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. This
painting derives from a photograph taken at the time Dowling first
discovered her difference. She and her twin sister Carol look out from
the lower left, with her grandmother, mother, her sister and first
cousin, and their kids gathered around, apparently happily, for a family
reunion. 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 realisation of her or
his own uniqueness is a key point in any child's life, of course, but
this question marked not jus
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