Julie Dowling is a Badimaya Aboriginal woman whose portraits have been exhibited in 'Culture Warriors' at the National Gallery of Australia, 'Colour Power' at the National Gallery of Victoria and 'Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories from 1770' at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
Julie Dowling is a Perth based painter of Kalaamaya descent. In 1989 she obtained a Diploma of Fine Art from the Claremont School of Art in Perth; in 1992 she gained her Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University and in 1995 she was awarded an Associate Diploma in Visual Art Management from Perth Metropolitan TAFE.
She has exhibited her works in many solo and group shows since 1993 including 'Culture Warriors’ (2007), 'Colour Power: Aboriginal art post 1984’ (2004), 'Holy Holy Holy’ (2004), Urban Blackness (2002) 'Strange Fruit: Testmony and Memory in Julie Dowling’s Portraits’ (2007) and 'Oottheroongoo (Your Country) Multi Media Installation’ (2008).
Dowling has works in the permanent collections of many Australian art institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
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