Julia Ciccarone was born in Melbourne in 1967. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of Arts in 1988. Julia lived and worked in Italy as the recipient of the Verdaccio Studio awarded by the Visual Arts and Craft Board of the Australia Council. She also held residency at Arts Victoria in the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies. Since 1998, Julia has lectured in painting and drawing at the Western Institute of Technology and Monash University.

Julia has completed a number of commissioned portraits in recent years and she was awarded the Melbourne Savage Club 2007 Invitation Art Prize for Painting. In an exploration of her work through new media she co-wrote and produced a short film 67 directed by Kasimir Burgess, which was selected for the 2007 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Julia currently lives and works in Melbourne.



Solo Exhibitions

- Nostalgia, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

- When you Write on Water, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

- Memories of Things that Never Happened, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

- La Vita e un Sogno, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

- Comfortably Numb, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
- Remembering the Future, BMG Art Gallery, Adelaide

- Selected Works, BMG Art Gallery, Adelaide

- Fictitious Voyages, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

- Viva Gli Sposi, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne



Selected Group Exhibitions

- Archibald Prize 2013, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Blue Chip XIV: The Collectors' Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
- Body of Knowledge, The University of Melbourne, The Art of Teaching: Clinical Schools, Curated by Dr. Jacqueline Healy, The Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne
- Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
- Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australia Museum, Adelaide and National Archives, Canberra
- Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
- Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

- Where there is water... Curated by Meryl Ryan. 9th Dec 2011 - 5th Feb 2012. Lake Maquarie City Art Gallery

- The Shilo Project, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

- Melbourne Savage Club 2007 Invitation Art Prize for Painting Exhibition, Victoria

- Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

- The Plot Thickens: Narratives in Australia Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and touring
The Sir John Sulman Art Prize Finalist

- Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney 
- Mystic Medusa on Art, Newcontemporaries, QVB
- Heat, Noosa Regional Gallery

- Stitches Fare Il Punto, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
- Geelong Art Prize, Geelong Regional Gallery, Victoria

- Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and touring

- We are Australian, Victorian Arts Centre and touring internationally

- In absentia: Julia Ciccarone and Anne Wallace, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
- Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Mornington
- Flesh, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland
- Still Life and Landscape: Gabrielle Brauer and Julia Ciccarone, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
- 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
- Mornington Peninsula National Drawing Prize, Morninqton Peninsula Gallery, Mornington
- Site and Sensibility, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
- Food Ex, 21st National Food and Beverage Exhibition, Nippon Convention Centre, Tokyo 
Australia Felix, Benalla Easter Arts Festival, Victoria
Mulch and Metaphors: The Garden in Contemporary Art, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Morninqton

Colonial Post-Colonial, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Geelong Art Prize, Geelong Regional Gallery, Victoria
Food in Art, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Mornington
Works on paper, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

Lo Spazio (The Space), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and touring
Our Parents' Children, National Gallery of Victoria
Focus: 17 Australian Women, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide

Interiors, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

- Moet and Chandon Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and touring
- Contemporary Landscapes, Deakin University Gallery, Geelong
- Landscapes, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
- Group Exhibition, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Moet and Chandon Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and touring
Change, Judith Pugh Gallery, Melbourne
Now look this is serious, Judith Pugh Gallery, Melbourne
Witness, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

Gold Coast City Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Queensland
Heidelberg and Heritage, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne
BP Australia Acquisitive Prize, Melbourne

Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
9x5 The Wilderness Society Exhibition, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne



- Monash University, Melbourne
- Artbank, Sydney
- BHP, Melbourne
- Coopers and Ly brand, Melbourne
- Edith Cowan University Latrobe University, Melbourne
- Melbourne University, Melbourne
- Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
- Monash University, Melbourne
- Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
- National Film and Sound Archive
- Parliament House, Canberra
- The Melbourne Savage Club, Victoria
- Wesfarmers Pty Ltd, Perth
- Private Colle  ctions, Australia





