7 February – 4 March 2011
In this solo exhibition of paintings, Hobart-based artist Julia Castiglioni-Bradshaw explores the activity of painting through abstraction.
Julia completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours at the Australian National University, School of Art in 2007, receiving for that year the Peter Fay Honours scholarship in Visual Arts. During third year she undertook an exchange semester at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, 2006, with the assistance of an ANU exchange travel grant. Julia had her first solo exhibition New Paintings in Canberra at ANCA gallery, 2010, and has been in numerous group shows including: The Painting Depot at M16, Canberra, 2008 (received an ACT Open Access Grant for this exhibition), This Way Up, ANU School of Art, ANCA & M16, Canberra 2010.
During 2008-09 she undertook an eleven-month research and studio practice time in Spain.
Julia describes the process in which she works as being ‘attuned to the accidental and deliberate.’
“My work is about an investigation of painting and how art itself engages the artist and the viewer; making thoughts and feelings of the inner process visible to the senses expressed through colour and form.”
Untitled is on show at 146 ArtSpace, 146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 7 February – 4 March 2011.
Image: Untitled 2010 - Julia Castiglioni-Bradshaw
Photograph: Courtesy of the artist