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Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews (1962, Melbourne, Australia) has a practice which encompasses both private studio work and public art.  Andrews lives and works as an artist in Bendigo, Central Victoria, and received her Bachelor of Visual Arts at Latrobe University, Bendigo (2012) and completed a Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) with HD at RMIT 2014.  Andrews has undertaken a number of large public and private commissions and has held over 20 solo exhibitions and contributed to 30 group shows in various locations throughout Australia. Further afield she has undertaken residencies where she made and exhibited artwork for the SoHo Gallery, Singapore, the Shipley Gallery, Newcastle, England and at ‘33 Bund’ Gallery, Shanghai, China. Her work is held in private collectors in Australia and internationally at; Newcastle and Sunderland, England, Banff, Scotland, South Korea, Singapore and the US.

Represented by:

Qdos Fine Arts Lorne, Victoria Australia Julie Andrews – Qdos Arts   &  Cascade Fine Art Maldon, Central Victoria, Australia 

Artist Statement

I work in a variety of mediums, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, glass, ceramics, installation, video, textiles, photography, assemblage and whatever best serves the underpinning concept and its context. As a multimedia artist, the concept and the site drive my ideas and I respond directly to the surrounding environment and everyday experiences, embedded in time and memory. My work, generally large in scale, is subtle in its approach and sits on the edge of recognition and alienation. This manifests itself in the work as obscured layers, blurred lines, and gestural marks, creating a liminal space in which fiction and reality meet, meaning shifts and paradox resides. It is in the relationship between the physical process of making art and the materials and techniques I use, that I encounter the deeper currents of the work. I want my work to make a difference, as a whisper to the unconscious of possibilities otherwise unnoticed. 

Curriculum Vitae - Julie Andrews
Relevant Education Highlights:

Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) with High Distinction, RMIT, Melbourne, 2014

Graduate Certificate of Art (Public Space), RMIT Melbourne, 2013

Honours Visual Arts, Latrobe University, Bendigo, (deferred) 2013 

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Latrobe University, 2012 

Bachelor Glass & Ceramics-semester exchange, Sunderland University, UK, 2012

Master of Analytical Psychology, Distinction, University of Western Sydney, 2009

Art Roles:

2019 April - Dec, Curator Living Arts Space, Bendigo Visitor Centre, City of Greater Bendigo

2018- 2019 City of Greater Bendigo - Project Officer, City Studio & Creative Industries Strategy Plan, City Transitions    

2016-2018 Public Art Project Manager C.A.S.T. Centre for Art, Society and Transformation, RMIT University -Broadmeadows

Town Hall Redevelopment Project- with lead artist Robbie Rowlands

2016-17 Community & Public Art Officer at Knox City Council for the Immerse Project

2016 Nov-Dec, Artist with Lend Lease Project, designed/delivered a large courtyard Art Mural (14 x 4.5 metres) Bendigo Hospital.

2016 April- December, Curator for ‘Immerse’ (1 of 6) City of Knox, ‘Immerse’ public exhibition program 30 venues, 30 exhibitions over 30 days

2016 July-October, Gallery Assistant, Arnold Street Gallery, Assisted with the set up and establishment of a new gallery, 2016

2016 March –July, Lead Artist (1 of 3) Dispersed Belongings, Art Workshops & Mentoring Project, Durham Uni, UK, & Victoria Uni., Australia

2016 Cultural Diversity Art Project Officer, City of Greater Bendigo, 'Enlighten' multi-site projection project -Festival of Cultures 

2016 Artist facilitator: Common Ground, LCMS & the City of Greater Bendigo, collage mapping for the Festival of Cultures, 2015-2016

2014 ‘Artist in Transit’ traveling exhibition with V-Line between Melbourne and Bendigo, Victoria Australia

2014 Chancery Lane Mural, April, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Solo & Project Exhibitions/Commissions

2024 Women of Gold, Public Art Project as part of International Women's day celebrations. Six Regional Artist's work showcased at three sites: 2024 Bendigo sign Rosalind Park, Pennyweight Arcade walk outdoor gallery & Exhibit B, Fountain Court Bendigo Feb - April 

2023 Leaving Winter Behind, Balgownie Estate, August - December

2023 Blurring the Line, The Foundry Art Space, Port of Echuca, March - April

2022 Alchemy, Meditations and Mysteries, Julie Andrews Paintings, John O'Loughlin Ceramics, Cascade Gallery Maldon Victoria Nov-Dec.

