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  • Image credit: Julia deVille in her studio. Photo: James Geer

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    30.04.19 Julia deVille in the Ramsay Art Prize 2019

    Julia deVille is a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize 2019 with her work Mother is my monarch 2018.

    This year’s finalists have been be selected by an international judging panel: Russell Storer, Deputy Director (Curatorial and Research), National Gallery of Singapore; Richard Lewer, artist; and Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.

    Each of the finalist’s works will be included in a major exhibition and the winner will be announced on Friday 24 May 2019.

    Ramsay Art Prize
    25 May – 25 August

    For more information, click here.

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    21.03.19 Julia deVille at Noosa Regional Gallery

    A solo exhibition by Julia Deville is currently on display at Noosa Regional Gallery in Queensland. Featured is a selection of the artist’s small sculptural assemblages inspired by Renaissance, Baroque and Victorian themes.

    Julia Deville
    Noosa Regional Gallery
    16 March – 28 April

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Caesar   2014   stillborn kitten, antique silver and ivory chariot, rose cut black diamond 0.80ct, uncut diamonds, glass case   56.0 x 23.0 x 21.0 cm

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    03.10.18 Julia deVille Interview with Australian Arts Review           

    Australian Arts Review have interviewed Julia deVille about her multi-faceted artistic practice. The ‘On the Couch’ interview touches on deVille’s long-term project and current exhibition, Wholeness and the Implicit Order at Linden New Art, as well as discussing her inspiration and aspirations for the future.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille

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    19.09.18 Julia deVille in The Sydney Morning Herald

    Julia deVille has been profiled by The Sydney Morning Herald in an article by John McDonald. The feature discusses Julia’s wide-ranging practice and her current exhibition, Wholeness and the Implicit Order, at Linden New Art in Melbourne.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Mother is my Monarch 2018   baby giraffe, my last breath, 18ct gold, 18ct white gold, sterling silver, bronze, gold plate, black rhodium plate, Akoya pearls, freshwater pearls, rose cut diamonds 6.05ct, rose cut black diamonds 0.67ct, uncut diamond granules 150ct, setting from ex-husband’s engagement ring (18ct white gold, rose cut diamonds 0.33ct), Case by Kate Rohde   200.0 x 112.0 x 163.0 cm (including case)   Photo: Dan Purnell

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    05.09.18 Julia deVille at Bendigo Art Gallery

    Julia deVille features in group exhibition, Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality, at Bendigo Art Gallery.

    The exhibition traces the Victorian gothic into contemporary art, bringing together the work of a variety of artists who explore these ideas.

    Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality
    Bendigo Art Gallery
    6 October 2018 – 10 February 2019

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Nameless here for evermore   2010   emu egg, mystic spinel, sterling silver, black rhodium, egret feathers

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    04.07.18 Julia deVille at Linden New Art

    To celebrate Linden New Art’s return to their original St Kilda premises, they will present a major solo exhibition of new work by Julia deVille. Wholeness and the Implicit Order sees deVille working in the new mediums of holography and Virtual Reality (VR) to create an immersive environment within the Victorian rooms of Linden New Art.

    Using these new technologies, deVille furthers her exploration into the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of treating all life with respect.

    Wholeness and the Implicit Order
    Linden New Art
    25 August – 4 November 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    For a virtual tour (viewable in a web browser or with VR technology), please click here.

    To read an article by Art Guide Australia, please click here. 

    To watch Julia interviewed on ABC TV’s ‘The Mix’, please click here.

    Image credit: Installation view of Wholeness and the implicit Order at Linden New Art. Photo: Theresa Harrison Photography

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    15.08.18 Julia deVille in The Design Files

    The Design Files’ Lucy Feagins visited Julia deVille in her Melbourne home which sits above her studio and showroom.

    Julia’s living and work spaces are filled with plenty of her own works, as well as an array of treasured trinkets and antiques.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: Inside Julia deVille’s Collingwood home. Image courtesy of The Design Files. Photo: Amelia Stanwix

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    20.07.18 Julia deVille at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

    Julia deVille is included in group exhibition, Wild, at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

    Through the display of both modern and contemporary works, the exhibition explores the depiction of flora and fauna in Australian art.

