Dr Julie Bartholomew

BVA, GradDipEd, DipCeramics, MVA, PhD
Head Ceramics, Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 612 55821

Areas of expertise

  • Visual Arts And Crafts 1905

Research interests

Julie Bartholomew is a visual artist who works across ceramics and digital media. Her practice is based upon a long-term interest in contemporary issues. Early projects investigate the relationship between humans and communication technologies. Research supported by residencies in Japan, Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai and Jingdezhen, China investigate consumer culture and the relationship between female identity and global branding within the context of western and eastern cultures. Recent work is informed by environmentalism.



Julie Bartholomew has participated in major exhibitions and residencies in Australia and abroad, including solo shows at Kuandu Museum and the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan. Julie has been the recipient of four Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grants, the Tokyo Studio Residency, Australia-China Council Red Gate Residency in Beijing and the Asialink Taiwan Residency. 


Researcher's projects

Recent research and studio practice focuses on environmental issues. A new series titled 'Anthropogenic Scrolls: transparency and disclosure' anticipates working across the disciplines of glass and ceramics because the inherent qualities of these two materials have the potential to symbolically envisage the science of ice core extraction, which encapsulates material data and provides information relevant to the earth’s changing climate. The interior visibility of glass and translucency of porcelain alludes to a disclosure of scientific evidence of climate change and global warming normally hidden within the ice of Antarctica. 


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