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JULIE McKENZIE

                   Australian Landscape Painter

45+ YEARS OF ART MAKING
 
 

ABOUT

    Julie McKenzie  : Australian Landscape Painter


I have spent most of the last 45 years making things like paintings, gardens, houses, jokes, music and babies. Now I concentrate on paintings and gardens.
I am a firm believer in supporting and participating in arts at a local community level.

Projects, Exhibitions and Residencies
2021 - COVID.
   Joint exhibition “Hopeful Disruptions” with Tracy Pateman, Rochelle Summerfield, Debbie Taylor, Will and Malcolm King @ Cowper Gallery
   Kingstudio Gallery Maclean closed on the 11th July 2021
2020 - Exhibiting at Coldstream gallery Ulmarra, Yamba Art Space and Kingstudio
   Joint exhibition with Patricia Jenkins at Cowper Gallery
   Launched the Macleles CD “Strum the Frock” @ Kingstudio. I am a founding member of this 5 piece all women band.
  Urunga - small sculpture prize and Down to Earth - August group exhibition
2019 - “HEADwaters” a collaborative exhibition with 7 artists @ Grafton Regional gallery
   Plunge - hosted All About Print Prize @ Kingstudio
   Urunga Art Space - Warmth, group exhibition
   Exhibiting in Coldstream Gallery, Cowper Gallery Groups exhibition, Yamba Art Space
   Urunga Small Sculpture Prize
2018 - Winner - Bentley Art Prize - Richmond Dairies Australian Landscape Acquisition Painting Prize
   2nd prize, LCACA, Phyllis Austen members prize
   Grafton Regional Gallery Birthday Exhibition - regional artists
   Lower Clarence Arts Festival 2nd prize in Open section, 1st prize in members section
   Urunga Art Space - group exhibition Barlaaganya Shine
   Grafton Open Art Exhibition 2nd prize Acrylics
   Kingstudio, Maclean - exhibiting artist and coordinator/ curator.
2017 - LCACA - Phyllis Austin Award
   Clarence River Women of Arts exhibition Old Kirk @ Yamba museum.
   July - guest artist Iluka Emporium
   Grafton Open Art Exhibition - “Lewis Ellem” Most Outstanding Art Award
   Grafton Open Art Exhibition - 1st place (section 1- Acrylic)    
   Down River an exhibition of prints and painting with Malcolm King  at the Old Kirk in Yamba Museum
   Double Vision, Cowper Art gallery & Studio. A joint exhibition with Pat Jenkins
   Commission from Grafton Regional Gallery - Highway billboard
2016 - Chalk & Cheese, Cowper Art gallery & Studio. A joint exhibition with Pat Jenkins
   Lower Clarence Aquisition Show : Grafton Regional Gallery
  LCACA Jubilee: Landscapes of the Lower Clarence, Grafton Regional Gallery
   “This is She” - group exhibition in conjunction with GRG & Arts Northern Rivers, Pop Up Yamba.
   Kingstudio Gallery, Maclean - exhibiting artist and coordinator/ curator.
   Highly commended LCACA open art prize
   Winner Peoples Choice & Highly commended - Onomatopoeia group exhibition Yamba
   Guest artist Iluka Emporium.
2015 - Grafton Regional Gallery Aquisition prize, Grafton Open Art Prize
   Kingstudio, Maclean - exhibiting artist and coordinator/ curator.  
   Winner - sculpture section LCACA Open Art Prize, Gulmarrad.
   Solo painting exhibition @ Irons & Craig Yamba
2013 - 2014 Kingstudio, Maclean - exhibiting artist and coordinator/ curator.
   Group exhibitions : H2o Grafton regional gallery,
   Grafton Gate to Plate exhibition and the Bently Art Prize.     
   LCACA Ferry Park, Maclean. Gulmurrad Open Art Prize.
   LCACA members show Grafton Regional Gallery.
   Winner abstract section Grafton Open Art Exhibition, Grafton.
   Winner Coombadjah Landscape Scholarship, Grafton Open Art Prize.
2012 - Relocated Kingstudio to Maclean, northern rivers NSW
   Summer & winter group exhibitions, Little Archies, Lady Denman, Huskisson
   SOAP and eight Shades of Red @ Alley Gallery, Ulladulla.
   2011 - Residency @ Basil Hall’s print workshop Skopelos, Greece.
   Skopelos Foundation collection, Skoplelos Greece.
   group exhibitions: Black & White @ Alley Gallery in Ulladulla.
   True Bloomers @ Alley Gallery & Nowra Campus Wollongong Uni.
   ‘Wandering’ - Artists Deli, Bowral.
   Also exhibiting @ the Gallery in Kangaroo Valley & the Butter Factory in Pyree.
   Reopened Kingstudio at No. 3 Courtyard Studios, Milton November     
   Winner Ulladulla Framers painting prize Artfest, Milton.
2010 - 2011 Callala Bay studio - establishing a new studio and works
2008 - Life’s a Garden - solo show - Shoalhaven Regional Arts Centre    
   Guest artist - St Gregory’s College Campbelltown
2006 - 2010 - Group and individual shows  @ Kingstudio Gallery and Escape Artfest Milton
2007 - 2008 Group exhibitions : See Change Festival Jervis Bay, Meroogal and Little Archies
2005 - Opened Kingstudio Gallery on 2nd July & hosted Escape Artfest, the local southern Shoalhaven Art Festival and     

   ‘Sculpture in the Forest’ - opening our 5 acre sculpture garden to the public.
2005 to now - Kingstudio Gallery,Milton/ Maclean - exhibiting artist and coordinator/ curator.
2002 - Studio development, concentrating on painting. Exhibiting work at the Village Green in Milton with sales locally and overseas    including Sydney, Melbourne, Canada, Japan, London, US, India, Switzerland.
2000 - 2008 Screen printing with Malcolm King - Publishing print portfolios with a number of leading Australian artists, including

David  Boyd, Wendy Sharpe and Adam Cullen.
1999 - 2002 Ulladulla Youth Outreach Worker. Project work included coordination of theproduction of two CD’s with young people from across the Shoalhaven. Coordination of a large mosaic floor based on reconciliation with input from 50 young people at the Ulladulla Youth Centre.     
   Coordination of Ulladulla Youth Theatre and ‘Circus What The..!?’. initiating Circus as Sport in local Shoalhaven high schools.
   Painting.
1997 - Relocated Mountain King Designs (now Kingstudio) to Milton, south coast NSW
1995 - 1997 Coordinator of Upper Mountains Youth : Projects included grafitti art, mask making, traditional indigenous art for young people from aboriginal backgrounds, music festivals, circus skills etc
1994 - Designed and screen printed a series of sexual health and AIDS awareness posters and an aged care brochure aimed at migrants for, and funded by, Nepean Area Health.
   Painting.
1993 - 1999 established Mountain King Designs with Malcolm King as a screen printing and graphic arts business in the Blue Mountains. Studio development .
1992 - Perth, community art collaboration with Malcolm King on youth murals funded through Wannaroo Council.
1989 - Studio development, including screen printing, painting, sewing, craft, designing knitwear.
1988 - Various Community Art Commissions in the Blue Mountains
1987 - Blew Burd Studio, Renaissance Centre, Katoomba. An artist run collective, workshop and retail outlet.  
1986 - Various community arts projects ie murals in the Blue Mountains collaborating with Malcolm King.
1985 - International Year of Youth collaboration with Malcolm King - murals for Maclean High School, north coast NSW, including work with indigenous students.
1982 - Painting in the studio and designing knitwear.
          First solo show “Not Just Another Kangaroo” in Leura NSW.     
Education
1973 - NSW - HSC Nepean High, Emu Plains, NSW.
1975 - Art Certificate Penrith TAFE,
1979 - Art studies - East Sydney Tech.
1981 - drama studies Q Theatre Penrith

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 Julie McKenzie : Australian Landscape Painter

0415 836 194

538 Blackwood road, Newbury Victoria 3458

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