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Julie Bartholomew

Julie Bartholomew
Lives and works in Sydney, NSW, Australia

Education
2006 Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Australia
1998 Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, USYD, Australia
1995 Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, USYD, Australia
1988 Ceramics Post Certificate, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
Ceramics Certificate, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
1980 Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
1981 Graduate Diploma of Education, Sydney Teachers College, Australia
Scholarship and Awards
2014 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Established Artist Grant
2009 Asialink Taiwan, Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan
2007 Australia-China Council Residence Award, Beijing, China
2006 Winner, Gold Coast International Ceramics Award, Australia
Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Established Artist Grant
2002-5 Australian Post-graduate Award for PhD in Visual Arts
2003 Australia Council for the Arts, Tokyo Studio, Japan
1999 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Emerging Artist Grant

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Subversive Botanica, Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2013 Rarely Seen, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, Australia
2010 Endangered, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2009 Vanishing Ground, Taipei Artist Village Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Small Eats + Inner Joy, Kuandu Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Global Markings, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia
2008 Markings, Uber Gallery, Melbourne, Australia FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
Project Art | Cummington, MA 01026 | info@ferrincontemporary.com
Transitional Bodies, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia
2007 Transitional Bodies, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2006 Wrapt, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Rapt and Branded, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2002 Double Click, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
1999 Spin, Object Galleries, Customs House, Sydney, Australia
1998 Zeros Bodies + Ones, SCA, University of Sydney, Australia
1991 Reclamation, Arthouse, Launceston, Tasmania

Group Exhibitions
2014 Made in China: The New Export Ware, Ferrin Contemporary at Miami Project art fair, Miami, FL
2012 Vitrify, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia
2011 Narrative Knot: stories in ceramics, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Springwood, Australia
In Clay, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Gymea, Australia
Mirage: Ceramic Experiments with Contemporary Nomads, Shanghai Doland Museum of Modern Art,
Shanghai, China
2009 Zhongjian: Midway, touring China and Australia, initiative of Wollongong Art Gallery, Australia
Another Silk Road, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Conversations, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, Australia
From Mao to Now, Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia
Narratives, Sabbia Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
20/10 China China, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China
Form Without Function, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council, Sydney, Australia
Greenhorns, Australian Galleries, Paddington, Sydney, Australia
Clay STATEments at Verge, 11th National Ceramics Conference, Brisbane, Australia
SCArt, Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, Australia
2005 Trace, COFA Exhibition Space, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Hobart City Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum, Hobart, Tasmania
2004 Forty Makers and Objects, Object Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2003 The Australian & New Zealand Context, Campbelltown Gallery, Campbelltown, Australia
Intersections, SCA, University of Sydney, Australia
2002 The Body in Question, COFA Exhibition Space, UNSW, Australia FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
Project Art | Cummington, MA 01026 | info@ferrincontemporary.com
Sidney Myer Ceramics Award, Shepparton Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2001 The 1st World Ceramic Biennale 2001, Korea
2000 Histories in the Making, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1999 This Way Up, Object Galleries, Customs House, Sydney, Australia
1998 Utility? SCA Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
1997 Emergent Bodies, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Home Brand, co-curator & exhibitor, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney, Australia
1996 A Matter of Weight, touring NSW regional galleries in Australia
1995 Interlock, co-curator & exhibitor, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
1994 Anxious Objects, curator and exhibitor, Craftspace, Sydney, Australia

Publications – Articles written by Julie Bartholomew
2012  Dr Bartholomew, J. “A Beautiful Intent,” Ceramics: Art and Perception, No 90
2009  Dr Bartholomew, J. “Takeshi Yasuda,” The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 48#2
2009  Dr Bartholomew, J. “Ying-Yueh Chuang,” The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 48#2
2009  Dr Bartholomew, J. “White Heat,” catalogue essay, Manly Gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia
2009  Dr Bartholomew, J. “The Louis Vuitton Dynasty,” The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 48/1
2009 Clayton, J. “Another Silk Road,” catalogue essay, COFA, UNSW
2008 “Artnotes,” Art Monthly Australia, October, P.56
2007 McEwan, L. “Semiotic Robin Hoodism,” The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 46#1
2007 Dr Sinnott, P. “Transitional Bodies,” Ceramics Art and Perception, No. 68
2007 Lacy, K. “Transitional Bodies,” catalogue essay, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia
2006 “Topshelf,” Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, P. 3
2004 “Were, I. “in the pacific rim: international artist residencies,” Object Magazine 45
2004 Bartholomew, J. “The Ceramic Art of Patsy Hely,” essay for The Portage Ceramic Awards 2003,
Auckland, New Zealand
2002 Gallagher, J. “Double Click,” Craft Culture
2001 Bartholomew, J. “Material Deceptions: an exhibition by Nicole Lister,” Pottery in Australia, Vol 40 No4
1999 Watson, B. “The galleries, Bronwyn Watson,” Sydney Morning Herald
1999 “Morphing with Porcelain,” Object Magazine, No.3/99
1997 Professor Rowley, S. “Craft & Contemporary Theory”
1996 Jirasek, I. “A Matter of Weight, Nine Australian Craft Artists”

