JULIE RRAP

Julie Rrap in her Sydney studio. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Julie Rrap in her Sydney studio. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

JULIE RRAP is featured in the Collector's Dossier in the new issue of Art Collector Magazine, on sale now.

In the feature, Julie discusses her four decades of practice and her upcoming exhibition at ARC ONE, Twisted Logic. The show will feature ambiguous bronze elements, cast from her body, that could be read as either weapons or armour; exploring what Rrap describes as 'that quite slippery relationship between art, culture, and any particular political regime or system that happens to be in power.'

ARC ONE co-director, Fran Clark, who has worked with Rrap since 1999, recalls seeing her work for the first time: 'I was immediately struck by this artist's unique creativity; an artist of intelligence producing strong and iconic art with an excellent grip on that ever-elusive quality, humour.'


Twisted Logic shows at ARC ONE from 3 September - 5 October.

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Opening today at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is the exhibition with every breath, featuring JULIE RRAP's work Blow Back.

with every breath presents work by 15 artists who encourage us to be still, breathe, reflect and listen. The idea of breath is beautifully captured in Julie Rrap’s suite of photographs, Blow Back, where the artist has etched the breath of 33 female artists, friends and contemporaries on the frame’s glass. Five other ARC ONE artists posed as Rrap's subjects in this work!

The exhibition continues until 25 August.

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Interview with the curator >

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Julie Rrap, ‘Stepping Out,’ 2012, bronze and metallic paint, 16 x 25 x 28 cm

Julie Rrap, ‘Stepping Out,’ 2012, bronze and metallic paint, 16 x 25 x 28 cm

JULIE RRAP's work Stepping Out is included in Simon Denny's exhibition Mine opening at MONA tomorrow. The exhibition revolves around mining as a reflection of hope and anxiety about the environment, technology, and development.

Stepping Out recalls Rrap's iconic foot image Overstepping (2001). In both works she extends an image of her feet, transforming them into a pair of stiletto heels. Rrap's high-heeled feet represent a futuristic speculation on where genetic engineering and cosmetic surgery may lead us.

This exhibition opening is part of the Dark Mofo programme. It will continue into the evening, with live music from 4pm.

PAT BRASSINGTON | JULIE RRAP | HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

Pat Brassington,  The Wedding Guest , 2005, pigment print, 84 x 62 cm.

Pat Brassington, The Wedding Guest, 2005, pigment print, 84 x 62 cm.

PAT BRASSINGTON, JULIE RRAP and HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT are included in In Her Words at Horsham Regional Art Gallery, opening this weekend. .

In Her Words focuses on women behind and in front of the camera. Women who are in control of their own story; whether they are speaking their own truth or re-enacting the accounts of others. The exhibition aims to get to the core of the female experience, rights and challenges. The exhibition continues until 19 May.

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Image: Julie Rrap,  Puberty  from the series  Persona and Shadow , 1984, cibachrome print, edition of 9, 194 x 105 cm.

Image: Julie Rrap, Puberty from the series Persona and Shadow, 1984, cibachrome print, edition of 9, 194 x 105 cm.

JULIE RRAP’S Puberty from the series Persona and Shadow is included in Bodies of art: Human form from the national collection at The National Gallery of Australia.

The exhibition considers the human figure as one of the most enduring subjects of art. By exploring contrasting figures together in one space, this display reflects both the significance of the human body as a subject for art and reveals its range of uses over time.

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Julie Rrap,  Yaw , 2004, pure pigment prints on acid-free rag paper, 167 x 152 cm.

Julie Rrap, Yaw, 2004, pure pigment prints on acid-free rag paper, 167 x 152 cm.

JULIE RRAP is included in the exhibition Compass at the MCA, Sydney.

Curated by Clothilde Bullen, the exhibition draws works from the MCA collection considering the trajectories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women practices in dialogue with one another. "Aboriginal artists illustrate their distinctive relationships to their cultures and Countries and provide commentary on the multiple, interlocking oppressions of what it means to be a black woman in Australia. Non-Aboriginal artists narrate concepts around the presentation of women in contemporary western society; utilising the figure and forms of the self to reflect universal themes of ‘being’ and ‘doing’ female."

Compass opens on 9 November 2018, continuing until 3 February 2019.

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ROBERT OWEN, JULIE RRAP & ANNE ZAHALKA

Robert Owen, 'Feeling Form (Blind Carving)', 1958, plaster of paris, 7.5 x 18 x 9.5cm.

Robert Owen, 'Feeling Form (Blind Carving)', 1958, plaster of paris, 7.5 x 18 x 9.5cm.

ROBERT OWEN, JULIE RRAP and ANNE ZAHALKA are included in the exhibition 'National Art: Part One' at the National Art School Gallery'.

