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Julie Louise Bacon

Lecturer in Art, Curating and Cultural Theory, UNSW Sydney

Julie Louise is a visual artist, curator and writer who has edited and contributed to a wide range of publications on contemporary art and cultural theory. She has presented her performance, installation and video works in art galleries, public sites, and festivals internationally. In tandem with her exhibiting practice, Julie Louise has held curatorial and directorship roles in arts organisations in Northern Ireland, England, and Québec. Her current artwork The Time Salon explores changes in our experiences of time in the Network Ages. It featured as a new short film in Hull UK Capital of Culture and a solo exhibition at Artspace Sydney. Julie Louise completed a PhD at the University of Ulster with an exhibition of newly commissioned works exploring the role that archives and collections play in history-making. A sequel to her survey of this field in the anthology Arkive City will be published in 2020, as well as her first essay collection Contemporary Mythologies, a reimagining of Roland Barthes seminal study of the myths of mass culture, 60 years on.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Art, Curating and Cultural Theory, UNSW


  • 2006 
    University of Ulster, Belfast, UK, PhD