Julie Dowling is active/lives in Australia. Julie Dowling is known for painting.
SELF PORTRAIT: BUDJARRI (PREGNANT)
Biography Julie Dowling
Consciousness of difference, of being Aboriginal, is fundamental to
Julie Dowling and the stories she re-tells through her paintings. The discovery came when the twin's young cousin Dawn, visiting
from Broome, was playing with the four year olds and turned to them and
asked "Didn't you know you were Aboriginal?" The realization of her or
his own uniqueness is a key point in any child's life, of course, but
this question marked not just that sense of individuality that comes to
all, but Julie's status as an indigenous person and a fundamental
difference from most other Australians.
Dowling's art is fundamentally an assertion of
locatedness, of being Aboriginal and Badimaya, of being within her
family, herJohn Barrett-Lennard
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