Julie Shiels (AU)

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Born 1954, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Naarm/Melbourne
Julie Shiels makes sculptural and photomedia artworks that respond to contemporary cultural, social and political issues.
Transforming everyday objects, texts, histories, and overlooked places, her creative projects draw attention to the things that are hidden, unacknowledged or slipping from view.
Julie holds a PhD from the Victorian College of the Arts (2015) and a Masters of Art from RMIT University (2006).
Julie’s artwork is regularly exhibited in public galleries and is held in many permanent collections including the Australian National Gallery, Geelong Gallery and State Library Victoria. Since 2014 her photomedia projects and artist books have been published by M.33, Melbourne.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March