of Indigenous histories. A joint project with the Australian National University ANU), the British Museum (BM) and the National Museum of Australia (NMA). Four-year linkage project funded by an Australian Research Council grant.  The research team comprises Professor Howard Morphy (ANU), Dr Lissant Bolton (BM), Dr Ian Coates (NMA), Dr John Carty (ANU), Dr Maria Nugent (ANU), and Dr Michael Pickering (NMA) http://rsha.anu.edu.au/engaging-objects


New Work – Established, Grant, Arts and Craft Board, Australian Council for the Arts         

Two month artist residency, National Sculpture Factory [NSF], Cork, Ireland, NSF and UTAS. August – September 2010.


Westpac Redlands Art Prize. Mosman Gallery 13 Nov – 6 Dec 2009 http://www.redlands.nsw.edu.au/go/redlands-community/redlands-westpac-art-prize


Manning Clark House/ Copyright Agency Limited, 8 week Residential Fellowship 2008 Canberra for research at the National Library of Australia towards transcription and essays based on 19th century VDL Magistrate’s reports. July/Aug/Oct 2009.http://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/about/


Visual Arts and Craft Board, Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Art Fellowship 2007-2008: Walking Homeland, An expansion of research and art practice on home and diaspora      

State Library of Victoria three month Creative Fellowship: Strait crossings – Nineteenth century Indigenous relocation between Victoria and Van Diemen’s Land and beyond.
The production of an annotated bibliography and a wall projection project about cross Bass Strait  relationships between Aboriginal people and sealers/whalers c.1795-1850


Tasmaniana Library, State Library of Tasmania three week Fellowship: Picturing our past: a narrative response to representations of Indigenous Tasmania, December


Arts Tasmania/Qantas Artsbridge Grant to install work at Liverpool Biennial, UK


SAMSTAG Visual Arts Scholarship 1997/8: MVA Goldsmiths College, University of London

Arts Tasmania Development Grant. Attend/install work at Cologne Art Fair, Germany

Awarded an installation space as one of 25 ‘Young, emerging artists’ by the Jurors  of Art Cologne (as part of the Forder Program, 1996)


Arts Tasmania Development Grant to attend/install work at PERSPECTA 1995, Sydney


First Class Honours. Awarded Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship


Curtin University Graduate Sculpture Prize. Curtin University Graduate Drawing Prize

1991, 1993      

Member, Vice-Chancellor’s List, Curtin University (Academically highest 1% in University)

Collections (artworks represented in)

Artbank, New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of West Australia, Perth
City of Port Phillip, Victoria
David Walsh Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Tasmania
Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania
Flinders University collection, South Australia
Janet Holmes à Court collection, West Australia
Margaret Levi & Robert D. Kaplan collection, Seattle
Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Murdoch University collection, West Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Parliament House collection, Canberra
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Redlands Grammar School, NSW
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
State Library of Tasmania, Hobart
Tamworth Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart


2012 +

Board Member, Art Monthly Australia journal, Canberra

2010 – 2014

Member, Publication Committee, AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)

2009 +      

Director Member, Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct – Code Administration Committee

2009 – 2010  

Board member, Craft Australia

2007 +      

Member AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)



Co-Judge, Cossack Art Awards, Roebourne, WA, July


Fremantle Print Prize, Pre-selection team and co-judge [one of three], July & August 2012


NATSIAA Pre-selection judging panel member. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, April/May


Solo judge: 2009 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria


Group judge: The  Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award, Queensland Art Gallery

2004, 05, 07, 08   

Group judge: The National Interpretation Australia Awards


Co-judge: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.

University examiner and co-ordination experience

2003 +       

Examiner for 20 postgraduate submissions to date:
Sydney College of Art – University of Sydney, Queensland College of Art – Griffith University, University of South Australia, Australian National University, Charles Darwin University, Macquarie University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria College of the Arts –  University of Melbourne.
Also: Honours examinations: James Cook University, University of Tasmania


Co-ordinator James Cook University, Townsville, School of Creative Arts: Professional Practice, Sculpture

2002 – 2003      

Lecturer, Riawunna, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, University of Tasmania


Co-ordinator for the Sculpture Department Unit: Mixed Media Studies at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute/University of Mauritius School of Fine Arts

2000 – 2001   

Co co-ordinator: Leeawuleena (Lake St Clair) Indigenous Interpretation Project, an initiative of TALC (Tasmanian Aboriginal Land Council) and Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania


Co-ordinator Mixed Media Studies, University of Tasmania, School of Art, Hobart




Gough, J, Tayenebe – Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre work, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart. ISBN   978-0-9806327-1-2

Book Chapters

‘Honouring the past / making a future – The Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace tradition’ and ‘Lola Greeno: Cultural Caretaker’ in Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels, Object Gallery, NSW, pp.108-116, 159, ISBN: 978-0-9578180-1-9

Gough, J, ‘Forgotten lives – the first photographs of Tasmanian Aboriginal people’, 2014, in: Calling the Shots: Aboriginal Photographies, edited by Dr Jane Lydon, Aboriginal Studies Press, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies (AIATSIS), Canberra, Australia, ISBN: 9781922059598


Gough, J, ‘The conciliation (etching)’, Alisa Bunbury (ed.) This Wondrous Land: Colonial Art on Paper, National Gallery of Victoria,  ISBN: 9780724103447


Gough, J and Naylor, S, ‘Circuit Breaking? Indigenous Australian Art and Critical Discourse’, Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence(ed) Jaynie Anderson, Miegunyah Press, University of Melbourne, ISBN 978‐0‐522‐85711‐5, ch.164, pp.820‐825


Gough, J, ‘Being collected and keeping it real’, Keeping Culture: Aboriginal Tasmania, (ed) Amanda Jane Reynolds, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ISBN    1 876944 48X, pp. 9-20

Gough, J, ‘Being there, then and now – aspects of south east Aboriginal art’, Landmarks, (ed) Judith Ryan, National Gallery of Victoria, ISBN    0 7241 0267 1, pp.125 -131


Gough, J, ‘Aboriginal Art’, ‘ Langerrareroune (Sarah Island)’, ‘Oyster Cove’, ‘Penemeroic, Toinneburer, Rawee’, ‘West coast Aboriginal escapes’, in (ed.) Alison Alexander, The Companion to Tasmanian History, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, University of Tasmania, ISBN  186295223X, five entries p.1, 206, 261-2, 268-9, 383


Gough, J, ‘Richard Browne’, ‘Benjamin Dutterau’  ‘Conrad Martens’, ‘John Skinner Prout’, in ed. Lindsay, Frances, The Joseph Brown Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, 2004, ISBN  0724120523 pbk,p.40; p.42; pp 46-7; p.50

Gough, J. & Purich, T, ‘Minyma Tjuta: Many women working with fibre and the figures of Kantjupayi Benson’ in ed. Judith Ryan, Colour Power – Aboriginal Art post 1984, National Gallery of Victoria, 2004, ISBN  0724120566  pbk, pp.126 -130


Gough, J, ‘Cultural Relevance and Resurgence: Aboriginal Artists in Tasmania Today’, Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, ed. Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale, Oxford University Press, ANU, 2000, ISBN  0195506499, pp.255-259