    Wild: Flora and Fauna
    Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
    20 July – 2 September 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   A la vanille   2013   two chicks, onyx, antique ice cream scoop.  7.0 x 28.0 x 8.0 cm

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    28.06.18 Julia deVille at RMIT Gallery

    Julia deVille’s work features in My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne. The group exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s seminal science fiction novel, Frankenstein.

    Exploring themes of difference and acceptance, My Monster interrogates the history of human intrigue in hybrid creatures and looks to the future possibilities through biotechnological advances.

    My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid
    RMIT Gallery
    29 June – 18 August 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Peter   2012   rabbit, antique sterling silver goblet   17.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 cm

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    20.03.18 Julia deVille on ArtsHub

    Julia deVille’s cross-disciplinary practice is discussed in an ArtsHub article by their Visual Arts Editor, Gina Fairley. She investigates the evolution of jewellery in the context of art and how the display of such pieces in a museum or gallery context gives new perspectives to the art form.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   20,000 Leagues Ring   2013   18ct white gold, 3.13ct sapphires, 1.03ct rose cut diamonds

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    02.12.17 Julia deVille at MAMA

    Julia deVille has a solo exhibition currently on display at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA).

    The exhibition, Theoria, features a series of her small scale works displayed in MAMA’s five ‘peepholes’.

    Theoria
    Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
    4 December 2017 – 1 July 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Orpheus   2014   Rat, hematite, uncut diamonds, sterling silver, mystic spinel, Egret feathers and leather

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    26.11.17 Julia deVille at Craft Victoria

    Julia deVille features in a group exhibition Regale – Crafting the table at Craft Victoria.

    Curated by Craft Victoria and Linda Wachtel, Regale examines the history, materiality and function of tableware and dressing.

    Regale – Crafting the table
    Craft Victoria
    Watson Place, Melbourne
    27 November 2017 – 27 January 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Genocide  2013   various finches, rose cut black diamonds 1.39ct, antique sterling silver dish   17.0 x 33.0 x 18.0 cm

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    11.10.17 Julia deVille at Art Gallery of Ballarat

    Julia deVille features in group exhibition, Romancing the Skull, at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Examining the continued symbolic depiction of the skull in art, this exhibition considers the ranging themes of mortality, piracy and rebellion.

    Featuring work by leading Australian contemporary artists alongside a number of international artists, Romancing the Skull also explores the culturally specific use of skull imagery.

    Romancing the Skull
    Art Gallery of Ballarat
    14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Silver rook   2008   sterling silver and rubies   30.0 x 25.0 x 35.0 cm

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    22.08.17 Julia deVille Awarded 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

    Julia deVille has been named as one of ten Australian artists to receive the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship from the Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation.

    Each of the Creative Fellows were awarded a generous grant which recognises the outstanding talent and exceptional courage of mid-career artists. The prestigious award provides them with the opportunity to reflect and develop on their respective creative practices.

    For more information, please click here.

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    13.06.17 Julia deVille at The Johnston Collection

    Julia deVille is featured in a new exhibition titled, Animal Kingdom, at The Johnston Collection in Melbourne.

    Animal inspired objects from The Johnston Collection will be presented alongside contemporary artworks by Melbourne artists, including deVille, Kate Rohde and Troy Emery.

    The exhibition is part of their annual, House of Ideas, series, which comprises public tours from 14 June.

    Animal Kingdom
    The Johnston Collection (‘Fairhall’ Exhibition House) Melbourne
    13 June – 19 September 2017

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Installation view of Animal Kingdom at The Johnston Collection

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    01.10.16 Julia deVille at Craft Victoria

    Julia deVille is in curated group exhibition, Ceremonial, at Craft Victoria.

    Ceremonial investigates the role of ceremonies in society, presenting works that connect to traditional collective ceremonies as well as personal rituals.

    Ceremonial
    Craft Victoria
    7 October – 3 December

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Camellia sinensis   2012   red-browed finch, rose cut black diamonds 0.16ct, antique teapot, 20.0 x 11.0 x 14.0 cm

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    10.09.16 Julia deVille in Australian Financial Review

    Julia deVille has been featured in the Australian Financial Review in an article discussing her home and new Melbourne showroom. The piece gives a wonderful insight into her studio and home life.

    To read the article, please click here.

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    09.06.16 Julia deVille wins 2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

    Julia deVille has won the 2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize with her work, Neapolitan Bonbonaparte 2013.

