Ms Julie Rrap

PhD (Monash)
Lecturer, Photomedia

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1032
Fax +61 2 9351 1199

Biographical details

Julie Rrap has been a major figure in Australian contemporary art for over 25 years. Since the mid-1970s, she has worked with photography, painting, sculpture, performance and video in an ongoing project concerned with representations of the body.

Her work has been selected for numerous international and national exhibitions, including the 1986, 1987, 1992 and 2008 Sydney Biennales, and more recently the 2007 Auckland Triennale, the 2009 Clemenger Contemporary Art Prize, NGV, Melbourne and in 2010, the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea.

She has won the Hermann's Art Award for her photograph 'Overstepping' in 2001, the Redlands Art prize for a combined sculpture and photographic work in 2008 and the University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize for her video work, '360 Degree Self-Portrait', in 2009.

In 2007, a publication and 25-year survey exhibition, 'Body Double', was curated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney by Victoria Lynn.

Rrap's works are held in every major public collection in Australia as well as in many corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas. She currently exhibits with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne.

Research interests

A central focus in Rrap's research has been the human body and its representations, with a particular emphasis on the female body within western art history. Over a 30-year period this interest has been explored through a variety of media that challenge the conventions of content and of form. Photography has been a particular focus because as a medium it bridges fine art and popular imagery, allowing the artwork to dialogue with broader concerns about the body. The use of digital techniques has allowed the exploration of the surrealism of the image in a world gone surreal with medical interventions into the body.

Rrap has utilised numerous media, including sculpture, painting, drawing and video, often combined as installations. A pivotal work, Body Double (2007), combined silicon body casts, projected video, sound and interactive elements and created an immersive environment for the viewer. The audience has always played a central role in Rrap's investigations of the body, allowing "their" bodies to become entangled in these representational questionings.

Teaching and supervision

Jessica Sanders, MFA

Gerdina Van Der Aa, MFA

Associations

Artspace

Museum of Contemporary Art

Sydney Biennale

Awards and honours

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize Professional Memberships, 2009

Redlands Art Prize, Mosman Gallery, 2008

Project Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 2007

Fellowship Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 2002

Hermans Art Award, 2001

Project Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 1999

Cite des Arts, Paris and AGNSW Studio, 1997

Multi-Year Fellowship, Australia Council for the Arts, 1995

Fellowship Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 1989

Cité des Arts, Paris and Power Institute, University of Sydney, 1986

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications & creative works

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Original Creative Work

  • Rrap, J. (2013). Self-portrait, 2013. In: Olive Cotton Award. Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2012). 1. Stepping Out. In: Loaded. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2012). Loaded: White # 1-6; Loaded: Black #1-6; Loaded: Green #1-6; Loaded: Yellow #1-6; Loaded: Red #1-6; Loaded: Blue #1-6. In: Loaded. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2012). Walking on Water. In: 61st Blake Prize. S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2011). Escape Artist: Castaway. In: Off Balance. Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2010). 1. Outerspace No.1 2. Outerspace No.2 3. Outerspace No.3 4. Outerspace No.4 5. Outerspace No.5 6. Outerspace No.6 7. Outerspace No.7 8. Outerspace No.8 9. Outerspace No.9 10 .Outerspace No.10 11. Outerspace No.11 12. Outerspace No.12. In: OuterSpace. Arc one, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2010). OuterSpace (Installation). In: The Trickster. Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South).
  • Rrap, J. (2009). 1. Stasis Symbol; 'Hymanation'. In: The Woollahra Small Sculpture prize 2009. Woollahra Council. Woollahra Council Chambers, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). 360 degree self portrait. In: The University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2009. The University of Queensland. UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). [HISTORY fALLOUT] 1. bODY rUB 1-6 + mIND OVER mATTER. In: Paperartozi09. Perth International Arts Festival and City of Albany. Paperartzi 09 art trail through Albany’s CBD, Albany, Perth, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). Escape Artist: 1-8. Castaway #1-8 9. Suspension (shoes) 10. Ink raft 11. Clear Ice Shoes 12. Black Ink Shoes 13. Raft 14. Castaway. In: Escape Artist: Castaway. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). Escape Artist: Castaway 1-8. In: Group show. Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne. Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). Escape Artist: The Castaway 3. In: Clemenger Contemporary Art Award. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2008). 1. Bust(ed). In: Revolutions - Forms That Turn, Biennale of Sydney. Biennale of Sydney, Sydney. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2008). 1. Milk Down 1. In: Science as Art. Garvan Institute, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2007). Body Double. In: Turbulence : the 3rd Auckland Triennial. the 3rd Auckland Triennial. AUT University, School of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Rrap, J. (2006). 1. Hard Core / Soft Core 2. Body Rub 1-6 3. Eraser Head 1-6 4. Unplugged 1-5 5. Mind Over Matter 6. Stain. In: Fall out. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2004). 1. Boat Tail 2. Flyer 3. Breech face 4. Cheekpiece 5. Drag 6. Fish-tailing 7. Ghost Ring 8. Hangfire 9. Hooded sight 10. Pump 11. Split body 12. Windage 13. Yaw. In: Soft Targets. ARC ONE. ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Recorded / Rendered