Gough, J, 2000, ‘Physiological Adaptation to Cold and other true horror stories’, Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, ed. Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale, Oxford University Press, ANU, 2000, ISBN  0195506499, p.97

Gough, J, 2000, ‘History, Representation, Globalisation and Indigenous Cultures: A Tasmanian Perspective’, in Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World, eds Claire Smith and Graeme Ward, Allen & Unwin, 2000, ISBN  186448926X, pp.89-108

Journal Articles


Gough, J, 2013, Fugitive history, images, Griffith Review, no. 39 (Autumn 2013), pp.193-200


Gough, J, ‘2011 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award’, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, vol 512, July 2012, pp. 42-45


Gough, J, ‘TAYENEBE/EXCHANGE’, Artlink, vol 30, #1, March 2010, pp.81-83


Gough, J, ‘Tayenebe – Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s fibrework’, Object Magazine 59, October, pp32-33, issn: 1038-1856


Gough, J, ‘Trading Places – why make Indigenous Art and where goes culture?’, MACHINE, Artworkers Alliance Queensland, Brisbane, Dec 2006, issue 2:3, issn: 1834-0237, pp.7-9

Gough, J, ‘The ‘Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award: some thoughts from the baseline’, Artlines – Queensland Art Gallery contemporary art journal, April 2006, ISSN 1325-8842, pp. 50-51


Gough, J, ‘Space to Move and Grow: Bill Viola, Dadang Christanto, Hany Armanious, Wendy McGrath’ Art and Australia, Vol 43 No 2 Summer 2005, ISSN 0004-301X, p.276


Gough, J, ‘Lola Greeno’s Purmaner’, ABV 44 – The Annual Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, (ed) Isobel Crombie, ISSN 0066 7935, pp. 94-95

Gough, J, ‘Messages received and lately understood’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Vol.2, Number 1, issn 1443-4318, pp.155–162


Gough, J, ‘Indigenous Australians in the Australian Museum’, Periphery #31, May 1997, issn 1034-0580, pp.10-13      

Gough, J, ‘Cultural Relevance and Resurgence – Aboriginal Artists in Tasmania Today’, Art and Australia, Sept.1997, Vol.35 /No.1, issn 0004-301X , pp.108– 115


Gough, J, ‘From the Deep South bearing True North – Reflections on the Wijay Na ? Conference and Exhibition’, Periphery # 28, August 1996, issn 1034-0580, p.7


Gough, J, ‘N.J.B. Plomley – My memories of that meeting’, Pugganna, TAC (Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc), Feb 1995, No.42

Exhibition catalogue essays


Gough, J, in Harms, Lisa and Brown, Nic and Gough, Julie  and Salmon, Fiona  and Radok, Stephanie and Flinders University Art Museum, 2013, Crystal Palace, edited by Stephanie Radok, Flinders University Art Museum Adelaide, S. Aust, ISBN: 9780980520880

Gough, J, TESTING GROUND, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. ISBN: 978-0-9870996-2-4


Gough, J, ‘Up Close and Personal – Diverse and dedicated Indigenous ceramicists in Australia’, 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Feb. 2012, pp-8-11, ISBN: 978-0-9870487-3-8


Gough, J, ‘Being Home: responsibility to Country’, re-earthing exhibition catalogue essay, Devonport Regional Gallery, March, ISBN  978-0-9806231-0-9, pp. 6-15


Gough, J, ‘The haunted and the bad’, Catalogue essay, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Victoria, July. ISBN   978-09579354-5-7


Gough, J, ‘The Ranger: Seeking the hidden figure of history’ catalogue essay for exhibition: The Ranger, SASA Gallery, UNISA, 11 Sept – 2 Oct 2007, Curator Mary Knights, pp. 7-11, ISBN   978-0-9803062-6-2

Gough, J, ’Strait on Shore’ catalogue essay for King Island Community art    installation, Currie, King Island, March 16 – April 30, 2007


Gough, J, ‘Recovering’, Cross-Currents exhibition catalogue essay, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art, 2 July – 7 August, 2005


Gough, J, ‘Every which way but lost – the surround sound of skin’, SKIN exhibition catalogue essay, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (Touring exhibition) , Hobart. 8 July – 8 August , 2004


Gough, J, Talking Together – Conversations between artworks’, Catalogue essay for the Exhibition Talking Together.  Curated by Lola Greeno, University Gallery, Launceston, September, 2000, pp.4-8

Conference proceedings


Gough, J, ‘History, Representation, Globalisation and Indigenous Culture – a Tasmanian Perspective’, Fulbright Symposium papers, July 1997


Conference papers/presentations


Summit speaker: FUTURE/FORWARD. NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts) “The difference question: tokenism and inclusion. Facilitator: Professor Ghassan Hage, Artist: Dr Julie Gough”, 7 Nov 2014

Symposium speaker: Where are we ? Visual cultures of place making in a precarious age, ‘Time Traveller – Julie Gough, Humanities Research Centre, ANU. Convener Dr Melinda Hinkson, 6 Nov

Curator floor talk: Testing Ground – exhibition, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, 17 June

Conference co-presenter (with Carol Cooper, NMA): “Making memories & collecting memories: A tale of two Tasmanians”, Museums Australia National Conference 2014, Launceston Tasmania, 17 May

Symposium speaker: “Scottish artists and Tasmanian Aboriginal people in the 19th century” 8-11 May, Exhibition: For Auld Land Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 10 May

Symposium speaker: Empire, Humanitarianism and Non-violence in the Colonies, Wednesday 23 April, Henry Jones and Co. Room, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Convened by Penny Edmonds and Anna Johnston

Symposium speaker: INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPHIES, 3 April 2014, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, ANU School of Art and Aboriginal Studies Press AIATSIS. Re: publication Calling the shots: Indigenous photographiesedited by Professor Jane Lydon (UWA), Roland Wilson building, ANU. Professor Jane Lydon in discussion with Professor Helen Ennis (School of Art, ANU), Dr Melinda Hinkson (School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU), Dr Martyn Jolly (School of Art, ANU) and contributors Dr Lawrence Bamblett (AIATSIS), Shauna Bostock-Smith (teacher, PhD candidate), Dr Karen Hughes (Swinburne) and Dr Julie Gough (artist, curator and writer)

Curator floor talk: Testing Ground – exhibition, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, 22 February 2014

Artist Talk: Testing Ground and Tense Past – investigations and inherited histories, Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research, Flinders University, Adelaide, 21 February 2014


Symposium speaker: The Possessed Past, 23 Oct 2013, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University, UK, Chair: Damian Skinner

Artist talk: Museum of Natural History Le Havre, to staff and fellow artists, 10 Oct 2013, Pacifique project.

Artist talk: Tues 1 Oct 2013, Liverpool Biennale Office, Liverpool

Artist panel talk: Berlin Art Fair, c/- Artlink journal, Sat 21 Sept 2013

Artist panel talk: Australian Embassy Berlin, c/- Artlink journal, Wed 18 Sept 2013

Panel talk: INSIDE OUT – New Actions for change by First Australians, 10 July, AIATSIS, ACT, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/events/insideout.html


Artist talk. Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford. 19 October 2012.