A review of the exhibition, with a photograph of Anne Zahalka standing in front of her work 'Outlawed!' was published in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.

Pictured is one of Robert Owen's blind carving sculptures he did at the National Art School from 1958.

The exhibition continues until October 27.

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JULIE RRAP, CYRUS TANG & ANNE ZAHALKA

Julie Rrap,  Breath Stream , 2018, pigment ink-jet print, hand-ground glass, 66.0 x 116.0 cm

Julie Rrap, Breath Stream, 2018, pigment ink-jet print, hand-ground glass, 66.0 x 116.0 cm

Cyrus Tang,  A Simple Life (118 minutes),  2018, archival pigment print, 65 x 65cm. 

Cyrus Tang, A Simple Life (118 minutes), 2018, archival pigment print, 65 x 65cm. 

Anne Zahalka,  Krazy Kashmiris in Stagland ,  2018, pigment ink-jet print on canvas, 100 x 136 cm

Anne Zahalka, Krazy Kashmiris in Stagland,  2018, pigment ink-jet print on canvas, 100 x 136 cm

Congratulations to JULIE RRAP, CYRUS TANG and ANNE ZAHALKA, who have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Bowness Photography Prize.

The judging panel, Dr Michael Brand, Director of AGNSW, artist Dr David Rosetzky and Anouska Phizacklea, Director of MGA, made the selection from an incredibly strong field of entrants that reflected the diversity and depth of photographic practice in Australia. 

The winner will be announced 11 October.

The exhibition is open from 29 September – 18 November 2018.

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EUGENIA RASKOPOLOUS | JULIE RRAP | ANNE ZAHALKA

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, JULIE RRAP and ANNE ZAHALKA have been included in the important exhibition Dark Rooms: Women Directing the Lens 1978–98 at Griffith University Art Museum. 

Griffith University Art Museum says: "Against the backdrop of the feminist movement and activism in arts and politics, many women artists during this period made work that refused the male gaze. Acutely aware of the ways in which the lens could empower or reduce the subject, they put themselves, friends, and family in the picture, and in doing so, changed the cultural landscape of Australia. Photomedia became an important way for artists to confront racism and the objectification of peoples; disrupt and subvert sexually violent imagery; and forge a renewed interest in psychoanalytic theory."

The exhibition opens 14 July from 2pm at the Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane.

The exhibition runs until 25 August.

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Eugenia Raskopolous,  Untitled No 3,  1998, Ilfachrome photograph, 77 x 99 cm.

Eugenia Raskopolous, Untitled No 3, 1998, Ilfachrome photograph, 77 x 99 cm.

Julie Rrap,  Persona and Shadow: Madonna , 1984, cibachrome print, 194 x 105cm. 

Julie Rrap, Persona and Shadow: Madonna, 1984, cibachrome print, 194 x 105cm. 

Anne Zahalka,  The Artist (Self-Portrait), Berlin , 1987, cibachrome photograph, 80 x80cm. 

Anne Zahalka, The Artist (Self-Portrait), Berlin, 1987, cibachrome photograph, 80 x80cm. 

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JULIE RRAP is a featured artist in Hannah Gadsby's new two-part series, Nakedy Nudes, in which the comedian takes a close look at the nude - one of the most enduring subjects in western art historyThe show will air on the ABC Tuesday 27 February and Tuesday 6 March, at 9:30pm.

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Article in The Guardian >

Julie Rrap,  Window Dresser No. 1 (Marilyn)  A-R-MOUR Series, 2000, digital print, 195 x 122 cm.

Julie Rrap, Window Dresser No. 1 (Marilyn) A-R-MOUR Series, 2000, digital print, 195 x 122 cm.

JULIE RRAP, ANNE ZAHALKA and ROSE FARRELL & GEORGE PARKIN

Image: Julie Rrap,  Window Dresser No.1 (Marilyn) , 2000, digital print, 195 x 122cm.

Image: Julie Rrap, Window Dresser No.1 (Marilyn), 2000, digital print, 195 x 122cm.

ROSE FARRELL & GEORGE PARKIN, JULIE RRAP and ANNE ZAHALKA have been selected to exhibit in the group exhibition 'Self/Selfie' at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Curated by the Biennale Director, Fiona Sweet, the exhibition explores the whimsical nature of selfies, as well as their contribution to the growing culture of narcissism and promotion of conformist behaviour — and the development of the “anti-selfie” on social networks like Snapchat.

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JULIE RRAP will join the panel for the Biennale of Sydney's Biennale Archive Stories #2. This will be the second chapter in the Biennale's investigation into its Archive bringing together four witnesses and protagonists to tell stories spanning 1979 to 2014. 