2022 Luminosity, Capital Theatre Bendigo Aug.-Dec

2022 Glimpses, Exhibit B, Fountain Court Foyer June

2022 In the Moment, Balgownie Estate Maiden Gully, May-July

2022 Bendigo Open Studios, March long Weekend

2022 The In-between, Qdos Fine Arts, Lorne, January-February

2021 Liminal Landscapes, Dudley House Bendigo, November

2021 Sun & Sea, Balgownie Estate Gallery Bendigo May-June 

2021 Little Red Dot, Turbo Gallery, Rainbow, May 

2021 Little Red Dot, Balgownie Estate Gallery Bendigo Jan - May

2021 Bendigo Open Studio, March 6-8th long weekend

2019 Anything But Square, Festival Federation Square, Beyond the Horizon art video, Melbourne

2018  'Field of possibilities' Mural Commission , Centre for Non- Violence, Bendigo 

2017 'Liminal Remnants' Capital Theatre Bendigo, Victoria Australia

2017 'I wonder if the beach misses me' Exhibit B Gallery, via Bath Lane, Mitchell Street or Laity Lane, Bendigo, 

2016 'Spring at Mt Alexander' Lend lease commission, 14 m x 4 m Mural New Bendigo Hospital Courtyard

2016 Neither here nor there, Solo show, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo

2016 Dispersed Belongings UK art based research project, Morley Centre Art Space, Bendigo

2016 ‘Enlighten’ Projection Project, Project Manager and Creative Director, City of Greater Bendigo

2016 ‘Common Ground’ Participatory Public Art Project as part of the Bendigo festival of cultures, City of Greater Bendigo

2016 'Lost in the Little Red Dot' & collaborative work, Instinc Residency, Soho Gallery, Singapore  

2015 ‘Liminal Lights’ Montsalvat Gallery, Eltham, Victoria

2015 ‘Lost in the Liminal’, CASPA Gallery, Castlemaine

2015 'Fringe Magnets' (Public Art Intervention) Write on the Fringe Festival, Bendigo  

2015 ‘In-between’ QVWC, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 

2015 'Art in the Streets', Living Arts Space, Pall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria

2015 ‘Drift’ Heathcote Winery Galleria, High Street, Heathcote, Victoria 

2014 ‘In between’, PS50, Exhibition space, RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria 

2014 ‘Artist in Transit’ Bendigo Goldfields Library, Victoria

2014 'Artist in Transit' RMIT spiritual centre, Melbourne, 

2014 'Artist in Transit 'Bendigo Railway Station, Bendigo, Victoria,‘ The Front’ Gallery, Docklands, Victoria, Australia.

2014 Chancery Lane Mural opening, April, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2013 ‘Unheard Voices’ Trades Hall Old Council Chambers, RMIT Project,’ Trades Hall Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2013 ‘The Sunderland Series’ March – Sept. Convent Gallery Daylesford

2013 ‘Trance’ Tindarra Resort, Moama, NSW

2013 ‘To be there but not’ Paintings, April, Theatre Complex, Bendigo

2013 ‘Trance-scape’ paintings, March, Capital Theatre, Bendigo, Victoria,

2013 ‘The Sunderland Series’ part of ‘Art in the Street’, Masons of Bendigo: Victoria, Australia

2012 ‘To be there but not be there’ Mezzanine Gallery, Latrobe Uni. Bendigo, Victoria


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 Gothic to the Sublime, Cascade Art Gallery – Goldfields Gothic Festival of Dark Ideas June-July

2021 Emporium Creative Hub Artist of the Month

2022 Cascade Art Gallery, Autumn Exhibition, Maldon

2021 Co-Lab, Dudley House Bendigo

2020 What I did last week … Group exhibition, City of Greater Bendigo Online Gallery 

2020 August Art Attack, Crib Point, Online Group Exhibition Nov-Dec 

2019 Transcapes: Qdos Art Gallery, Lorne, Victoria

2019 Pop -Up Goodbye, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo 

2019 Co-Lab, Write on the Fringe Festival, Bendigo 

2018 Inaugural Cascade Art Gallery Christmas Show, Maldon, Victoria

2018 BOAA Dark Artists, Beyond the Horizon: the lure of the liminal journey, collaborative video work

2018 White Night Bendigo, Beyond the Horizon: the lure of the liminal journey, collaborative video & participatory walk project