Presentation: Contested terrain: space to experiment, National Art Educator’s Conference, National Gallery of Australia, 24 Jan

Symposium presentation: Traversing history, identity and place making on the grounds of art, Picturing the Wilderness 5 January, University of Tasmania, Hobart


Artist talk. Charles Sturt University, School of Communication and Creative Industries. Wed 21 Sept, Thur 29 Sept.

Fibre Art presentation. Wagga Art Gallery. Wed 28 Sept.

Artist Floor Talk. Devonport Regional Gallery. Sat 3 Sept.

Symposium presentation: ‘Forgotten lives? – those photographed at Oyster Cove’, at: Photography and Indigenous Australians. Using the photographic archive to Recover History, Kin and Culture, State Library of Victoria, Wed 6 July 2011

Symposium presentation: ‘Shifting frontiers’, Picturing the wilderness symposium, 7 January, University of Tasmania, Hobart


Public Lecture: ‘Norfolk Plains revealed. Frontier accounts from 1821-1861’ http://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/about/, Launceston Historical Society, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Sunday 21 November

Conference presentation: ‘Terra infirma: the colonial divide’, Conciliating Narratives, National Museum of Australia,18 November

Public Lecture. Tamworth Art Gallery, Saturday 13 November

Public Lecture. National Sculpture Factory, Cork Ireland 31 Aug 2010

Public lecture. National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Sat 16 January

Symposium presentation. Picturing the wilderness, 8 January, University of Tasmania


Conference presentation. 29 Sept AIATSIS 2009: Perspectives on urban life: connections and reconnections. ‘Living in the past. An Aboriginal artist’s experience of being Tasmanian.’ Download ppt: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/conf2009/papers/R1.2.html

Guest presenter.  Intensive ANU CCR: curating. 2-3 April 2009, Louise Hamby

Guest Presentation. Tayenebe – Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s fibrework, joint presentation with Lola Greeno, Selling Yarns conference, NMA,Canberra, 7 March 2009

Opening talk. Attesting, Nici Cumpston, Galllerysmith, Collingwood, 30 Jan. online


Conference paper. Circuit breaking? Indigenous Australian Art and critical discourse, Dr Julie Gough and Dr Stephen Naylor, JCU. CIHA 2008, University of Melbourne: Crossing Cultures – Conflict, Migration, Convergences. 15 Jan 2008.

Artist talk. Esk Collection, Art Group, Longford, Tasmania. 17th February 2008

Artist talk. Big River Collection, Art Group, Hobart, 23 February 2008

Artist talk. National Gallery of Victoria: Australia, Melbourne. Floor and ppt lecture. 4 August 2008

Artist talk. with Brigita Ozolins..Living Writer’s Week, Tasmania, Hobart Penitentiary. 23 August. 2008

Guest speaker. Desart Conference, Alice Springs, Araluen Centre. Sept 26 2008.  


Artist exhibition floor talks. Musselroe Bay, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, 10 & 20 March 2007

Presentation.  Strait Crossings, Women’s History month. State Library of Victoria, 28 March

Co-presentation. We’re Here – collaborations between NMA and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, Amanda Reynolds NMA, Lola Greeno Arts Tasmania, Julie Gough JCU, Museums Australia conference, National Archives, 18 May, Canberra

Artist exhibition floor talk.  Thresholds of Tolerance ANU School of Art, 9 May 2007

Artist ppt presentation. Thresholds of Tolerance, CCR, ANU, 11 May 2007

Guest Artist lecture. Wilin Centre, Victoria College of the Arts, 25 May 2007

Presentation. Drawn Together: The Practice & Collection of Indigenous Drawings Ursula Frederick (convenor) Old Canberra House, ANU, Canberra. 28/29 May 2007

Presentation. ‘ART AND RE-ENACTMENT’ Conference ANU, Force Field & other stories – making as moving on, Humanities Research Centre, 5-7 June  2007

Artist talks WA. July/August/September
CENTRAL TAFE Perth July 2007
Curtin University Perth August 2007
Edith Cowan University August 2007
Albany WA visiting artist, Albany Library August 2007

Artist talk. South Australian School of Art. September 2007


Participant.  Art Debate – blakatak: Program of Thought 2006  TITLE: ‘Ego is not a dirty word’, Djon Mundine, MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Sydney, 10 Dec 2006

Presentation. People Identity & Place Seminar Series 2006, JCU, Townsville, 6 October 2006: ‘Making sense of place: the interdisciplinary potential of art, historic and contemporary, in reading Indigenous Tasmania’

Paper/presentation. ‘Intruder alert!: The meaningful layering of later history across Tasmanian place’, Senses of Place Conference, University of Tasmania and National Museum of Australia, Hobart, April 4-6


Presentation. ‘Regeneration: Moving places and art making about Tasmanian Aboriginal history’, Remembering Place/Dismembering Home, 9th WIP conference, University of Queensland, 30 September 2005

Paper/presentation. ‘BARE TO THE BONE: ABSENCE AS MEMORIAL IN TASMANIA’ Art and Commemoration,ANU, 31 July 2005

 Presentation. Past Tense/Present Tenable’ Creative Territories Conference, Noosa Regional Gallery, 18 June 2005


Paper/presentation. ‘How do Market forces influence contemporary Indigenous Australian artists?’, Blak Insights: Indigenous Voices New Directions, Queensland Art Gallery, 3-4 July, 2004

Paper/presentation. ‘Voices and Sources: Making Art and Tasmanian Aboriginal History’, Colonialism and Its Aftermath: An interdisciplinary conference, June 23-25, 2004 University of Tasmania, Hobart


Co-presentation. ‘Woretemoeteyenner: Ancestral currents’ with Maggie Walter at AIATSIS Indigenous Researchers Forum, 1-3 October 2003, ANU

Paper/presentation. ‘Still Present Currents’, Fusion across the Arts Symposium, 10-12 April 2003, Australian National University Centre for Cross Cultural Research


Paper/presentation. ‘Pathways to the past’, Indigenous Researcher’s Forum, Curtin University, WA, 27-29 November 2002.

Paper/presentation. ‘Art as recovery: connecting with spirit through cultural practice’, WIPCE (World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education), Calgary, Canada, August 5th 6th 2002


Paper/presentation. ‘Portrait by Place – land and language’, Portrait and Place Conference, University of Tasmania/ANU, School of Art, Hobart, 1st September 2001

Paper/presentation. ‘Gaze, guise, ruse of Hybridity’ paper, University of Tasmania Colonialism and Its Aftermath Research Cluster forum, 27 July, 2001


Paper/presentation. ‘Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World – A Tasmanian perspective’, Fulbright Symposium – Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World, NTMAG (Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery), Darwin, July 24 – 27, 1997

Artist floor talk. Black Humour Exhibition, CCAS (Canberra Contemporary Art Space), July 1997


Paper/presentation. ‘Landscape and Memory’, ACAF5 Conference (Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne) Upside down at the bottom of the World, 5 Oct. 1996

Paper/presentation. ‘Dark Secrets/Home Truths continued…’, Hobart Art Teachers Conference, School of Art, Hobart, 4 October 1996

Paper/presentation. ‘Dark Secrets/Home Truths’ read at Wijay Na ….? Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Art and Artists Conference, NTMAG 15-16 June1996

Artist residencies


Liverpool residency, Australia Council for the Arts, UK, Aug-Nov 2013


Artist in Residence. National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland. August – September.