The event will be held on 6 April 2017 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The panel also includes Vivienne Binns OAM, Deborah Kelly and Ann Stephen. 

Register your interest here

Julie Rrap,  Castaway #4,  2009, digital print on archival rag, 120 x 120cm. 

Julie Rrap, Castaway #4, 2009, digital print on archival rag, 120 x 120cm. 

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JULIE RRAP's work is featured in Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker at The State Library of New South Wales from 18 February - 17 April 2017. Organised by the Australian Centre for Photography, Rrap was invited to create new work in response to the iconic 'Sunbaker' by revered Australian photographer Max Dupain.

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In the press >

Julie Rrap,  Speechless 2,  2017, bronze and steel.

Julie Rrap, Speechless 2, 2017, bronze and steel.

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Julie Rrap,  One Hand Making the Other (Instrument series),  2015, cast aluminium and steel, dimensions variable.

Julie Rrap, One Hand Making the Other (Instrument series), 2015, cast aluminium and steel, dimensions variable.

Congratulations to JULIE RRAP and CYRUS TANG who have been selected as finalists for the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia's pre‐eminent national award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council.

A free exhibition of finalist’s art works for the 16th annual Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize will be presented from 15 October until 30 October 2016 at Woollahra Council in Sydney. The winners will be announced on 14 October 2016. 

Cyrus Tang,  Children's Encyclopaedia Vol. 9,  2016, cremated book ashes, book cover and acrylic case, 29 x 21 x 21 cm.

Cyrus Tang, Children's Encyclopaedia Vol. 9, 2016, cremated book ashes, book cover and acrylic case, 29 x 21 x 21 cm.

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Julie Rrap,  Escape Artist: Castaway , 2009, digital video.  

Julie Rrap, Escape Artist: Castaway, 2009, digital video.  

JULIE RRAP is exhibiting in the group exhibition, Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art, at RMIT Gallery. 

Light Moves presents projected and screen-based works exploring the body and the possibilities of movement. The exhibition is presented jointly with the National Gallery of Australia. 

The exhibition runs from 1 July - 20 August 2016. 

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Julie Rrap,  Fleshpool , 2004, digital video, 60-second duration (continuous loop).



Julie Rrap, Fleshpool, 2004, digital video, 60-second duration (continuous loop).

JULIE RRAP's Fleshpool is part of PLAY, BLINDSIDE Gallery’s unique online video space dedicated to showing experimental local and international video art from emerging, mid-career and established artists. Fleshpool is a work that explores the body and its other: its shadow, its reflection. 

The videowork is also being screened in the gallery itself from 23 November 2015 – 3 January 2016.

To watch the work online, click here

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Julie Rrap,  Re-making the world: Artists' dreaming  (video still), 2015, 20-channel HD video installation.

Julie Rrap, Re-making the world: Artists' dreaming (video still), 2015, 20-channel HD video installation.

JULIE RRAP is featured in an article by Art Collector. The article, Remaking the World with Julie Rrap, gives insight into the role of the artist and creativity in the contemporary landscape. Rrap's practice is discussed in relation to her concern with the sense of risk that exists when shifting between thought and action in the creative process. 

To read the article click here.

PAT BRASSINGTON / PETER DAVERINGTON / JULIE RRAP

Pat Brassington,  Voicing , 2001, Digitial colour print, 93.4 x 127.4 cm. 

Pat Brassington, Voicing, 2001, Digitial colour print, 93.4 x 127.4 cm. 

PAT BRASSINGTON, PETER DAVERINGTON and JULIE RRAP are included in the latest major exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia. Lurid Beauty considers the legacies of Surrealism in Australia and is on show from 9 Oct 2015 to 31 Jan 2016.

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MURRAY FREDERICKS / JUSTINE KHAMARA / JANET LAURENCE / DANI MARTI / ROBERT OWEN / JULIE RRAP / TRACY SARROFF / IMANTS TILLERS / GUAN WEI / JOHN YOUNG.

ARC ONE Gallery will be exhibiting at this year's Sydney Contemporary, at Carriageworks. You can find us at STAND B03 from 10 - 13 September 2015.

ARC ONE Gallery will be showcasing the works of artists including MURRAY FREDERICKS, JUSTINE KHAMARA, JANET LAURENCE, DANI MARTI, ROBERT OWEN, JULIE RRAP, TRACY SARROFF, IMANTS TILLERS, GUAN WEI and JOHN YOUNG.

For more information please contact ARC ONE Gallery on +613 9650 0589 or email mail@arc1gallery.com.au  

And, for more information regarding Sydney Contemporary, visit their website.