  • Rrap, J. (2010). Annie Leibovitz. On , Afghanistan.

Curated / Produced Exhibition / Event

  • Rrap, J. (2013). Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2013. Sydney, Australia: National Art School Gallery.

2013

  • Rrap, J. (2013). Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2013. Sydney, Australia: National Art School Gallery.
  • Rrap, J. (2013). Self-portrait, 2013. In: Olive Cotton Award. Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia.

2012

  • Rrap, J. (2012). 1. Stepping Out. In: Loaded. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2012). Loaded: White # 1-6; Loaded: Black #1-6; Loaded: Green #1-6; Loaded: Yellow #1-6; Loaded: Red #1-6; Loaded: Blue #1-6. In: Loaded. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2012). Walking on Water. In: 61st Blake Prize. S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2011

  • Rrap, J. (2011). Escape Artist: Castaway. In: Off Balance. Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, Australia.

2010

  • Rrap, J. (2010). 1. Outerspace No.1 2. Outerspace No.2 3. Outerspace No.3 4. Outerspace No.4 5. Outerspace No.5 6. Outerspace No.6 7. Outerspace No.7 8. Outerspace No.8 9. Outerspace No.9 10 .Outerspace No.10 11. Outerspace No.11 12. Outerspace No.12. In: OuterSpace. Arc one, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2010). Annie Leibovitz. On , Afghanistan.
  • Rrap, J. (2010). OuterSpace (Installation). In: The Trickster. Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South).

2009

  • Rrap, J. (2009). 1. Stasis Symbol; 'Hymanation'. In: The Woollahra Small Sculpture prize 2009. Woollahra Council. Woollahra Council Chambers, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). 360 degree self portrait. In: The University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2009. The University of Queensland. UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). [HISTORY fALLOUT] 1. bODY rUB 1-6 + mIND OVER mATTER. In: Paperartozi09. Perth International Arts Festival and City of Albany. Paperartzi 09 art trail through Albany’s CBD, Albany, Perth, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). Escape Artist: 1-8. Castaway #1-8 9. Suspension (shoes) 10. Ink raft 11. Clear Ice Shoes 12. Black Ink Shoes 13. Raft 14. Castaway. In: Escape Artist: Castaway. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). Escape Artist: Castaway 1-8. In: Group show. Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne. Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2009). Escape Artist: The Castaway 3. In: Clemenger Contemporary Art Award. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australia.

2008

  • Rrap, J. (2008). 1. Bust(ed). In: Revolutions - Forms That Turn, Biennale of Sydney. Biennale of Sydney, Sydney. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rrap, J. (2008). 1. Milk Down 1. In: Science as Art. Garvan Institute, Sydney, Australia.

2007

  • Rrap, J. (2007). Body Double. In: Turbulence : the 3rd Auckland Triennial. the 3rd Auckland Triennial. AUT University, School of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand.

2006

  • Rrap, J. (2006). 1. Hard Core / Soft Core 2. Body Rub 1-6 3. Eraser Head 1-6 4. Unplugged 1-5 5. Mind Over Matter 6. Stain. In: Fall out. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, Australia.

2004

  • Rrap, J. (2004). 1. Boat Tail 2. Flyer 3. Breech face 4. Cheekpiece 5. Drag 6. Fish-tailing 7. Ghost Ring 8. Hangfire 9. Hooded sight 10. Pump 11. Split body 12. Windage 13. Yaw. In: Soft Targets. ARC ONE. ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

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