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, Sydney. July. Produced artwork Attrition Bay for the exhibition Shifting Sands.


Artist in residence. South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide/Helpmann Academy Foundation, September

Artist in residence. Turner Galleries / Central Perth TAFE / Curtin University WA July-August http://www.turnergalleries.com.au/artists/julie_gough.php


Artist in residence. Regents Court Hotel, Potts Point, Sydney. May – June


Australia Council Greene St New York Residency. Feb-May 2002. $10,000

Commonwealth Arts and Craft Award. London. 6 months residency Mauritius and Rodrigues 9/01 – 2/02.   

Arts Tasmania Wilderness Residency. ‘Eddystone Lighthouse’ Aug 2001 & Aug 2002

Solo Exhibitions


(Upcoming) Solo exhibition, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Friday 03 July to Friday 24 July 2015


HUNTING GROUND incorporating Barbeque Area, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, 23 Oct – 15 Nov, 2014
Artist statement: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=315924aa54fc13e8c7390444f&id=95bc20f89a&e=

OBLIVION (remix) Odradek space, AEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation), Adelaide. Curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Oct 2014. http://aeaf.org.au/exhibitions/odradekaeaf.html


The Lost World (Part 2), MAA (Cambridge University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Cambridge, UK) http://maa.cam.ac.uk/maa/the-lost-world-part-2/
and CAT (Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart) Oct 23 – Nov 20, 2013

The Lost World (Part 1) CAST (Contemporary Art Studios Tasmania, Hobart)  April 24 – May 26. http://www.contemporaryarttasmania.org/program/the-lost-world-part-1
Review: http://www.realtimearts.net/article/115/11155


RIVERS RUN, Devonport Regional Gallery, September 2011

The Missing, Bett Gallery, Hobart, June – July 2011

The Crossing (The Consequence of Chance), Kelly’s Gardens, Salamanca Place, Hobart, March – April. 10 Days on the Island Festival


RIVERS RUN, Cairns Regional Gallery, 5 February – 14 March


Aftermath, 24 Hour Art Gallery, Darwin, 1 Aug – 5 Sept 2008

Fugitive History, Bett Gallery, Hobart: 11 March – 8 April 2007

The Ranger, South Australia School of Art Gallery, University of South Australia


Interrupted – Renditions of unresolved accounts, Turner Galleries, Perth, West Australia

Musselroe Bay, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria


Intertidal, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria

2002 – 04  

Chase, installation, Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria


passages, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius, February


Heartland, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

Stand, Midlands Highway installation, Tasmania

ice, earth, air, fire, water, ice, Midlands Highways Installation, Tasmania

Tense Past, PhD Examination. Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart


Re-collection, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne


Dark Secrets/Home Truths, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions


(Upcoming project) Engaging Objects: Indigenous communities, museum collections and the representation of Indigenous histories. National Museum of Australia. 


The Skullbone Experiment, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, 14 March – 18 May 2014, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, NSW, 19 July – 30 August 2014

Yey Sussura, NAIDOC Exhibition, July, Joondalup City, West Australia

Past Illusions and Present Realities, Nexus Multicultural Arts, Adelaide,14 Feb – 14 March


The Z Factor, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania,Hunter Street, Hobart, Dec 13 to Jan 31

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 23 August 2013 – 27 January 2014


unDisclosed – 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, May – July 2012

Deadly – In-between Heaven and Hell, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, 29 Feb – 25 March. Adelaide Festival 2012


‘Immemorial – reaching back beyond memory’, developed by 24HR Art in collaboration with artists from Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Chan Contemporary Art Space Darwin, Curators: Norberto Roldan, Director, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila  Sudjud Dartanto, Independent Curator and Lecturer, Indonesia Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, Steve Eland, Director 24HR Art – NTCCA, Darwin, 27 October – 27 November

The Robinson Cup, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston. Curated by Damien Quilliam. Sept 2011 – Feb 2012

Journeys: through history, theory and practice. Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart. 29 July – 28 August. Curated by Paul Zika

Evolving Identities: contemporary Indigenous Art, John Curtin Gallery 13 May – 6 July 2011

River Effects: the waterways of Tasmania, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston and Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart. March – April


Immemorial, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, October – November

Shifting Sands: Botany Bay Today. Curated by Ace Bourke and Anna Lawrenson. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. 20 Aug – 10 October

 Littoral, Carnegie Gallery Hobart, 8 April – 16 May 2010

Look Out, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, March – July

Preview 2010, Bett Gallery Hobart, January


Redlands Prize, Mosman Gallery, NSW. Nov-Dec 2009               

Clemenger Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Sept 2009 – Feb 2010

The Dreamers, Julie Gough, Jonathan Jones, Emily McDaniel, Christopher Hodges, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Bill Gregory, John Mawurndjul, Vanessa Russ, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 8 July – 6 Dec 2009, http://artnews.com.au/details.php?e=1568

5th BIENAL de Artes VENTOSUL, Curitiba, Brazil, Aug – Nov

Recycled Library – Altered Books, curator Michael Wardell, Artspace Mackay, 4 Sept – 25 Oct and touring 2010

Marcher sur la pelouse (Walk on the Grass), Plimsoll Gallery, Uni of Tasmania, July-Aug

Coal, clay, water, wood, Mori Gallery, Sydney, July

Returning, Barn, Rosny, Tasmania, May and touring in 2010

Mute Relics, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria, May

TRUST, Clarendon House, Evandale, Tasmania, March


The stuff of history, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, August

Parallel, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, August [touring 2009-2010]

Ephemeral Art at the Invisible Lodge, Friendly Beaches, Freycinet Tasmania, Feb


Power and Beauty: Indigenous Art Now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 11/07- 03/08

Thresholds of Tolerance, ANU, School of Art Gallery, Canberra

An Other Place, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Strait on Shore collaborative art project with King Island Community, 10 Days on the Island festival – Tasmania, Currie shop, King Island

Urban Arboreal, City Hall Gallery, Town Hall, Melbourne

Lessons in History: Volume 1, Grahame Gallery, Brisbane

New Acquisitions, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Indigenous Responses to Colonialism: Another Story, Adelaide Festival Centre

Font, Central TAFE Gallery, Perth, West Australia

The Greens auction, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

70% Urban, National Museum of Australia, Canberra


Biennale of Sydney, Pier 2/3, Walsh’s Bay, Sydney

TIDAL – City of Devonport Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery

From an island south, Devonport Regional Gallery and ASIALINK touring 2006-08 to Lahore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Devonport

In the world: hand, head, heart, Tamworth Textile Biennale, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW.  Touring nationally to end 2008

Senses of Place, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Single Currency, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne

Ephemeral art at the Invisible Lodge, Friendly Beaches, Freycinet, Tasmania


Recent Acquisitions: City of Port Phillip, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Victoria

Habitus-Habitat, 8 artists respond to Wallaman Falls, Great Walks of Queensland Art and Environment, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Cross Currents, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria

