Julie Gough

Friday 20th October // Macq 01 Hotel 


Dr Julie Gough is an artist, independent curator and writer who lives in Hobart. Gough’s research and art practice involves uncovering and re-presenting subsumed and conflicting histories, often referring to her family’s experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Current work in installation, sound and video explores ephemerality, absence and recurrence.  Gough’s maternal family are Trawlwoolway, traditionally from Tebrikunna in far north east Tasmania, and her paternal heritage is Scottish and Irish. Gough holds a number of degrees including a PhD from the University of Tasmania. Since 1994 Gough has exhibited in more than 130 exhibitions including: Origins, Rich Mix, London, 2017; Defying Empire, National Gallery of Australia, 2017; THE NATIONAL, MCA, 2017; With Secrecy and Despatch, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2016; undisclosed, National Gallery of Australia, 2012; Clemenger Award, National Gallery of Victoria, 2010; Biennial of Sydney, 2006; Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2001; Perspecta, AGNSW, 1995Gough’s work is held in most Australian state and national gallery collections, and she is represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart.

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