Julia Silvester

Education

1999-00 B Arts (Hons 1st), School of Art and Culture, RMIT University
1996-8 B Arts (Fine Art), RMIT University
1995B Arts (Visual Art), Edith Cowan University Perth.
1993-4 Pre-foundation and Bridging Foundation, Art and Design, The City Lit. London
1993Printmaking, The City Lit. London
1982-4 Dip. Arch. Drafting. Perth W.A.

Selected Exhibitions

2010 STICK IT ! Collage in Australian Art - National Gallery of Victoria
2008 Pressing Matters - Contemporary Printmaking Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Printmaking 2008 Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne
2007Inaugural Group show, Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne.
2007Linden postcard show 2007, Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.
2006Proof: Contemporary Australian Printmaking, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne.
200631st Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, W.A
2006Beasties, Port Jackson Press, Print Room, Melbourne.
2006Lexicon, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne.
2006Linden postcard show 2006, Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.
2005EX LIBRIS, Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne.
2005From a private collection, curated by Ruth Johnstone,The Dollfs House, a miniature Gallery, Melbourne.
2005Bookscapes, exploring contemporary Australian artistfs books, Portjackson Press, Melbourne.
2005still, Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Melbourne.
200429th Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, W.A.
2004Gardens of Desire, Red Gallery, Melbourne.
2004Lindenfs 13th POSTCARD SHOW 2004, Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.
200328th Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, W.A.
2003National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington.
2003City of Fremantle Art Collection, Moores Building Contemporary Art Space, Fremantle.
2003Lindenfs 12th POSTCARD SHOW 2003, Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.
200227th Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
2002Text &, Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne.
2002Sangmyung Faculty Exchange Exhibition, Sangmyung University, Korea.
2002Lindenfs 11th annual POSTCARD SHOW 2002,Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda.
2001collection, Platform 2, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne.
200126th Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
2001Recent Acquisitions, Geelong Gallery, Geelong.
2001Lindenfs 10th annual POSTCARD SHOW 2001,Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda.
2000Under the Blankets, Pre View Gallery, Melbourne, RMIT Printmaking Graduate Show
2000Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania
200025th Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
1999Between, Talk Artist Initiative, Melbourne.
1999Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania
1999RMIT Fine Art, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan.
1999artzine, Gallery 437, Melbourne
1999Illawarra Acquisitive Print Award, The Illawarra Grammar Centre, Wollongong. N.S.W.
1999Prelude, Swanston Space, Union Arts, and RMIT.
1999Geelong Acquisitive Print Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong.
1999Linden Post Card Show, Linden ? St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda.
1998Formerly Known as Prints, Gallery 101 annex, RMIT Printmaking dept. Graduating students.
1998The ones that got away, First Site Gallery, Union Arts,Best of RMIT TAFE and Uni. Graduating students.
1998 23rd Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
1998Proof, Metropolitan Gallery and Cafe, Melbourne.
1997Printmaking, RMIT Faculty Gallery, RMIT Uni.
1996Paper Eaters, Metropolitan Gallery and Cafe, Melbourne.
1995Between the bush and the wheat place, Deans Gallery, Edith Cowan Uni. Perth.

Publications

2006West Australian, Weekendextra, Prints find earthy element, Shell Fremantle Print Award, Ric Spencer, 30th Sept. 2006.
2006IMPRINT, Tall tales and antipodean adventures: narratives in contemporary Australian printmaking. Jazmina Cininas, Winter 2006, Vol. 41, No. 2.
2004IMPRINT, Julia Silvester: Gardens of Desire, Carl Williams, Summer 2004, Vol. 30, No. 4.
2004Herald Sun, Golden Oldies, Jeff Makin,10th May, 2004
2004Artlink, Contemporary Art Quarterly, Reviews, 28th Annual Shell Fremantle Art Award, Poala Anselmi, Vol 23, No. 4, pp94-5
2003West Australian, Weekendextra, Gibbons unfurls fresh Aussie pride, Shell Fremantle Print Award, Simon Blond, 27th Sept. 2003.
2003The Australian, Unfolding a winner, Shell Fremantle Print Award, Ted Snell, 15th Sept. 2003.
2002HOUSES The Residential Architectural Magazine, Issue 29, Urban Resurrection, K. Thompson, pp 50-55
1999Craft arts International No. 46, Alien, adjunct or angel? Computers in art education, Dr Sophia Errey, pp62-69.

Awards

1999Illawarra Acquisitive Print Award, Commended.
1999 Geelong Acquisitive Print Prize. Acquired.
1998National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award, Short listed.
1998 23 rd Shell Fremantle Print Award, Highly commended

Professional experience

2001- Sessional lecturer, RMIT University
Workshops @ University of Melbourne, Australian Print Workshop, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Tafe (Boxhill)
Private commissioning of artists books

Collections

National Gallery of Victoria.
Malthouse Theatre Collection.
Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong.
City of Fremantle, Fremantle.
RMIT. Union Arts Collection. RMIT University.