Ware and Tear, Hylands Gallery, Chewton, Victoria

Isolation/Solitude, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

On Island, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania


120° of Separation, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria

If only you knew, Melbourne City Hall, Victoria


<Abstractions> Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra. FUSIONS across the Arts – Centre for Cross Cultural Research ANU & ANU School of Art

2003 – 04           

Outside Inside: Fragments of Place, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, USA. 9 October 2003 – 18 April 2004 http://www.artistsofutah.org/15bytes/04feb/page4.html


Touching from a distance, Foyer, Hobart and Moores Building, Fremantle, West Australia

Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania

‘Captive’ and ‘Witness’, ESP  Project, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

What’s Love got to do with it? Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne

Home is where the heart is, Country Arts SA. Touring exhibition

Driving Black Home, 2000  by Julie Gough  and Natives on the River Ouse, 1838 by John Glover. Australian Collection Focus.  Art Gallery of New South Wales

Between Phenomena The Panorama and Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania

 Response to the Island, Salamanca Arts Centre,Long Gallery, Hobart


Native Title Business, Museum and Gallery services QLD National touring exhibition


Biennale of Contemporary Art, Festival of Pacific Arts, Noumea

heart on your sleeve, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Australian Painting Now, Access Gallery, Curtin University, West Australia

Shifting Axis, Bett Gallery, Hobart


National Gallery of Victoria, Russell Square

Mapping our Countries, Djamu Gallery, Australian Museum, Sydney

TRACE – Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, England

Whispers, Lies and Text, Central Coast Gallery, NSW

NAIDOC Exhibition, Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania

Whispers, Lies and Text, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre

Whispers, Lies and Text, University Gallery, Launceston

People, Places, Pastimes, Global Arts Link, Ipswich, Queensland

Butcher Cherel, Julie Dowling, Julie Gough, Artplace, Festival of Perth

Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Victoria


Sculpture by the Sea, Eaglehawk Neck Bay, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

Whispers, Lies and Text, CAST, Hobart. University Gallery, Launceston

The Kate Challis RAKA Award Exhibition, Ian Potter Museum of Art,

University of Melbourne

MA (Fine Arts) Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, University of London

‘Globalising Cultural Studies ?’,  Pacific Asia Cultural Studies Conference Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London

Telling Tales, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of Sydney and Neue Galerie am Landes Museum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

All this and Heaven too, Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia

Permanent Collection Exhibition, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart


Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World, Fulbright Symposium Exhibition, MAGNT, Darwin

NAIDOC Exhibition, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart

Extracts, Boomalli Aboriginal Artist’s Co-Operative, Sydney

Unusual Treasures, La Trobe University Gallery at Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria

1997 – 99   

Black Humour, CCAS (Canberra Contemporary Artspace) – touring nationally


Cologne Art Fair, Germany: ‘Forderprogram’

Castlemaine Festival 1996, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

ACAF5 (Australian Contemporary Art Fair #5) Melbourne, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Multiples and Memories, Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Historic Centre, Tasmania

Through Their Eyes – NAIDOC Exhibition,  St Kilda Town Hall, Victoria

NAIDOC Exhibition, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart

Something to do with Ears, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania

Wijay Na ? (Which way now ?),   Exhibition – 24 Hr Art, Darwin

New Music Tasmania, installation ‘Disturbed Nature’ Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Mutiny on the Docks, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Handbag, Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide


On a Mission, Boomalli Gallery, Sydney

Significant Distractions, Couch Culture Gallery, Hobart

New Faces – New Directions, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

Nuini – We have Survived, University of Tasmania Gallery, Launceston

Perspecta 1995, Art Gallery of New South Wales


Art From Trash, Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania

Presto, Honours Graduate Exhibition, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

National Graduate Exhibition, P.I.C.A. West Australia

12 Days Stuck in a Hole, Fine Arts Gallery, UTAS, Tasmania

1994 – 96     Superfictions – National Touring Exhibition

1993            Curtin University BFA Graduate Show, Bentley, West Australia

1992           A Matter of Degree Group Show, Craft Council Gallery, Perth

1991            End of First Year Exhibition Curtin University, West Australia

Reviews/publications about art works/art practice


Downes, Briony, 2014, ‘Julie Gough: Travelling Through History’, Art Guide Australia, July/Aug, pp.80-84. http://artguide.com.au/articles-page/show/julie-gough-travelling-through-history/


 Barrow, Emma, 2013, ‘Art beyond Conflict – Social Exchange and Reconciliation Directives’, THIRD TEXT, Sept 2013, pp.1-10. http://www.thirdtext.org/art-beyond-conflict

Jones, Jonathan, ‘Julie Gough’ in Tradition Today: Indigenous Art in Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, ISBN: 9781741740875, pp.56-57

Dance, Polly, ‘Time travelling exorcism’, RealTime, issue #115, June-July 2013 pg. 49. http://www.realtimearts.net/article/issue115/11155

Ryan, Judith, ‘Disquiet and resistance in the art of Julie Gough’, Artlink, vol 33, #2, 2013, pp.70-74

Jackett, Amy, ‘Testing Ground’, Artlink, vol 33, #2, 2013, pp.132


Bullock, Marita, 2012, Memory Fragments: Visualising Difference in Australian History, Intellect, Bristol, UK, ISBN: 978-1-84150-553-4, pp.131 – 166


Stewart, Jane, 2011, RIVERS RUN – review, ARTLINK, vol 31, No. 4, p.87

Murray, Phip, 2011, The NGV Story: A celebration of 150 years, National Gallery of Victoria, ISBN 9780724103393, pp.156-57

Selby, Clyde, ‘Shadows from a Colonial Past’, The Mercury, Saturday Magazine, June 25, 2011

Australian Art Review, ‘Julie Gough’, May 2011


Cubillo, Franchesca and Caruana, Wally, 2010, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection highlights, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, p.229

Thomas, Daniel, 2010, ‘Collected Flotsam and Jetsam of Sea Culture’, The Australian, 17 August 2010. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/collected-flotsam-and-jetsam-of-sea-culture/story-e6frg8n6-1225906070341

Gibson, Ross, ‘North on Trouble Road’ in catalogue: Rivers Run, 5 February – 14 March 2010, Cairns Regional Gallery, Curator Janette Laver, ISBN978-0-646-52757-4, pp.6-11

 Ozolins, Brigita, ‘Competing Histories’ in catalogue: Rivers Run, 5 February – 14 March, Cairns Regional Gallery, Curator Janette Laver, ISBN978-0-646-52757-4, pp.24-27


Crawford, Kate, ‘Clever application of metaphors wins art prize’, Mosman News, 20 Nov  2009. http://mosman-daily.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/clever-application-of-metaphors-wins-art-prize/

Hickman, Pat, ‘Why weren’t we told? Two Tasmanian artists’, Surface Design: Creative exploration of Fiber and Fabric, Spring 2009, Sebastopol, CA, pp. 26-31

Johnson, Frances, ‘Open the Victorian Curiosity Cabinet’, The Age, 12 May 2009, Art Reviews


Tudor, Bec, ‘Not so Ephemeral’, Realtime, April 2008, p.46

McDonald, John, ‘Objects unearth lure of nature’, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 23-24 2008, pp.16-17

Thomas, Daniel, ‘Environmentalists’ art at an ecotourism lodge’, Art Monthly Australia, pp.15-17, June.

