Dr Julie Gough
- Fellow Type: Fellow
- Elected to the Academy: 2021
- Section: Arts
Julie Gough is an artist, writer and a curator of First Peoples Art and Culture at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Gough’s art and research practice often involves uncovering and re-presenting conflicting and subsumed histories, many referring to her family’s experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Her Briggs-Johnson-Gower family have lived in the Latrobe region of Lutruwita/Tasmania since the 1840s, and Tebrikunna in the far north east is their Traditional Country.
Gough holds a PhD from the University of Tasmania (Visual Arts, 2001), a Masters degree (Visual Arts) University of London, Goldsmiths College (1998), and Bachelor degrees in Visual Arts (Curtin University), Prehistory and English literature (University of West Australia). In 2018 a monograph on her art, Fugitive History, was published by UWA Press, and short fictionella, Shale, was produced by A Published Event. Gough’s artwork is held in most Australian state and national gallery collections. Since 1994 she has exhibited in more than 130 exhibitions that include: Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2021; Eucalyptusdom, Powerhouse Museum, NSW, 2021; TENSE PAST, TMAG, 2019; Divided Worlds, Adelaide Biennial, 2018; Defying Empire, NGA (National Gallery of Australia), 2017; THE NATIONAL, Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW, 2017; With Secrecy and Despatch, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2016; UNDISCLOSED, NGA, 2012; Clemenger Award, National Gallery of Victoria, 2010; Biennale of Sydney, 2006; Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2001; Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995.