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.

DANI MARTI & JULIE RRAP

DANI MARTI and JULIE RRAP are in the exhibition Hunter Red: Corpus, at the Newcastle Art Gallery.

The overarching exhibition theme of red is loaded with symbolism and tactile metaphors. The colour also provides audiences with an exploratory experience in the exhibition space with works of art that evoke life, death, blood, reproduction and mortality.

The exhibition will open on 26 May and continue until 22 July, 2018.

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Image Caption: Dani Marti, 'Looking for Felix', 2000, plastic beads, curtains, 300 x 300 x 300cm.

Image Caption: Dani Marti, 'Looking for Felix', 2000, plastic beads, curtains, 300 x 300 x 300cm.

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Image: Julie Rrap,  Vital Statistics,  1997, fibreglass, rubber, synthetic polymer paint, chromed metal, cibachrome photographs. 

Image: Julie Rrap, Vital Statistics, 1997, fibreglass, rubber, synthetic polymer paint, chromed metal, cibachrome photographs. 

JULIE RRAP has work in the exhibition Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Curated by Jane Devery and Pip Wallis, Every Brilliant Eye explores a decade in Australian art, drawn from the NGV Collection.

The exhibition continues until 1 October 2017. 

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