Julie-anne has exhibited since 1989, including a solo exhibition at Australia House, London. Shortlisted for the Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place, The Glover Landscape Prize, The Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize and The Maritime Art Award.
Julie-anne Armstrong-Roper was born in Exeter, England and immigrated to Australia at the age of six, later to become an Australian citizen.She spent her formative years in Frankston (a suburb of Melbourne) later moving to Mt Eliza on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay.Although Julie-anne was rebellious at school she excelled at art and at an early age enrolled in Life Drawing classes at the local Grammar school, at the age of sixteen she returned to Europe for six months spending time on an art tour of Italy and France. She continued to develop her art mainly in the drawing discipline for many years until she enrolled in painting classes at Prahran College in the 1980s under the tutorage of Howard Arkley. This period caused a re-appraisal of her work and she moved though the genre of the surrealist movement and figurative painting. Her fathers death in 2000 was a cathartic experience that led her to find her own style.For the past six years, she has been exploring human emotions and spirituality though the use of landscape. Her works are not purely landscape in most cases they are abstractions where she has used the weather as a metaphor for the emotive changes we experience through our lives. Using the sky and all its moods, not only to communicate her own emotions, but also to invoke an emphatic response from the audience.
2017 Corangamarah Art Prize,Finalist Exhibition. Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery (RRRTAG).
2016 The Mission to Seafarers Art Awards,Finalist Exhibition. The Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne.
2015 The Mission to Seafarers Art Awards,Finalist Exhibition. The Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne.
2014 The Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place,Finalist Exhibition. Hahndorf, South Australia.
2013 The Mission to Seafarers Art Awards,Finalist Exhibition. The Mission to Seafarers.Melbourne.
2013 The Glover Prize,Finalist Exhibition. Evandale.Tasmania.
2012 The Glover Prize,Finalist Exhibition.Evandale.Tasmania.
2009 Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize,Finalist Exhibition. Tattersall’s Club.Brisbane.
2009 BSG General Art Prize,Finalist Exhibition. Brunswick Street Gallery.Fitzroy.
1997 Trade Union Annual Prize and Exhibition,Steps Gallery.Carlton.
1994 Footscray City Annual Art Acquisition Exhibition.
1993 Footscray City Annual Art Acquisition Exhibition.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Soliloquy-Australian Landscape, The Bowery & STACC St Albans
2016 Colloquium-Lake Merrimu. 69 Smith Street Gallery.Collingwood.Melbourne.
2015 Life is a Lonely Hunter. M16 Gallery.Canberra.ACT.
2012 Incandescent. 69 Smith Street Gallery. Collingwood. Melbourne.
2012 Soliloquy the Landscape. Hawthorn Studio & Gallery.Hawthorn. Melbourne.
2010 Soliloquy, Sanctuary and Silhouette. Meeniyan Gallery, Meeniyan, Victoria.
2010 Inaugural Exhibition. Hawthorn Studio & Gallery.Hawthorn. Melbourne.
2008 Against the Weather-Arid Land. 69 Smith Street Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne
2008 Ten Pound PackagesRegional Tour; Wyndham Cultural Centre; Werribee, Wellington Cultural Centre;Sale. Williamstown Town Hall; Williamstown.
2007 Against the Weather, fortyfivedownstairs, Flinders Lane Melbourne.
2005 Sea below Sky, Leongatha Art Gallery, Leongatha
2004 In all Kinds of Weather, fortyfivedownstairs,Flinders Lane,Melbourne.
2002 The River of Mist, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Arts Centre.Footscray.
2000 Ten Pound Packages, Australia House, London, U.K.
2000 Ten Pound Packages, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Maribyrnong.
1998 Prima Facie,C.U.B. Malthouse Gallery, Southbank, Melbourne.
1998 Coventry,Queen Victoria Womens’ Centre Gallery, Melbourne.
1996 On the Beach, Gary McEwan Gallery. St Kilda.
1994 Deakin University, Toorak campus.Malvern, Melbourne
1991 Deakin University, Toorak & Rusden campuses, Melbourne
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Art Aviso Pause Button, The Old Auction House Gallery. Kyneton
2019 Art Aviso 1.0, No Vacancy Gallery Melbourne
2017 Radiant Skies,Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Hawthorn. Melbourne.
2017 Movement, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford. Melbourne.
2016 Water Exhibition.Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford Melbourne.
2014 Habitat Exhibition. Beth Hulme Gallery and Studio, Fitzroy North, Melbourne.
2011 Fog Exhibition. 69 Smith Street Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne.
2011 Dialogue Exhibition. ESP Gallery, Marrickville, Sydney.
2010 Art in Public Places. City of Hobson’s Bay Williamstown. Melbourne.
2009 Time Flies Exhibition.69 Smith Street Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne.
2008 Art in Public Places. City of Hobson’s Bay Williamstown. Melbourne.
2008 Group Exhibition. 69 Smith Street Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne.
2007 City of Hobson’s Bay, Art in Public Places,Williamstown.
2005 Hobson’s Bay Art Exhibition, Town Hall, Williamstown.
2005 Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury, Melbourne.
2004 People and Place,GasworksGalleries, Albert Park.
2003 St Kilda Festival, Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda.
1999 Group Exhibition Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Art Centre.
1999 Short Black, Yarraville Festival, (curator & exhibitor), Melbourne.
1998 Massart Exhibition, Ryco Warehouse, Footscray.
1998 AIM Exhibition, Plough Hotel, Footscray.
1997 Williamstown Summer Festival Exhibition.
1997 Container Project, (co-ordinator and exhibitor) Maribyrnong Festival.
1997 Massart Exhibition, Ryco Warehouse, Footscray.
1997 Coode Contained Project, Ryco Warehouse, Footscray & The Commercial Hotel, Yarraville.Melbourne.
1996 Massart Exhibition, Ryco Warehouse, Footscray.
1996 Floating Mermaid Sculpture Maribyrnong River, M.A.P. Project, with Gary Donnelan.
1995 Metamorphose, National Theatre, St Kilda with Linda Cottrell, Church Gallery, Footscray.
1995 Conceptual Installation Sculpture, Footscray City Library courtyard, as part of M.A.P.
1995 Maribyrnong Arts Project Exhibition, Church Gallery, Footscray.
1994 Showtime Exhibition, St Kilda Festival, (curator & exhibitor).
1992/3 Kirkcaldy Davis Gallery, South Yarra, Melbourne
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