Spanning two decades, Gorman's multifaceted practice includes sculpture, installation, painting, drawing and public commissions. She is renowned for her use of colour and fluidity of line, with a sense of oscillation between two- and three-dimensionality. With a sense of lightness and spontaneity, Gorman's work is rich in colour and detail, with complex, layered elements. She includes numerous references to art history and pop culture in her work, which can be as ephemeral in material as balloons and cardboard, or as permanent as welded steel.
Gorman has exhibited widely, both internationally and throughout Australia, showing at major institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne. Her works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University Museum of Art, and in numerous prestigious private collections.
JULIA GORMAN SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 GEELONG CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE
Julia Gorman has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize.
The 2021 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery's collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.
The winner will be announced on 28 May 2021, with the exhibition on display until 22 August 2021.
Image: Julia Gorman, Fancy free, 2019. Photo: Andre Piguet
JULIA GORMAN SHORTLISTED IN THE BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE
Julia Gorman has been selected as a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize.
The Bayside Art Prize is a $15,000 acquisitive prize awarded for a contemporary Australian painting. The judging panel includes Louise Tegart, Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat; Ryan Johnston, Head of Academic Programs, Museums and Collections, University of Melbourne; and Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside Gallery.
The exhibition of finalists will be held from 14 May to 4 July 2021.
Image: Julia Gorman, Soft resist, 2019
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