Biennale of Sydney

Julie Gough

Julie Gough, Manifestation (Bruny Island), 2010, giclee print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper, ed: 10, 40 x 60 cm (paper 60 x 80 cm). Installation view of Littoral (2010), curated by Vivonne Thwaites, Carnegie Gallery Hobart. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Julie Gough. Copyright © Julie Gough.
Julie Gough, Missing or Dead (James Jinkins), 2019, from the series ‘Missing or Dead’, ink on rag photographique paper, forest installation of 185 posters, each 34 x 21.2 cm. Installation view for Dark Mofo (2019), Queens Domain, Hobart. Commissioned by Dark Mofo. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Julie Gough. Copyright © Julie Gough.
Julie Gough, Hunting Ground (Haunted), 2016 (video still), from the series ‘Hunting Ground’, HDMI video projection, 16:9, colour, sound, edited by Angus Ashton, 13:16 mins. Installation view With Secrecy and Despatch (2016), curated by Tess Allas and Dave Garneau, Campbelltown Arts Centre. Commissioned by Campbelltown Art Centre. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Julie Gough. Copyright © Julie Gough.

Julie Gough

Born 1965 in Melbourne, Australia
Lives in Hobart, Australia
Trawlwoolway (Lutruwita/Tasmania)


Julie Gough is an artist, writer and curator whose practice re-presents conflicting and hidden histories, many referring to her family's experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Gough is a Trawlwoolway woman whose Briggs-Johnson family have lived in the Latrobe region of north west Tasmania since the 1840s. Tebrikunna, their Traditional Country, is in far north eastern Lutruwita (Tasmania). Working predominantly with film, installation and archives, Gough revisits the past by visiting places where particular events occurred. Her works uncover unresolved stories and conflate past and present through reconfigured narratives of memory, time, location and representation.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced