Julie Millowick: Surrounding Exhibition Publication


Julie Millowick is a localist, an artist who is deeply embedded in the place where she lives. Over many years, Millowick has documented the environmental legacy of gold mining around her home near Fryerstown in Central Victoria. This strangely poignant landscape has been turned upside down through violent extraction—but it remains resilient and in the process of recovery.

Curated by Jenny Long, Surrounding (Castlemaine Art Museum, 2024) exhibits a selection of Millowick's work including a new series seen for the first time. Millowick’s photographs show us the devastating effects of mining, drought, flood and invasive plants, but also remind us of the interconnectedness that links all parts of this ecosystem including its human occupants. This is a terrain which the artist loves, and which she sees with acute perception. It is a landscape full of complexity, a region with a terrible past, but in its capacity for renewal is also a place that offers a spark of hope for the future.

Julie Millowick
Surrounding (Exhibition Publication)
155 pages
21.0 x 26.0 cm
Design: Jac DiBlasi
Image Editing: Rob Gale
Copyediting: Stephanie Holt
Production: Jessie DiBlasi
Printed in Naarm/Melbourne by Bambra, 2024
First Edition of 250
ISBN: 978-0-9876064-0-2

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