Julie Gough

Julie Gough, born in Melbourne in 1965, is an artist, writer and curator who lives in Hobart. Creating predominately mixed media and installation work, Julie’s art and research focuses on uncovering and re-presenting often conflicting and subsumed histories. Much of Julie’s work refers to the impacts of colonialism, and her own and family’s experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Julie’s Traditional maternal Country is Tebrikunna, in far north east Tasmania and her Trawlwoolway descent is through the family of Woretemoeteyenner the eldest daughter of Mannalargenna.

In 2009 Julie was guest curator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for the exhibition: Tayenebe – Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s fibre work that opened in July and tours nationally in 2010-2011. In late 2009 Julie undertook a residential Fellowship at Manning Clark House, Canberra to transcribe for online publication of 1820 -1850s VDL depositions held in the National Library in Canberra. Julie has exhibited widely in Australia, and her work is represented in state, national and private collections.

Julie is an Adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University, Townsville, where from 2005-06 she was a lecturer in Visual Arts. During 2007-8 Julie undertook research fellowships from the Arts and Craft Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, the State Library of Tasmania, and the State Library of Victoria. Previously Julie was employed as a Curator of Indigenous art at the National Gallery of Victoria, lecturer at Riawunna – Centre for Aboriginal Studies at the University of Tasmania, and Interpretation Officer, Aboriginal Culture at the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Hobart.

In 2001 Julie was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tasmania (Transforming histories: the visual disclosure of contentious pasts). She was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College, 1998; Bachelor of Fine Arts (first class Honours), University of Tasmania 1994; Bachelor of Visual Arts, Curtin University Western Australia, 1993; and Bachelor of Arts (Prehistory and English Literature) University of Western Australia, 1986.

Julie Gough
Julie Gough