    The winning piece features taxidermied chicks sitting in an antique sterling silver ladle. The chicks’ feathers have been dyed in the colours of Neapolitan ice cream, commenting on the use of ethically sourced products in food. Specifically the work refers to the undisclosed use of cage eggs in the production of certain foods such as ice cream.

    The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is a biennial prize which provides artists a chance to present their perspectives on natural science and comment on scientific issues facing the planet. deVille was awarded the $30,000 prize, selected from 81 finalists at the South Australian Museum.

    For further information on the prize please click here

    To read an article by ABC News about Julia deVille’s success in the 2016 prize please click here

    To read an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about deVille’s success in the 2016 prize please click here

    2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
    South Australian Museum
    10 June – 31 July 2016.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Neapolitan Bonbonaparte   2013   antique sterling silver ladle, chicks, onyx   28.0 x 11.0 x 10.0 cm

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    08.06.16 Julia deVille in i-D Magazine

    Julia deVille has been featured in an article, death and holograms: inside the world of Julia deVille, in Vice’s i-D magazine. In the interview deVille speaks about her understanding of death and the inspiration that has driven her to introduce digital technologies into her art practice.

    To read the article please click here 

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Victorian Cat Mummy   2013   cat, glass, linen, Victorian lace, Victorian cape, Victorian baby boots, sterling silver   15.0 x 77.0 x 60.0 cm

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    08.06.16 Julia deVille on This Wild Song

    Julia deVille has taken as part in Ilona Nelson’s long term project, This Wild Song. The project aims to celebrate the work of Australian female artists through a series of photographic portraits and interviews.

    In her interview, Julia speaks about her jewellery and taxidermy artworks and provides an insight into her world.

    To read the full interview, please click here

    For more information on This Wild Song please click here 

    Image courtesy of Ilona Nelson/This Wild Song

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    07.06.16 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2016

    Julia deVille has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2016 to be held at the Deakin University Art Gallery.

    In its eighth year, this annual acquisitive prize and exhibition awards one outstanding entry $10,000, with the work becoming part of the Deakin University Art Collection.

    deVille’s featured work, Mini Antoinette was originally exhibited in her 2015 solo exhibition, Lullaby at Jan Murphy Gallery, The work features a taxidermied mouse with black diamond eyes in an antique French jewel box.

    Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2016
    Deakin University Art Gallery
    8 June – 15 July 2016

    For the full list of 2016 finalists please click here  

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Mini Antoinette   2015   mouse, black diamonds 0.31 ct, antique French jewel box

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    11.03.16 Julia deVille in Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016

    Julia deVille has been selected for the Lorne Sculpture Biennial 2016 small sculpture exhibition. Held at St Cuthbert’s Church in the main street of Lorne, the small exhibition also functions as a collectors project, encouraging people to start collecting sculpture or build their existing collections.

    Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016 runs from 12 March until 3 April.

    For more information please click here

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Feed   2014   two mice, black diamonds 0.18ct, antique spoon, glass case   14.0 x 20.0 x 30.0 cm

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    25.02.16 Julia deVille at Shepparton Art Museum

    Julia deVille has been included in a group exhibition at the Shepparton Art Museum. Curated by Anna Briers, Cornucopia (meaning Horn of Plenty) profiles works by artist who utilise food and flora as an artistic medium or point of departure.

    The exhibition will provide a platform for investigation into production, consumption and distribution of food, food ethics, as well as its metaphoric potential, socio-cultural uses and representation within art history. With the Shepparton Art Museum located in regional Victoria, Cornucopia also celebrates those marvellous institutions such as the Country Women’s Association and their contributions to food culture and custom.

    The exhibition will run from 27 February until 22 May 2016.

    For more information please click here

    Image: Julia deVille   Genocide   2013   various Finches, rose cut diamonds 1.39ct, antique sterling silver dish (320g 925)   33.0 x 17.0 x 18.0 cm

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    12.12.15 Day Twelve: Twelve Days of Christmas 2015

    Julia deVille   Panther Ring   2015   18ct white gold, black diamond 1.60ct, star diopside 3.03ct   $6,200

    Julia deVille’s exquisitely produced and handcrafted jewellery range belies the artist’s dark aesthetic sensibility and Victorian era influenced sense of beauty. The elegant Panther ring is made in 18ct white gold with a rare cushion cut oval black diamond and cabochon black star diopside. This is accented with small round rose cut black diamonds.