- Portrait of Professor Steve Wesselingh
- St Vincent's Commission to celebrate their centenary
- Portrait of Professor John Poynter, Trinity College, The University of Melbourne




Books / Catalogues

R. Ian Lloyd and John McDonald, Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity, R Ian Lloyd Productions, Sydney, 2007 
Pip Stokes, The Prophetic Imagination

Rex Butler (ed), Radical Revisionism, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2005

Luke Morgan, Time, Space and the Commonplace, catalogue essay, The Plot Thickens: Narratives in Australia Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2004

Cassandra Laing, Dreaming forward, La Vita e' un Sogno, Exhibition Catalogue, Niagara Publishing, Melbourne 2002

Laura Murray-Cree and Neville Drury, Australian Painting Now, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2000

Katarina Paseta, Carnavalesque, catalogue essay, In absentia: Julia Ciccarone and Anne Wallace, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 1998

George Seddon, Landprints: Reflections on Place and Landscape, Cambridge University Press, 1997 
Nevill Drury, Images 3 Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, 1997

Juliana Engberg, The Colonial Corridor, catalogue essay, Colonial Post Colonial, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, June 1996
Robert Lindsay, Fictitious Voyages, Catalogue Essay, Robert Lindsay Gallery, 1996 
Neville Drury, Art Now Book 2, McGraw-Hill Australia, Sydney 1996

Robin Buckner, Art and Design Book One, McGraw-Hill, Sydney, 1995

Rachel Kent, Julia Ciccarone-Viva gli Sposi, Catalogue Essay, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, 1994 
Suffrage, Focus: 17 Australian Women Focus on the Progress of Women in Society over the Past 100 Years, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, 1994

Alison Carrol, The Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition, Moet and Chandon Australian Art Foundation, Sydney, 1991 
Stuart Koop and May Lam, Contemporary Landscapes, Deakin University, Geelong, 1991 
Kevin Murray, Witness: An Exhibition of Seven Contemporary Painters, Exhibition Catalogue, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

Frances Lindsay, The Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition, Moet and Chandon Australian Art Foundation, Sydney, 1990



Articles / Reviews

Robert Nelson, An exercise in incongruity, and an allegorical killing, The Age, 7 November 2007 
Critic's choice, Herald Sun, 5 November 2007 
Julia Ciccarone, The Age Melbourne Magazine, November 2007

Rex Butler, On radical revisionism, Artlink, Vol.26 No.1, pp 46-50, 2006

Harbant Gill, Images come flooding in, Herald Sun, 14 December 2005 
Art around the galleries, A2 The Age, 10 December 2005 
Robert Nelson, Ciccarone has the most beastly fun, The Age, 7 December 2005

Peter Hill, Magical mystic tour, Sydney Morning Herald, 31 May 2003 
The big picture, New Look, Issue 3, 2003

Susan McCulioch-Uehlin, Previews: Julia Ciccarone, Australian Art Collector, July 2002 
Jeff Makin, Off the wall, but it smells like keen spirit, Herald Sun, 19 August 2002 
Robert Nelson, Great Myths, great energy a vital mix, The Age, 10 August 2002 
Polished, unsettling art, The Age, 7 August, 2002 
Cassandra Laing, Uncertain terrain, Artlink, Vol 22 No 4, 2002

Robert Nelson, ...reassuring, The Age, 24 May 2000 
Adam Dutkiewicz, Compelling Narratives, The Advertiser, 16 March 2000

Rebecca Lancashire, Journey to the sublime, The Age, 26 May 1998 
Jenny Zimmer, Driven to abstraction, Herald Sun, May 1998 
Anne O'Hehir, Review, Musee Canberra 's Art Monthly, September 1998 
Sonia Barron, Individual paths lead to a sense of anxiety, The Canberra Times, August 1998 
Helen Musa, Pictures people can understand, The Canberra Times, July 1998