Stanhope, Zara, Cumpston, Nici, Gough, Julie, ‘Writing about The Ranger’, UN Magazine, 2:1, issn: 1449-6747, 2008, pp.28-31

Allas, Tess, ‘Julie Gough’, DAAO (Dictionary of Australian Artists online), COFA (College of Fine Arts) University of NSW, http://www.daao.org.au/main/read/7088


Nelson, Robert, ‘Art alive with the sound of Indigenous voices: Power and Beauty: Indigenous Art now, Heide’, THE AGE – Arts and Culture, 12 Dec 2007, p.19

Radok, Stephanie, ‘The Ranger’, Artlink Dec 2007, Vol 27. No. 4, p.95

Hoffie, Pat, ‘How to make a response to the invisible, to the absent?’ in: The Ranger catalogue, pp.14-28, SASA Gallery, UNISA, exhibition:11 Sept – 2 Oct 2007, Curator Mary Knights. ISBN   978-0-9803062-6-2

Spencer, Ric, ‘Artistic installation takes no prisoners’, The West Australian – Visual Arts, 27th August 2007, p.9

Kelly, Sean, ‘From an Island South’, Artlink, vol 27, no.2, 2007, pp.32-36

Kunda, Maria, ‘Review: An Other Place’, Circa – 120, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Season 2007, pp. 83 – 85, http://www.recirca.com/backissues/c120/p83_85.shtml

Kesson, Anna, ‘If history is a picture puzzle how do all the pieces fit?’ Thresholds of Tolerance exhibition, curated by David Williams and Caroline Turner,ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, 9 May – 5 June 2007, catalogue pp.51-55, ISBN  978-0-9803673-0-0

Nicholls, Christine, ‘Response and Reconciliation’, Asian Art News, Vol. 17, No.4, July/August 2007, pp.74-80

KIrker, Anne, ‘Thresholds of Tolerances ANU School of Art Gallery 10 May – 5 June 2007’, Artlink, Vol 27, No.3, p.83

Abell, Judith, ‘Another place: Gough and McQuinn, You are going the wrong way’, Realtime, March 2007 (accessed April 2007)


Haynes, Roslynn, Tasmanian visions: landscapes in writing, art and photography, Polymath Press, Hobart, ISBN  0-9775738-0-X

Kidd, Courtney, ‘Biennale Fever’, Artnotes NSW, Art Monthly Australia, July 2006, Number 191, p. 49

Smee, Sebastian, ‘A world of difference’, Arts: The Australian, Tuesday 13 June, p.14

McDonald, John, Revelations in the dark, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 24-25, pp.16-17


Bullock, Marita, 2005, ‘Melancholy Debris: Black Humour and Colonial Memory in grids by Julie Gough’, Southerly, Vol 65, Number 1, University of Sydney, pp. 35-44


Lindsay, Frances, 2003, ‘Interview with Frances Lindsay. NGV deputy Director (Australian Art)’, Gallery, Jan/Feb 2003, p.19

Freeman-Greene, Suzy, ‘Turning a love of art into a change of heart’, Agenda – Sunday Age, 2 February 2003, p.2

Lendon, Nigel, 2003, ‘Julie Gough’, <ABSTRACTIONS>, ANU, Canberra, ISBN   0 7315 3031 4, p.4


Ryan, Judith, ‘Julie Gough’s Leeawuleena’, ABV 42 – The Annual Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, p.66-67

Jones, Kate, ‘Drawing Power’, Herald Sun, Tues 26 November 2002, p.49

Dennis, Anthony, ‘Impressive edifice puts art into focus’, Sydney Morning Herald, October 30, 2002

The Age ‘Art Transplant’, 25 October  2002

Hill, Tania, ‘Precious skill endures’, The Mercury, Hobart, 22 Oct. 2002, p28,29


Weekend Scope ‘Les installations ludiques de Julie Gough’, Mauritius, 6-12 Fev 2002, p.73

Boodhoo, Sarita, ‘Julie Gough’, Sunday Vani, 10 Fevrier 2002, p.24

Gerval-Arouff, Jeanne, ‘Les errances initiatiques de Julie Gough’, l’Express, Mauritius, 4 Fevrier, 2002, p.7

‘Julie Gough’,Jan Vani, Mauritius, 8 February 2002, p.12

Andrew, Brook, ‘Remembering  Jesus: the child in Australian Aboriginal art’, Artlink, vol.21 #2, pp.20-21. (illust.)

Arts Tasmania Grants Handbook 2001, illustrations

Lehman, Greg, ‘Tense Past – Narratives of Gaps and Silences’, Artlink, vol.21 #2, p.88. (illust.). http://www.artlink.com.au/articles.cfm?id=2166

James, Bruce, ‘The big idyll’, Spectrum – The Sydney Morning Herald: Spectrum,12-13 May 2001, pp.12-13. (illust.)

Grant, Peter, ‘Wild Art at the World’s End’, Artlink, Vol.21 #1, p.16, p.17 (illust.)

inSITE  Museums Australia (Victoria) Newsletter, April-May 2001, Cover image (Detail of: The Whispering Sands (Ebb Tide), 1998) and brief story, p.3


Godfrey, T, ‘Liverpool Biennale’, Burlington Magazine, Vol. 142, No. 1162 (Jan. 2000), pp. 53-55

Fink, Hannah, ‘Julie Gough’,Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, ed. Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale, Oxford University Press, ANU, 2000, ISBN  0195506499, pp.594-595

 ‘Australia’s Indigenous Arts’, Australia Council, NSW, 2000, ISBN  0642472300, p.34 (image/text) p.52

Snell, Ted, ‘Julie Gough’, Australian Painting Now, ed. Laura Murray Cree and Nevill Drury,Fine Art Press, Craftsman House, Sydney, ISBN  905703252X,  pp.132–135. (2 col. images)

O’Riordan, Maurice, The Diversity of Practice’, Artlink, Vol.20, #1, 2000, p.65

Breynard, Shane, ‘Global Virus – Latest Symptoms’, Broadsheet, Summer 99/00, Vol 28, No.4, Contemporary Art Centre of SA, p.22

University of Tasmania Research Report 1999,University of Tasmania, 2000.p.20 (2 col. Images)


Reardon, Valerie, ‘Trace – Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art’, Art Monthly UK, November 1999, #231, pp.34-35

Flowers, Paul, Rich Creativity’, Methodist Recorder, 14 October 1999, p.13 (illust.)

O’Brien, David, ‘Whispers, Lies and Text’, DB Magazine, June 16-29, 1999

 ‘The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art – Program’, Art Forum International, Summer 1999

Kelly, Sean, ‘Art Notes – Tasmania’, Art Monthly Australia, June 1999, p.43

Nicholls, Andrew, ‘Unfolding from the Margins’, RealTime 30, April/May 1999, pp.8-9 (illust.p.9)

Scarlett, Ken, ‘Down by the Sea’, World Sculpture News, Vol 5, #1 Winter 1999, pp.33-35 (image p.34)

Hansen, David, Artlink, v.19, n.1, March 1999, pp.18-21

Nicholls, Andrew, ‘Arts’, Westside Observer, 19 Feb. 1999, p. (illust.)