    Enquire to purchase via email: enquiries@janmurphygallery.com.au or call (07) 3254 1855

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    12.12.15 Julia deVille at Rockhampton Art Gallery

    Julia deVille is featured in a new exhibition, Fantastic Worlds, at Rockhampton Art Gallery.

    Fantastic Worlds showcases the talents of eleven contemporary Australian sculptors and their ranging approaches to sculpture using non-traditional mediums and techniques.

    The exhibition runs from 12 December 2015 until 14 February 2016.

    For more information please click here. 

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Rocking Alpaca   2014   stillborn alpaca, sterling silver, white rhodium, black rhodium, 18ct white gold, antique pearls, chainmail, ostrich feathers, cockerel feathers, glass, oak, glass case   124.0 x 146.0 x 56.0 cm

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    10.12.15 Julia deVille in Return to Hanging Rock Exhibition

    Works by Julia deVille will feature as part of an exhibition being held to celebrate 40 years since the publication of Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock. 

    Return to Hanging Rock will be held at Mulberry Hill, the author’s former home, and will feature original costumes and props from the film adaption courtesy of the National Film and Sound archive, historic images, scent installations, and contemporary artworks that explore the mysteries of the Australian landscape, time, and sensory perception that inspired the novel.

    The exhibition runs from 2 January until 27 March 2016.

    For more information please click here 

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Actaeon   2012   stillborn deer, sparrow wings, sterling silver, black rhodium plate, smoky quartz, chain mail, plastic, glass.

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    28.11.15 Julia deVille in The Sydney Morning Herald

    Julia deVille is featured in today’s issue of The Sydney Morning Herald in an article that discusses her profession as a contemporary artist and jeweller.

    To read the article please click here

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Neophobia   2014   rat, antique plate, rose cut black diamond 0.35ct, antique Victorian lace, glass case   14.0 x 40.0 x 40.0 cm

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    20.11.15 Julia deVille in 2015 Kennedy Prize

    Julia deVille is a finalist in the 2015 Kennedy Prize for her taxidermy work, Brown Caviar 2014.

    Presented by the Kennedy Arts Foundation, the Kennedy Prize is awarded to works that embody, comment on or celebrate beauty. An exhibition of finalists’ work will be held in Adelaide from 21 – 28 November 2015.

    For more information please click here http://www.kennedyprize.com.au/

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Brown Caviar   baby rabbit, leather, hematite, mystic spinel, smoky quartz, sterling silver, gold plate, egret feathers, antique glass dome   56.0 x 29.0 x 18.0 cm

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    14.11.15 Julia deVille in 2015 UQ National Self-Portrait Prize

    Julia deVille is a finalist in the University of Queensland Art Museum’s National Self-Portrait Prize for 2015. The invitation only prize was judged by Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, QAGOMA.

    An exhibition, curated by Michael Desmond, runs from 14 November 2015 until 13 March 2016.

    Julia’s self-portrait installation, Ostara and Damocles 2015 combines her practices of taxidermy and jewellery in a work that also features a porcelain doll she made at age 11.

    For more information please click here.

    Image credits: Julia deVille   Ostara and Damocles   2015   Porcelain doll made by artist at age 11, sterling silver, gold plate, rubies 0.14ct, antique Victorian christening gown, bloomers from artist’s Little Red Riding Hood doll, spun polyester, linen, pearls, Raven, black spinel 8.80ct, black rose cut diamonds 5.5ct, amethyst, glass, wood   dimensions variable

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    05.11.15 Julia deVille in Gold Coast Art Prize

    Contemporary artist Julia deVille is a finalist in this year’s Gold Coast Art Prize for her work Your funeral, my trial 2015.

    Held at the Gold Coast City Gallery, the exhibition of finalists’ work will be on display from 5 December 2015 – 31 January 2016.

    An overall winner will be announced at the exhibition opening event on 5 December 2015 by Guest Judge Nick Mitzevich, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

    For further information, please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Your funeral, my trial   2015   sparrow, black diamonds 0.63ct, antique glue chipped glass jewel box, glass case   16.0 x 19.0 x 30.0 cm

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    09.10.15 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2015

    Julia deVille is a finalist in the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for her work Caesar 2015. The judging panel for the 15th annual Prize was comprised of Dr Michael Brand, Director of The Art Gallery of NSW, Penelope Seidler, CEO of Harry Seidler Associates and Curatorial Advisor Barbara Flynn.