2018 Beyond the Horizon: the lure of the liminal journey, collaborative video & participatory walk, Enlighten Projection Festival

2018 Night Exhibition Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo 

2018 Pop Up Mothers Day Exhibition, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo  

2018 Tacit Knowledge: Shadows and Reflections, Dudley House, Bendigo - Awarded Dudley House Community Hire Subsidy  

2017 Bend-Arts Festival Exhibition, Dudley House, Bendigo

2017 In-between here & there, Works of Art, Kyneton

2017 X-Borders, Exhibition & Slow Walk, Dudley House, Bendigo

2016 White Christmas, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo

2016 Inaugural 'Women Artisans of Central Victoria' exhibition, Joint Zonta & Rotary Fundraiser, Dudley House, Bendigo

2015 Festive Christmas Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Victoria

2015 Stellar Visions, Aug- Nov, Collaboration with designer Ulrike von Radichevich at Living Arts Space, Bendigo, Victoria

2015 On the Map, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Latrobe University

2015 Co-Lab, Write on the Fringe Festival, Bendigo 

2015 'White Shoe Box Gallery', The Castlemaine State Festival, Royal Theatre Castlemaine, Victoria

2014 'Co-lab' Write on the Fringe Festival, Viewpoint Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

2014 'White Night' Melbourne, 'Trancescapes’ video projection, RMIT

2014 ‘Hobo’ House of Bricks, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria

2014 ‘Tracks’ Jan, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW

2013 ‘City impression’ 33 The Bund, Shanghai, China

2013 ‘Doing time’ Old Melbourne Goal, Public Art Project, Melbourne

2013 ‘Rochester Art Exhibition’, Shire Hall Rochester, Victoria, Australia

2013 ‘Texture’, View Point Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2013 ‘Place’, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2013 ‘Span’ the Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia

2012 ‘Holding the line’, Latrobe Uni. Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo

2012 ‘Got Art’ View Point Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2012 ‘End of the world’, View Point Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2012 ‘New Tracks’, Collaboration Salerno Gallery, Glebe, Sydney, NSW

2012 ‘Time’, View Point Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

2012 ‘Dry Run’, the Shipley Gallery, Newcastle, England, United Kingdom

2011 ‘Toyota Community Spirit Exhibition’, Port Melbourne

2011 ‘The Body and Nature’, May - June, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo

2010 ‘Across the bridge’, Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Award Arts Festival, Eaglehawk, Victoria


Awards, Grants & Prizes:

Bendigo Art Grant, Common Ground, 2015 & Beyond the Horizon: Art Walk 2018

Regional Arts Victoria, Fringe Magnets, Quick Response Grant, 2015

Instinc Singapore Academic Excellence Residency Grant, 2015

RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s List Award, Academic Excellence 2014

RMIT Healthy Communities (Art) Project Grant, 2014

Art Participatory Incubator Inaugural Grand Grant from Deakin University, 2014

Travel grant to China, RMIT Carlton, 2013 

Graduate Painting & Drawing Award, Latrobe University, 2012

Lia Teresa Memorial Award, 2012

Travel Scholarship to England, Latrobe University, 2012

Executive Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Latrobe University, 2011

National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award, 2011

Dean’s Honours List, Latrobe University, 2010

Articles/ Catalogues/ Media/ Artist Talks:

Bendigo Times Easter edition. Artist Profile P.15, 14 April 2022

Bendigo Advertiser, Dudley House exhibits Maiden Gully Artist Julie Andrews' Liminal Landscapes, November 23, 2021 

Bendigo Times, Creative co-lab lights up life, 4,12. 2021

Walking the creek: reconnecting place through light projection, Tim Edensor and Julie Andrews, School of Geography, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia and Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, Geographical Research Journal 2019

La Trobe University Blog, Taking-tea-with-julie-andrews-artist-and-calming-influence, October 2018

Enlighten 2018 includes community showing off local talent at White Night Bendigo, Bendigo Advertiser, p.4-5, August 30,2018

