Julie Fragar, The Single Bed, National Self-Portraiture Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

Julie Fragar, Goose Chase, oil on board, 180 x 160cm, 2015. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. Exhibited Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, curated by Mikala Dwyer, National Art School, Sydney. Collection Art Gallery of South Australia. Courtesy the artist.

Sunday 10 June, 11am-4pm

Julie Fragar


$119 Full / $99 ACE Associate/Concession
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  • Wheelchair Access

Hone your painting skills under the instruction of Brisbane-based artist Julie Fragar in this painting masterclass designed to develop a range of oil painting skills and techniques.

Fragar’s enigmatic and layered composite paintings reveal and portray memory, identity and personal narrative. Using your personal photographic archives, you will be invited to consider the technical and conceptual ways that painting can bring together people and events from disparate times and places and apply newfound techniques to your own work.

Please bring along a series of photos or images from your own personal archive as a basis for your work in this workshop. All materials and light refreshments are included. There will be a 30-minute lunch break during this program (lunch is not included in the price of this workshop).

Please note that this workshop is aimed at audiences who already have some experience with painting, particularly with oils. If you have any questions, please contact ACE Open on 8211 7505 or e-mail [email protected].

ACE Open’s workshop program provides a unique opportunity to learn new skills and engage with leading contemporary Australian artists in a creative, social and participatory environment. Designed to suit a range of skill levels and interests, these artist-led programs offer all audiences – from curious gallery-goers through to practicing artists –  an opportunity to learn a range of creative techniques through hands-on, practical classes.

JULIE FRAGAR is a Brisbane-based artist whose work is centred on the relationship between painting and auto-biography. Fragar completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) (1995-1999) and a Master of Visual Arts (2001- 2003) at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Her work has been included in major national exhibitions including: Wilderness: Balnaves Contemporary Painting at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney; PV10 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Optimism at QAGOMA, Brisbane.

Her work is represented in major institutional collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales and QAGOMA. She has been included in major national prizes including the Ramsey Prize, Moran Art Prize, the Archibald Prize, the Gold Art Award and won both the Pine Rivers Art Award (2014) and the ABN Amro Emerging Artists Award (2005). Fragar has also been awarded an Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant (2014), Australia Council for the Arts Studio Residency (Barcelona, 2009), Griffith University Post-Graduate Research Scholarship (2006-2010) and a University of Sydney Post-Graduate Award (2001-2003). Fragar’s work is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery (Sydney) and NKN Gallery (Melbourne).