JULIA MCINERNEY

JULIA MCINERNEY

b. 1989, Adelaide.

Lives and works in Adelaide.

Julia McInerney’s practice centres around the combined application of the literary order of words and the sculptural order of physical materials. The dialogue between these two languages is aimed to manifest variations of a third language that is suspended between these two, that is distinct from those that allowed for its origination, yet which at the same time continue to support its existence. The title and material description of each work are intended to perform key roles in this process.

Julia McInerney is an Adelaide based artist, graduating from the Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2011. Her work is concerned with the ambiguous poetry of objects and materials, often drawing upon ideas and themes from Modernist literature. Julia has presented exhibitions at Greenaway Art Gallery (SA), Constance ARI (TAS), Bus Projects (VIC), the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia’s Project Space, FELTspace (SA), and Konstfack University College of Arts and Crafts, in Stockholm, Sweden. Julia has undertaken residencies at Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, SIM (The Icelandic Association of Visual Arts) in both Reykjavik and Berlin, and Artspace in Sydney.

http://juliamcinerney.com/

 

THE GARDEN
2018
Julia McInerney, 'Leaves' series, 2017, installation view 'Archipelago', GAGPROJECTS, 2017. works left to right: 'O how in this', 2017, 150 x 100 x 2cm; 'No other way into the other world', 2017, 148 x 103 x 2cm (both works are: sand cast aluminium mixed with Rimowa suitcase, enamel, squid ink). Photo by Grant Hancock
ARCHIPELAGO
2017
JULIA MCINERNEY - Instrument for Robert Walser (a brass bell melted down into a single beam, raised, held in a vertical position, and released), 2016 cast brass, 2 x 2 x 330cm (beam), 20 x 7 x 110cm (sprues and channels), installation view in 'TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation', TarraWarra Museum of Art. Photo by Andrew Curtis
TARRAWARRA BIENNIAL
2015
JULIA MCINERNEY - the light, and the Light - Virginia Woolf Piece II, (two anchors melted down and re-cast), 2014, cast aluminium, salt & water, 18 x 80 x 121cm (x2). Photo by Grant Hancock
CACSA CONTEMPORARY
2015
JULIA MCINERNEY - The Meadow - Virginia Woolf Piece (one anchor ground to dust floating upon a body of water), 2013, aluminium dust, water, aluminium cast of the edge of a door painted white, 300 x 600 x 1200cm. Photo by Grant Hancock
MISCELLANEOUS

BIOGRAPHY

1989

Born Adelaide

 

2011

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide

Currently

 lives and works in Adelaide

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Garden, ACE Open, Adelaide

2017

Archipelago, GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide

2015

Eden Eden Eden, with Tom Squires, MOP Projects, Sydney
Nightlung, Constance ARI, Hobart

2013

The Animal, Bus Projects, Melbourne
The Meadow, The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Project Space, Adelaide
White Air Anatomy, FELTspace Gallery, Adelaide

2012

Pome, in collaboration with Tom Squires, Odradek, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Spring 1883, GAGPROJECTS, Melbourne

2016

TarraWarra Biennial 2016, curated by Helen Hughes and Victoria Lynn
Dug and Digging With, curated by Stan Mahoney and Katie Barber, Australian Experimental Art Foundation

2015

CACSA Contemporary 2015 – GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Daughters of Chaos - Deleuze Studies International Conference, Konstfack University College of Arts and Crafts, Stockholm, Sweden

2014

Grid Festival, curated by Grid Projects
On the Steps, Adelaide Festival Centre

2012

Weathers (more than one at the same point and the same time), SIM (The Association of Icelandic Visual Art), Iceland
Northern Projects, SIM (The Association of Icelandic Visual Art), Iceland 
Disappearance, Paper, String, Plastic, curated by Adele Sliuzas 

2011

Emergence, Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Exhibition

 

RESIDENCIES

2016

Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo

2014

Artspace, Sydney, NSW
Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Samband íslenskra Myndlistarmanna (The Association of Icelandic Visual Artist), Berlin, Germany

2012

Samband íslenskra Myndlistarmanna (The Association of Icelandic Visual Artist), Reykjavik, Iceland 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015

Adelaide Critics Circle Emerging Visual Artist Award
Ruth Tuck Scholarship for Visual Arts
Carclew Quick Response Grant

2014

Helpmann Academy Project Grant
Helpmann Academy Artspace Residency Award
Sainsbury Sculpture Grant, NAVA
Art Start, Australian Council for the Arts
Helpmann Academy Project Grant

2013

Helpmann Academy Project Grant
Carclew Project and Development Grant
Helpmann Academy Artist in Residence at Fontanelle Studios

2012

Carclew Project and Development Grant

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015      CACSA Contemporary 2015, The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
              Adele Sliuzas, Sensitive Objects, Adele Sliuzas, Fine Print Contemporary Art Magazine
2013      Dr Linda Marie Walker, Nothing is Anchored, catalogue essay
              Dr Linda Marie Walker, White Air Anatomy - Julia McInerney
              Tom Squires, the (given) room / before the (same) room / with (and without) dimensions: on a work by julia mcinerney, catalogue essay 
2012      Louise NunnTwin Inspirations, The Advertiser 
              Adele Sliuzas, Disappearance, catalogue essay 
2011      Emergence, Adelaide Central School of Art

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