Bendigo Creek to shine during Enlighten festival 9/7/2018

Art Walk - Enlighten Project -Breakfast  Program with Fiona Parker 91.1FM ABC 2/7/2018

Trio displays work, Bendigo Weekly, March 2018

RMIT Alumni Panel Discussion "Developing Your Career in Art" at RMIT with Abigail Crompton, Juan Ford, Claire McArdle, Clare Rae, for all School of Art Students, August 2017

Bendigo Advertiser, ''New arts space opens"' 5 June 2017,

WIN News and 9 News, Exhibit B Opening exhibition, I wonder if the beach misses me, June 2017,   

Newstead art Salon's ''On the Couch'' with Anton Hassel, Julie Andrews & Bob Clutterbuck 94.9 Main FM 2017

'Hospital Mural, Bendigo Weekly 'From blank walls to bushland' Bendigo Weekly, p.23, 16/12/2016 

Book Cover Image: Mary Pomfret’s Fractures and Other Thin Confusions, 2016

Antithesis Journal, University of Melbourne, 2016, p.02,22

RMIT MAPS Alumni Panel, Open Talk, Unmapping the City, August 2016

Enlighten Catalogue, Project/Creative Director 2016

Common Ground Catalogue, Project/Creative Director 2016

QLO Short story price & Art talk, 12 Dec, Bendigo Library, 2015

Art Swank MAIN FM, 7 pm -8 pm, 1hr interview, 05/10/2O15

Stellar Visions Artists Talk, Sep 26, Living Arts Space, Bendigo, 2015

ABC Open Drum, Train passengers draw on journey, May, 2015 

Glimpses In-between, Research Catalogue, (150-page book) October, RMIT, 2014

Bendigo Magazine, Spring Edition, ‘Artist in Transit’ Sept. 2014

ABC Radio National, Books & Arts Daily Program, 23/07/2014

Bendigo Advertiser Articles: ‘Art in Transit’, 26/07/2014

‘Bendigo Station adorned with impromptu art’ 02/07/14

Art Swank MAIN FM, 7pm -8 pm 23/06/2O14 1hr interview

ABC 7:30 News “Artist in Transit’ project 18/June/2014

Red Symons ABC Breakfast, 7:25 am interview 12/06/2014

Bendigo Advertiser, ‘Lane Mural Unveiled’, p. 15 April 2014

‘Andrews talks to keen young students’, p.20, April 10, 2014

‘Julie’s space in the lane’, p.7, 28 March 2014  

‘City impression: Creative map of Shanghai’ 2013, p. 4-7 Catalogue group show, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China 

Bendigo Advertiser, ‘Art in the Streets’, p.13, 4/02/2013, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

‘Holding the line’, Dec. 2012, p.22-23, Catalogue, Latrobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 

'The Undergraduate', October 2011, p. 10, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, North Melbourne,


Instinc Residency, Soho Gallery, Singapore, 2015-2016

Spiritual Centre RMIT, Melbourne, 2014 

East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, 2013

National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England 2012


Selected Arts Workshops:

David Frazer, Woodblock Printing, 2016

Sarah Amos, Printmaking Workshop, Latrobe University, 2015  

National Gallery of Victoria ‘Melbourne Now’ Summer school, Latrobe University 2014

Michael Janis, Affecting Sheet Glass, Washington Glass School, UK 2012


Collections & Commissions:

Illustrations for a book of prose 'Bouquet of Traps' a collaborative with Mary Pomfret    

Illustrations for the novel 'The Hard Seed' by Mary Promfret

'Field of Possibilities' Mural Commission , Centre for Non- Violence, Bendigo 2018

Bendigo Hospital Mural, 14m long 4 meters high, Lend Lease, Bendigo  

Instinc Collection, Soho Gallery, Singapore

ICLEI Oceania, a gift to the Mayor of Seoul, South Korea 2014

GPO Mural, Pall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 2914

Chancery Lane Mural, Bendigo City Council and Supporters 2014- 2019

‘World’ Diptych, June 2011, Design Experts, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

‘Pennyweight lane Outdoor Gallery’ April 2013, Bendigo City Council

Private collectors in Bendigo, Melbourne, Victoria, Sydney, N.S.W., Adelaide, South Australia

and internationally at Newcastle and Sunderland, England, Banff, Scotland, South Korea and Singapore and the US.

© 2015 Julie Andrews

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