Cavenett, Wendy, ‘Black Humour’, Black + White, #35, Feb 1999, pp.28-30 (illust.p.29)


Morphy,Howard, Aboriginal Art, Phaidon Press Ltd, London, 1998. ISBN  0714837520, pp.403-4 (Illust.)

Sims, Amanda, ‘Peninsula Awash with Art’, The Mercury, 5 Nov. 1998, p.6 (Illust.)

Shrub, Sandra, ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, South East Bulletin, 4 Nov. 1998, p.1,8 (Illust.)

Andersch, Joerg, ‘Interpretation of the word in their deeds’, The Saturday Mercury, Hobart, 28 Nov.1998, p.38

Fink, Hannah, ‘Bad Memory: Art, Collecting and the Mercurial  World of Julie Gough’, SIGLO  #10, Aut/Win 1998. Collection/Recollection, pp.3-8. (Illust.p.6, 7, 8)

Bolton, Ken, ‘All this and heaven too – Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, 1998’, Art Monthly Australia, # 109, March 1998, pp.8-9 (Illust.p.9)

Mosby, Tom Byra Mixie, ‘The Hell of Primitivism’, Like – Art Magazine, #5, Summer/Autumn 1998, pp.18-22 (Ilust. p.21)

Murray, Kevin, ‘Adelaide Biennial’, ArtLink, v.18n.2,pp.85-86

French, Blair, ‘Adelaide Biennial’, Art + Text, # 62, Aug – Oct 1998, pp.95-96

Klaosen, Di, ‘Tasmania – A Laissez Faire Attitude’, Periphery, #34, Autumn 1998, p.17

Radok, Stephanie, ‘Black Humour’, ArtLink, v.18n.3, p.80

Quail, Avril, ‘Black Humour’, Periphery, #34, Autumn 1998, p.33


Julie Gough’  TAS APAC (Tasmanian Aboriginal Perspectives across the Curriculum), Tasmanian Aboriginal Education Unit, Hobart, p.4.54 – 4.55 (Illust.p.54-55)

Denholm, Michael, ‘The Artist as Detective’, Periphery, #33, Summer 1997, pp.23-25 (Illust. 23- 25)

Warhurst, Myfanwy, ‘Revealing the Rot in Romance’, The Age, Fri. 15 Aug. 1997, Entertainment Guide, p.17 (Illust.)

Lewis, Felicity, ‘A Case of Junk Art’, The Herald/Sun, 7 Aug.1997, p.51 (Illust.).

‘Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World’ 1997 Fulbright Symposium – Pre-circulated papers (Coverpage Illust.)

 Barron, Sonia, ‘Provocative and Timely Humour’, The Canberra Times, 18 July 1997,

Proudfoot, Cassie, ‘Aboriginal Artists See Funny Side’, The Canberra Times, 11 July 1997, p.11 (Illust.)

 Samstag Application visuals, Art Monthly Australia, # 97, March 1997, p.9

Hill, Peter, ‘Samstag award helps artist in PhD bid’, Unitas # 115, 10 Mar. 1997, p.5

Mundine, Djon, ‘Nothing is Understood. Culture Conferences – a Final Look’, Periphery  #30, February 1997, p.21, p.35


Lehman, Greg, ‘First Voice – A vehicle for Human Rights’, Siglo – journal for the Arts, Hobart, #7 Summer 96/97, pp.4 – 8 (Illust.p.5 – 8)

Schneider, Bruno F, ‘Köln Art Fair’, Kolnische Rundschau, Koln, 12 Nov.1996

Kisters, Jurgen, ‘Köln Art Fair’, Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, Koln, 14 Nov.1996, p.41

Wallroff, Gunter, ‘Köln Art Fair’, Express-Koln, 14 Nov. 1996, p.2

Lovibond, Jane, ‘The Art of Storytelling with everyday objects’, The Mercury, Hobart,
2 Nov.1996, p.33. (Illust.)

The Australian, ‘Samstag Winners announced’,Fri. 1 Nov 1996, p.12

The Age,‘Samstag 1996’, Fri. Nov. 1, 1996, p. B4.

The Mercury ‘State Grant to Artist’,Hobart, 18 Sept 1996, p.9

Timms, Peter, ‘Julie Gough for Cologne’, Art Monthly Australia, #93, Sept. 1996, Artnotes: National, p.34

Murray, Dawn, ‘Wijay Na …?’, Art Monthly Australia, #92, August 1996, p.27

Lancashire, Rebecca, ‘Cologne Selection’, The Age, Wed 31 July 1996, p.B15

Hill, Peter, ‘The Next Wave, nightclubs and surrounding islands’, Art Monthly Australia #91, July 1996, p.13

Foley, Fiona, ‘Where the Salt Water meets the Fresh Water’, Periphery,  #27, May 1996,  pp.20-23

Colless, Edward, ‘Quietly Gothic’, Realtime # 12, April/May 1996, p.38


Hill, Peter, ‘The Art Fair Murders’, Art Monthly Australia, Dec 1995, p.32

Art and Australia, Exhibition Commentary, v.33 # 1, Spring 1995, p.107

Swann, Heather B., ‘Julie Gough’, C.A.S.T Magazine (Contemporary Art Services Tasmania) Interview by Aug.1995, pp.20-24

Nelson, Robert, ‘Julie Gough, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi’, The Age, 17 May 1995. p.23

McIntyre, Jo, ‘Insight into a Culture that is Flourishing’,The Examiner, 6 May 1995, p.19

Mendelssohn, Joanna, ‘Art Interbreeds’, The Bulletin, 21 Feb 1995, p.78

Lloyd, Tim, ‘Struggling to find a foothold’, The Adelaide Advertiser, 18 Feb 1995, p.31

Rankin, Amanda, ‘Perspecta’, The Drum Media, 14 Feb 1995, p.56

McDonald, John, ‘Why Perspecta has lost its hybrid perspective’, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 11, 1995, p.13A

James, Bruce, ‘Perspecta Exhibition a Hybrid Exploration’, The Age, 8 Feb 1995

Kavanagh, John,  ‘Contamination as a moral issue’, Business Review Weekly, 6 Feb 1995,p.84

Pos, Margaretta, ‘Fearless Five in Visual Art Impact’, The Mercury, 4 Feb 1995, p.37


The Mercury, ‘Diverse Media’ 17 Dec 1994, p.37

Annear, Judy, ‘The making of Australian Perspecta 1995’, Art Monthly Australia, Nov 1994,pp.12-13

Hill, Peter, ‘Visual Artists honoured with Exhibition selection’, Unitas, 21 Oct 1994

Bromfield, David,  ‘Youthful energy opens eyes to exciting styles’, The West Australian, May 21, 1994,The Arts p.4



‘Julie Gough’  Art + Soul, Series 2, Episode 2, Beauty and Cruelty, 2014, Hetti Perkins and Hibiscus films, Sydney. http://hibiscusfilms.com.au/artandsoul/


‘Julie Gough: we walked on a carpet of stars’, 2007, 26 minutes, Creative Cowboy films, ISBN  0-9757794-4-3, www.creativecowboyfilms.com

‘Julie Gough: The Australian Art Resources pack’, 2007, 2 x dvd, 1 x cd education resource,www.creativecowboyfilms.com

Exhibition catalogues


National Indigenous Art Triennial & Lane, Carly & Cubillo, Franchesca & National Gallery of Australia  (2012)  Undisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial. Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, ISBN: 9780642334213 (pbk.)

