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Julie Gough

Curator, Tasmanian Museum and Gallery


Julie Gough is a visual artist who works predominantly in mixed media and installation art. Much of her art refers to her own and her family's experience as Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is concerned with developing a visual language to express and engage with often conflicting and subsumed histories.

During 2008 and 2009 Julie is engaged curating the Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s fibre work exhibition. This opportunity arose when Gough returned to live in Hobart late 2007, following a lectureship in Visual Arts at James Cook University, Townsville in 2005-6 and fellowships awarded across the fields of visual arts and historical research during 2007 and 2008. Previous employment includes Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, Lecturer at Riawunna - Centre for Aboriginal Studies at the University of Tasmania, Interpretation Officer, Aboriginal Culture at the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Julie was awarded a PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2001 (Transforming Histories: the visual disclosure of contentious pasts, 2001), MFA (University of London, Goldsmith’s College, 1998) BFA 1st Class Honours (University of Tasmania 1994), BVA Curtin University WA, 1993, BA (Prehistory and English Literature) University of Western Australia, 1986.

See also: Abstract of Julie Gough's paper:
Tayenebye: Tasmanian Aboriginal women's fibre work workshops and touring exhibition