    An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be on from 10 – 25 October at the Woollahra Council Chambers in Double Bay.

    For more information on the prize, please click here 

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Ceasar   2015   stillborn kitten, antique sterling silver and ivory chariot, rose cut black diamonds 0.80ct, uncut diamonds, glass case   23 x 21 x 56 cm

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    15.08.15 Storm in a Teacup Exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

    Artists Danie Mellor and Julia deVille have been included in Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s Storm in a Teacup exhibition.

    The exhibition explores Australia’s tea drinking history and the varied role that tea has played in Australian culture from colonial times to today.

    The exhibition runs until 27 September 2015.

    For more information on this exhibition please click here.

    Image credit: Julia deVille   Galloanserae Tea   2013   chick, onyx, antique Royal Doulton teacup   9.5 x 14.0 x 14.0 cm

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    06.08.15 Julia deVille in Victorian Craft Award

    Contemporary artist Julia deVille has two works in the 2015 Victorian Craft Award.

    Taxidermy sculpture Pegasus sees deVille present the head of a clydesdale adorned with silver, gold, rubies and ostrich feathers.

    For more information on this work please click here.

    Her jewellery piece, 20,000 Leagues Ring, consisting of 18ct white gold, parti sapphires and rose cut diamonds was inspired by and references Jules Vern’s classic novel ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’.

    For more information on this work please click here.

    Both works are currently on display at Craft, in Flinders Lane, Melbourne until 15 August.

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    01.08.15 Julia deVille Jewellery in AFR Magazine

    JMG artist Julia deVille’s latest jewellery range has been featured in an article about jewellers in this month’s issue of the Australian Financial Review Magazine.

    Please click here to read the article. 

    Julia deVille’s jewellery range is currently available to view at the gallery.

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    28.07.15 Julia deVille and Leslie Rice on Cultural Flanerie Blog

    Brisbane arts blog Cultural Flanerie reviewed Julia deVille and Leslie Rice’s 2015 exhibitions Lullaby and No oil painting.

    Writer Carrie McCarthy discusses death and how this can inform the viewing of contemporary artworks such as that of deVille and Rice.

    Be sure to visit the gallery before the exhibitions close this Saturday 1 August. Gallery open 10am – 5pm.

    To read the article please click here

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    11.07.14 Heidi Yardley paints Julia

    Heidi Yardley   Julia deVille   2014   oil on linen   97.0 x 71.0 cm

    Heidi Yardley has painted a portrait of Julie deVille for the 2014 Archibald Prize, of which she is a finalist. Heidi says:

    Julia deVille is a highly skilled jeweller, taxidermist and artist. She creates a sense of wonder and otherworldliness in her sculptures and installations, which have captivated a wide audience over recent years.

    ‘For this portrait I wanted to strip back the associated elaborate layers of her work to focus on her as a person with very little adornment apart from her iconic pavé raven skull necklace,’ says Heidi Yardley.

    ‘I see her as a woman with a real inner strength and determination, an artist who has worked with her hands for many years and countless hours to create intricate hand-made jewellery and taxidermy sculpture. Julia also has a passion for animal rights and I believe that her work can be described as a true labour of love. I have painted her standing in front of the black velvet curtain that was installed as the entrance to her installation titled Degustation for the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne now exhibition. This backdrop is very subtle in the painting but the deep blackness references her fascination with the Victorian era, and acts as a divider between her and her work hidden behind it.’

    Born in 1975, Yardley is a Melbourne-based artist working predominantly in the fields of painting and drawing. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and this is her second time in the Archibald Prize. Yardley is also a finalist in this year’s Sulman Prize.

    Read more about the 2014 Archibald Prize here.

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    13.06.14 Winner - 2014 Scope Award

    Congratulations to JMG artist Julia deVille who has been awarded the 2014 Scope Art Award for her pictured work Albumen. It was awarded to Julia under the ‘concerning environment’ category.

    More information on the prize here.

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    20.04.13 Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award

    Kitten Drawn Hearse, 2010, 83.0 x 30.0 x 15.0 cm, kitten, black garnet beads, sterling silver, marcasite, black diamonds, pear shaped sapphire, egret feathers, wood, glass.

    Congratulations to deVille for winning the New Zealand based Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award with her work Kitten drawn hearse, 2011. The prize consists of a three month residency at the Vermont Studio Centre in the United States.
    Please read more here.

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