Robert Rooney, review, The Australian, 17 May 1996 
Susan McCulloch, The Australian Weekend Magazine, 8 June 1996 
Robert Nelson, Habits of the cinema, The Age 8 May 1996 
Lara Smith, The Faddish World of the Post Colonial Exhibition Space, The Big Issue, No.2 p.44 July 1996 
Peter Hill, The Next Wave, nightclubs, and surrounding islands, Art Monthly, pp 12-14, July 1996 
Brian Castro, Nature Morte: Pictures at an exhibition, Art Monthly, pp 4-6, August 1996 
Susan McCulloch, Julia Ciccarone at Robert Lindsay Gallery, Asian Art News, July 1996

Bob Hart, Telling tales, The Herald Sun, Melbourne, 29 January 1995 
David Broomfield, Varied Perspectives on Italian Experience, Art Through Australian Eyes, Vol 2., 1995 
Judith McGrath, The space may be empty but at PICA but the earth is full at the Kalla Yddeip Art Centre, The Western Review, September 1995

Adam Dutkiewicz, The Art of Suffrage, The Adelaide Advertiser, October 1994 
Anna Epstein, The Changing Face of Australian women, Artlink, Vol.14 No.1, 1994 
Nicholas Zurbrugg , Fatal Attraction: Women and Technology, Artlink, Vol.14 No.1, 1994 
Pamela Zeplin, Focusing Somewhere. Between the Home and the House: Women, Art 8a 
Robert Rooney, Warmth in the mountains frieze, The Weekend Australian, 17 December 1994 
- Robert Nelson, Nuptial scenes from one of the city's most promising painters, The Age 7 December 1994

- David Goodman, Contemporary Landscapes, Agenda, April 1992 
- Jenny Zimmer, Arts; Vintage Vine Art, Sunday Review

- Marie Geissler, Collectible Art of Moet et Chandon, Australian Business, 10 April 1991 
- Sasha Grishin, Witness to a group of works by young, vigorous painters, The Canberra Times, 18 November 1990




Film 'Lily'

In collaboration with Kasimir Burgess

- Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival {Italy}
- Acquired by ABC TV 2011
- Collected by Australian National Film Archives 2011
- Distributed by Premium Films {France}
- Official Selection 27th Short Film Festival, Hamburg 2011
Winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film in the Generation KPLUS category Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2011
- Berlin International Film - Festival 2011 (61 Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Generation)
- Grand OFF World Independant Film Festival Nominated Best Direction {Poland} 2011
- 30th Uppsala International Film Festival Finalist Ingmar Bergman Award {Sweden}
- Tehran International Film Festival Special Jury Mention {Iran} 2011
- Moscow International Film Festival Opening Night Short Film {Moscow} 2011
- Hamburg International Short Film Festival Mo and Friese {Germany} 2011
- Sapporo Short Film Festival {Japan} 2011
- Discovery International Festival for Children and Young People {Scotland} 2011
- Cine' Magic International Film Festival {Ireland} 2011
- Le Festival Cine' Junior International Film Festival {France} 2011
- Palm Springs International Film Festival {USA} 2011
- Ankara 17th International Film Festival on Wheels {Israel} 2011
- International Art Festival for Children {Columbia} 2011
- Jerusalem International Children's Film Festival {Israel} 2011
- 29th International Young Audience Festival {Poland} 2011
- 19th OZU International Film Festival {Italy} 2011
- Official Selection St Kilda Film Festival 2011
- Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (Australia) 2011
- Won Gold at The Australian Cinematographers Society Awards 2010 
- Official Selection Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia) 2010


Film '67'
In collaboration with Kasimir Burgess

- Screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2007 
- Screened at the Artbank International Film Festival, Turkey 2007 
- Screened at the Niagara Galleries, Australia 2007
- Screened at the St Kilda Film Festival, Australia 2007
- Screened at the Dungog Film Festival, Australia 2007
- Screened at the Falls Film Festival, Australia 2007
- Screened at the Portable Film Festival, Australia 2008
- Screened at the Concorto International Film Festival, Italy 2008
- Screened at the Tehran International Film Festival, Iran 2008


Music Videos

- Missy Higgins 'Hello Hello', 2012, Art Director
- San Cisco ' Wild Things', 2012