Julian P Newman

Australian Artist

‘Cut across the barren burnt out farmland patches of man’s landscape assimilation are ever present. We are all immerse in our daily lives so from this perspective the assimilation is less noticeable however when observed from above it presents as formidable biotic patterning.’

Portfolio

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Burnt Field - Patterns of Biotic Assimilation #7

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Dispair - A Pattern of Biotic Assimilation #5

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Pattern of Biotic Assimilation #4

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Crop Burning #6

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Pattern of Biotic Assimilation #3

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Patterns of Biotic Assimilation #2

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Crop Burning #5

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"Not Ned Creek Side"

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Patterns of Biotic Assimilation

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Crop Burning "I can't believe it's not Canola"

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Not Remembering Ned

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Untitled

About Me

Who am I - Setting the scene

Julian has been practicing art since winning his first art award in 1988, purchasing his first set of ‘oils’ with the prize money. After completing his Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1995, he dabbled in children’s book illustration, then moved into graphic design, establishing his own design studio. He is now focused on his art practice and its integration with his passion for sustainability. Julian has exhibited in 40+ community and group shows and has sold over 40 works which are represented in various national and international private collections including the Latrobe University Alumni and private collections in France and the US.

Who am I - My Art

Julian’s art practice primarily revolves around the landscape – however he’d never class himself as a landscape artist. As former graphic designer, Julian integrated his digital design skills with his traditional painting background to produce a collection of digital paintings, adapting traditional painting techniques to a technological environment. Over the last 18 months Julian has been afforded the freedom to once again pick up the paints and produce acrylic works on paper and canvas.

In 2010 Julian studied and worked as a permaculture designer, this respect of the land and its systems is reflect in his artistic practice. His work focuses on distilling the landscape down to its essential elements, removing the clutter which distracts the core principle at play – in this case, land degradation and exploitation. ‘Cut across a barren burnt out landscape patches of man’s landscape assimilation are ever present. From the ground this is less noticeable however when observed from above it presents as formidable biotic patterning.’ Julian’s work is created through the integrated layering of colour and structural elements, much the same as our own physical landscape. Over time, as each layer becomes hidden, small elements of the landscape are revealed.

Resume

Recent Exhibitions

  • Jan 2016
    Tart Ari ‘Summer Fling’, group show at Dudley House Bendigo
  • Aug 2015
    Cartel paste up project – Chancery Lane Bendigo
  • Aug 2015
    Group show ‘Co.lab’ at Bendigo Library, Bendigo
  • Apr 2015
    Group show ‘Forget me Not’ at View|Point: Handmade Gallery
  • Apr 2015
    Bendigo Easter Art Exhibition
  • Sept 2014
    Group show ‘Small Works’ at View|Point: Handmade Gallery
  • Aug 2014
    Group show ‘Co.lab’ View|Point: Handmade Gallery, Bendigo
  • Jul 2014
    Mid year folio presentation exhibition (honours). La Trobe University studio exhibition space
  • Apr 2014
    Bendigo Easter Art Exhibition
  • Sept 2013
    Group show ‘Small Works’ at View|Point: Handmade Gallery
  • Aug 2013
    Group show ‘Co.lab’ View|Point: Handmade Gallery, Bendigo
  • Apr 2013
    Bendigo Easter Art Exhibition
  • Feb 2013
    Group show 'Forget Me Not' at View Point Gallery
  • Feb 2013
    Bendarts group exhibition titled 'Place' at Dudley House, View Street Bendigo
  • Feb 2013
    Selected for Arts in the Streets 2013 with 5 pieces on display at The Good Loaf, Bendigo
  • Dec 2012
    Group show 'Got Art' at View Point Gallery, Bendigo

Awards

  • 2011
    Received Highly Commended Award for “Rock Garden”, Grampians Easter Art Exhibition – Halls Gap
  • 2002
    Received the Frank Pinkerton Arts Award, University of Ballarat, SMB Campus
  • 2002
    Received the Award for Excellence for Studies, Graphic Design in 2001, University of Ballarat, SMB Campus
  • 2001
    Finalist in the Melbourne Fringe Festival Poster Design Competition
  • 2001
    Winner of the inaugural Brian McLennan Scholarship, University of Ballarat, SMB Campus
  • 1988
    Won Ballarat Rotary Club Special Arts Award

Related Education

  • 2000-2001

    Graphic Design

    Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts) - University of Ballarat, SMB Campus
  • 1992-1995

    Fine Art Degree

    Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting Major) - University of Ballarat

"The Earth is a living, breathing entity. Without ongoing care and nurturing, there will be consequences too big to ignore." - David Holmgren - Permaculture Co-originator

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Postal Address PO Box 758
Strathfieldsaye,
Victoria, Australia 3551
Phone Number (+61) 0439 744 890
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