Public Collections
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia
Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, Australia
Yingee Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Australian Commerce and Industry Office (Australian Embassy), Taiwan
Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum, Shanghai, China
Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Gold Coast Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
WOCEK International Ceramics Collection, Korea
Renwick Alliance, Washington, U.S.A
University of Western Sydney, Australia
Macarthur, AustraliaReserve Bank, Auckland, New Zealand
National Art School, East Sydney, Australia
School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
Private Collections in Australia, New Zealand, America and Japan

Teaching Experience
2014 University of South Australia, School of Art Architecture and Design, Adelaide, Australia
2001-2013 College of Fine Arts, School of Design Studies, UNSW, Australia
2004-2013 Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, Sydney, Australia
1997-2000 Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
1991-1997 National Art School, East Sydney, Australia

Art Residencies
2009 Asialink, Taiwan Residency, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
2007-2013 Experimental Sculpture Factory, PWS Residency, Jingdezhen and Shanghai, China
2007 Australia/China Council Residency, Redgate Gallery, Beijing, China
2004 Australia Council, Tokyo Studio, Japan
1999 Resident Scholar, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
1990 Resident Artist, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania
1989-99 Resident Artist and Ceramics Lecturer, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New
Zealand

Rarely Seen by Julie Bartholomew
Rarely Seen examines critically threatened Australian flora and realizes flower-making skills acquired,
with the guidance of skilled artisans, during residencies in Jingdezhen, China. The rate of extinction of
flora in Australia is faster than in other countries. This is due to the continent’s isolation, and then sudden exposure to pests and human infrastructure.

Vulnerable Australian flowers are hand-formed and aligned with objects alluding to chemical containers and chemistry equipment. An ambiguous relationship exists between these delicately rendered white porcelain flowers, that appear to be snap frozen in time, and the scientific apparatus that both confines and defines their existence.

 Whilst scientific intervention and development may protect and prolong the existence of threatened Australian flora, it has also been responsible for the demise of many species through harmful chemical exposure. Large numbers of critically endangered flowers no longer exist in the wild and are carefully cultivated within controlled environments akin to humidity cribs. They cling to the paradoxical nature of scientific intervention.

Artist Biography
Dr Julie Bartholomew is a cross-disciplinary artist and educator with a focus on ceramic sculpture. She has participated in residencies and exhibitions in Australia and abroad and has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions. Julie has been the recipient of many awards including three Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grants, the Tokyo Studio Residency, Australia-China Council Red Gate Residency in Beijing and the Asialink Taiwan Residency for 2009. After receiving an Australian Post-Graduate Award, Julie completed her Doctorate at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW in 2006. In the same year she was the winner of the International Gold Coast Ceramics Award. Julie’s work has been collected by significant art galleries, including the National Gallery of Australia and the Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.

Artist Statement
My ceramic practice is based upon a long-term interest in contemporary issues. I have focused on consumer culture, particularly the relationship between global branding and female identity within the context of western and eastern cultures. Recent concerns have explored the precarious existence of threatened Australian birds and flowers.

The industrial technologies of mould making and casting are transformed within my practice to become
tools for one-off sculpture. These technologies allow me to “sample” and manipulate bodies and objects
from life in order to generate associations and meanings that are integral to the processes and ceramic
materials used.
— Julie Bartholomew

Julie Bartholomew, "Rarely Seen, Phillip Island Hibiscus" 2013, porcelain, copper red glaze, decals, 2.75 x 3.5".

Julie Bartholomew, “Rarely Seen, Phillip Island Hibiscus” 2013, porcelain, copper red glaze, decals, 2.75 x 3.5″.