Mantelli, Fulvia & Johnson, Renee & Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Cumpston, Nici & Croft, Brenda L, Mundine, Djon., 2012, Deadly : in-between Heaven and Hell : new works by eight leading Australian Aboriginal artists and collectives, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide


Innes-Brown, Vashti, Malcolm, Chris, Williams, Pauline, 2011, Evolving Identities: contemporary Indigenous Art, John Curtin Gallery 13 May – 6 July 2011, Curtin University, West Australia, ISBN 978-0-646-55433-4, pp. 14-15, 21 and http://media.murdoch.edu.au/evolving-identities


Shifting sands : Botany Bay today, curated by Ace Bourke & Anna Lawrenson, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, N.S.W. ISBN: 9781921437199 (pbk.)

Littoral,9 April – 16 May, Carnegie Gallery Hobart. Curator Vivonne Thwaites, ISBN 978-0-9805524-3-0, pp.42-43

 Rivers Run, 5 February – 14 March, Cairns Regional Gallery, Curator Janette Laver, ISBN978-0-646-52757-4, 32 pages.


2009 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, 17 Sept 2009 – 7 Feb 2010, National Gallery of Victoria, issn: 1833-8097, p.12, 30, 31, 54

Recycled Library – Altered Books, curator Michael Wardell, Artspace Mackay, 4 Sept – 25 Oct and touring 2010.  ISBN: 978-0-9805345-1-1

Returning, Barn, Rosny, curator Gwen Egg, 8 May – 7 June 2009, ISBN 978-0-9594281-5-  5, p.8

Mute relics & bedevilled creatures, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, 1 – 31 May 2009, ISBN  978-0-9805853-0-8, p.6

TRUST, Clarendon, Evandale, Tasmania, curator Noel Frankham, 16 March – 19 April 2009 ISBN 978-1-862965-498-4, p.4, 5


The stuff of history, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 15 August –5 Sept. Curator Jonathan Holmes. ISBN 978-1-86295-463-2, pp. 15, 16, 30, 31, 44

Parallel, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, 5 – 31 August, Curator Brigita Ozolins, ISBN  978-0-646-49783-9, pp. 10, 11, 24, 25, 41

Ephemeral Art at the Invisible Lodge, Friendly Beaches, Freycinet Tasmania, Feb 08. Curators Dick Bett, Peter Timms, Peter Handley


Power and Beauty: Indigenous Art Now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 17 Nov 2007 – 10 March 2008, Victoria, Australia, Curator Judith Ryan, ISBN  978 1 921330 03 2, pp. 2, 4, 23-24

The Ranger, SASA Gallery, UNISA, 11 Sept – 2 Oct 2007, Curator Mary Knights. ISBN   978-0-9803062-6-2

An Other Place, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, curator Sean Kelly, pp.16-19, ISBN   978-0-646-47434-2

Thresholds of Tolerance, ‘If history is a picture puzzle how do all the pieces fit?’ Anna Kesson, curators David Williams and Caroline Turner, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, 9 May – 5 June, catalogue pp.51-55, ISBN   978-0-9803673-0-0


Biennale of Sydney 2006, ‘Unsettledness – Julie Gough’s LOCUS’, Judith Ryan, ISBN   0 9580 403 1 1, editor/curator Charles Merewether, 7 June – 27 August, pp.120-1

Tidal 06, 1 Dec 2006 – 28 Jan 2007, Devonport Regional Gallery, ISBN   0-9775913-2-8, pp.12-13

In the world: Head, Heart, Hand, the 17th Tamworth Regional Textile Biennial 2006, Thwaites, V, ISBN -13:978 0 9577871 7 9 & ISBN -10: 9577871 7 0, p.7, 19

An island South, An Asialink/Devonport Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition, Stewart, Jane, ISBN  0 7430 3660 4, pp. 1-10

Senses of Place, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, 4-26 April 2006 ISBN   1 862 95 306 6

Single Currency,Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne, 3-25 March 2006


Cross Currents, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art, 28 June – 7 August Catalogue issue 1000, pp.1-2, 4, catalogue essay ‘Recovering’ by Julie Gough

On Island, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Essay: On Island by Jane Stewart pp.10-11, 11 March – 17 April 2005, ISBN  0-9750729-3-5

Isolation/Solitude, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, 31 March – 1 May, ISBN  0 9581745 3 9


<ABSTRACTIONS>, ANU Drill Hall, Canberra, 2 Oct – 9 Nov 2003, Nigel Lendon,‘Julie Gough’, ISBN   0 7315 3031 4, p.4


Flagship: Australian Art in the National Gallery of Victoria, 1790-2000, 2002, Ed. Isobel Crombie, National Gallery of Victoria, p.78

Indigenous Australian Art in the National Gallery of Victoria, NGV, 2002. p.20. ISBN  0 72410221 2 4


Native Title Business, Museum and Gallery services QLD Touring exhibition, ISBN    0958529167

Home is where the heart is, Country Arts South Australia Touring Exhibition. ISBN  09595800-6-9

What’s Love got to do with it, RMIT Gallery Melbourne, August 200

Response to the Island, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania, 2001.ISBN  0 646 41342 2

Between Phenomena: The Panorama and Tasmania, University of Tasmania, 2001. ISBN  0 85901 944 6.

John Glover Natives of the Ouse River Van Diemen’s Land 1838 and Driving Black Home 2000, Australian Collection Focus Series, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2001

10 Days on the Island Festival Brochure, 2001, Tasmania. Page 36


Biennale d’art contemporain de Noumea Catalogue, Agence de developpment de la culture Kanak, ADCK, 2000, ISBN  2-909-407-86-1, p42, 131

heart on your sleeve, curated by Kylie Johnson, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart


TRACE – Liverpool Biennial, UK, Curated by Tony Bond, ISBN  0953676102

Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, p.30

Exploring Culture and Community for the 21st Century, ‘Some Notes on Sport, Masculinity, Globalism and Art’, Global Arts Link, Ipswich, 1999. ISBN  0958634807.  p.75

Mapping our Countries, Djamu Gallery, Australian Museum, Sydney


Whispers, Lies and Text, CAST, Hobart  (Illust)

Sculpture by the Sea Tasmania Nov. 1998 (Illust p.16)

Telling Tales, Ivan Dougherty Gallery and Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria. p.26, 55 (Illust.p.26)

All this and Heaven too – Adelaide Biennial catalogue, 1998  ‘My Tools Today’ by Clare Williamson, p.34, 35, 69 (Illust. p.35). ISBN  0730830586


Black Humour, CCAS, ACT, July 1997, p.21,22 (Illust p.21)

Extracts, Boomalli, Sydney, April 1997 (Illust.p.3)


Koln Art Fair, Oct. 1996

Dark Secrets, Home Truths, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

ACAF5 (Australian Contemporary Art Fair #5), Melbourne, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi and conference speaker ‘Landscape and Memory’


Perspecta 1995, ‘The Eagle has Landed’, Peter Hill, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Feb. 1995, p.46

Nuini, University Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, April 1995




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