2018 The History of Australia

Selected Works

2019 The National: New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Julia Robinson | by Jenna McKenzie, 2019

Cold, dusty skin swells, ballooning outwards from the perfectly round aperture of a gourd. Tongue or tendril, shoot or sprig, a shock of blue-smocked fabric emanates from an amniotic abyss. Coiled and wrapped, … Continued

2017 Photogenic Drawing

Justine Varga on Maternal Line

What is the transaction that takes place when a photographic portrait is made? This question is key to understanding Maternal Line, a photograph I made earlier this year and submitted to the Olive Cotton … Continued

2016 Silver and Salt, Hazelhurst Gallery

2016 Memoire

Memoire

Made without a camera and over extended periods, my photographs embody a particular intersection of time and place, offering an autobiographical witnessing of the world, a memoire, rather than mere acts of representation. These photographs come into being as … Continued

2017 Art Gallery of New South Wales

2015 Accumulate

Unforeseen Phenomena

Chris Abrahams

I was honoured to have been asked by Justine to write something about her most recent work. She had heard me perform with my group The Necks at Café Oto in London in 2014, and felt … Continued

2017 Phytophilia

2017 If it keeps on raining the levee’s gonna break

2017 Blinding by the light

Blinding by the light

‘The denial of contingency is not simply an issue of aesthetics and visual order, but a much wider one of social control and cultural cleansing.’

‘Tree’ and ‘Trees’

‘In … repressing the sense of homelessness that … Continued

2017 The Sunshine Suite

2017 The Sunshine Suite

2017 Skins

2019 Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

2017 Domestic Arts, ACE Open

2017 The Summation of Force

2017 Thoughts and Prayers

2017 Ngayulu anu ngayuku mamaku ngurakutu (I went home to my father’s country)

Ngayulu anu ngayuku mamaku ngurakutu
(I went home to my father’s country)

In Pepai Jangala Carroll’s new body of work, ‘Ngayulu anu ngayuku mamaku ngurakutu’, the artist has retraced his father’s story, reconnecting with his homeland. Translating as ‘I went … Continued

2017 Drift Time

David Booth [Ghostpatrol] – Drift Time

In David Booth’s Drift Time we travel through an indeterminate space; a series of memories, premonitions and alternate worlds. Our guiding protagonists are a representation of Booth himself under various guises, and with them … Continued

2014 Sounding Silence

Justine Varga: Sounding Silence

In Justine Varga’s photographs, legibility and abstraction coalesce. Her subjects are shy, slipping in and out of visibility. Even those recognizable forms that creep into her work remain guarded. Varga deifies quiet gestures and unassuming objects; … Continued

2016 Frágil, Cuenco Biennale Ecuador

Our lives with Plants

The lives of plants form such huge overwhelming mass of systems into which we are totally interwoven and dependant for our own lives. Their biochemical intelligence is possibly the secret to our survival on the planet. … Continued

2016 WW1 Avenue of Honour, Australian War Memorial

The Ballarat Avenue of Honour

At 22 kilometres the Ballarat Avenue of Honour is the longest avenue of honour in Australia and one of the earliest known memorial avenues to have been planted in Victoria during the First World War. … Continued

2016 The World Is As You Are, Hamilton Gallery