Solo Exhibitions

2018, 2019 - Next Witness, Sarah Cottier Gallery and Queensland Supreme Court Library, Sydney and Brisbane.

2017 - Trial Paintings: Life Narratives from the Supreme Court of Queensland, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

2016Grey Paintings, NKN Gallery, Melbourne.

2014 Julie Fragar New Work, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.  

2013 - God and the Universe or Whatever, Bruce Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.

Marathon Boxing and Dog Fights, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

2012 - Poking the Ghost Skin, Block Projects, Melbourne.

2011 - The Albatross and a Mountain Man, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

2010 - Meet Me At An Arms Length, Bruce Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.

2009 - The Oracles, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

2009 - Your Place and/or Mine, MSSR Projects, Brisbane.

2008 - LIAR, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

2007 - MAN, Peloton, Sydney.

2005 - NOWNO NOTNOW NOW, Mori Gallery, Sydney.

2004 - Is Anyone Here A ... , Mori Gallery, Sydney.

2003 - Julie Fragar On Thin Ice, Mori Gallery, Sydney.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018- Curatorial Project, FADED: Painting Toward the Invisible, POP Gallery, Brisbane.

2017 - Flat Earth Society: Matthys Gerber, Jenny Watson, Archie Moore, Fiona Lowry, David M Thomas, Paul Bai and Julie Fragar, POP, Brisbane. 

National Self-Portrait Prize, curated by Glenn Barkley and Holly Williams, University of Queensland Art Museum. 

Ramsey Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia. 

2016 – Kilgour Art Prize, Newcastle Regional Gallery.

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, curated by Mikala Dwyer, National Art School Sydney.

2015 – Spring Art Fair (with Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney), Establishment Hotel, Sydney.

GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art, QAG/GOMA, Brisbane.

Writing Art, Artspace, Sydney.

Between the Lines, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney. 

Art and Text, University of Sydney.

Radical Romanticism, Crane Art Centre, Philadelphia.

2014 TEXiT, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICAN), Sydney.

Now the Heart is Filled with Gold … , curated by Glenn Barkely, Arts Project, Melbourne.

GOLD ART AWARD, Rockhampton Regional Gallery, Rockhampton.

1883 Spring Art Fair, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Melbourne.

2013 - Group Show #26, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

2012 - Animal Human, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

2011 - Australia Felix, Crane Arts Centre, Philadelphia.

In Great Trouble: The Traumatic Australian Landscape, Bondi Pavillion Gallery, Sydney.

O, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

Femmes and Hommes, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne.

2010 - PV10, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

WILDERNESS: Balnaves Contemporary Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Twenty/20, UTS Gallery, Sydney.

The Brisbane Line, The Narrows, Melbourne.

B&W, Sarah Cottier Galley, Sydney.

2009 - Temperature 2: New Brisbane Art, Museum of Brisbane.

New Order: Emergent Queensland Artists, Redcliffe Regional Gallery, Brisbane.

2008 - New Moon, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

Rimbaud/Rambo, Neon Parc, Melbourne

OPTIMISM: Contemporary Australia, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

2007 - The Heavier We Get, curated by Wes Hill, Raw Space, Brisbane.

2006 - Girl Band, curated by Barbara Flynn, Deloitte, Sydney.

Charge To Slow (Fiona Lowry and Julie Fragar), MOP Projects, Sydney.

2005 - ABN Amro Emerging Artists Award, (Winner) ABN Amro, Sydney.

Idiosyncrasy, The Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.

2004 - Adrift, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.

Blur, (in collaboration with Paul Wrigley), curated by Steven Alderton, Redland Art Gallery.

Two For One, MOP Projects, Sydney.

ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Finalist, ABN AMRO, Sydney.

2003 - Archibald Prize 03, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Michael Zavros, Susan Norrie and Julie Fragar, Mori Gallery, Sydney.

Working From Home, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

WYWH, curated by Emil Goh, First Draft Gallery, Sydney.

2002 - Briefcase 50, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.

Deskjob, curated by Julie Fragar, Fiona Lowry and Piers Greville, Mori Gallery, Sydney.

Blue Lotus Project #4, curated by Kyle Jenkins, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney.

2001 - 1m x 1m, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.

Parallel Structures, curated by David Pestorius, Brisbane, 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne.

Box, Gallery Wren, Sydney.

Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.

2000 - Sharper- 9 x Paintings, 3 x Artists, Michael Zavros, Julie Fragar and Matthew Ryan, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Gosford.

Cia Guo- Quiang Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Biennale of Sydney.

Sebastian: Contemporary Realist Painting, touring QLD, NSW and VIC.

2000 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

1999 - Al Eisen Inventor, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney.

Shiny, Curated by Julie Fragar, Gallery 132, Sydney.

1998 - Matthys Gerber, CBD Gallery, Sydney

1998 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney.

Boring, Julie Fragar and Alison Ritch, Gallery 19, Sydney.


Selected Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane


Devonport Regional Art Gallery

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

Tweed River Art Gallery

Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery

Monash University Art Museum, Melbourne

Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane

University of Queensland, Brisbane

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane

 Numerous Private collections. 


Selected Prizes and Awards

2017 - Ramsey Art Prize (Lipman Karas Award) 

Queensland State Government, Parliament House Commission.

2016 - City of Devonport National Art Award

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (finalist). 

Australia Council Arts Projects for Individuals Grant

2014 - Australia Council New Work Grant

2013 – Winner Pine Rivers Art Award

2009 - Australia Council for the Arts Studio Residency (Barcelona).

2006-2009 - Griffith University Graduate Research Scholarship

2005 - Winner 2005 ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award

Winner 2005 ABN Amro Employees Choice Award

2002 - NSW Artists Marketing Scheme Grant.

University Post-Graduate Award, University of Sydney.

2001 - Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists.

Roche Contemporary Art Prize, (2nd Prize).


Selected Bibliography

Hill, Wes Julie Fragar 'Trial Paintings', Artforum, Critics Picks, March 2017.

Rule, D. Julie Fragar: Grey Paintings, The Age, 16 April, 2016.

Art Guide Australia, Julie Fragar wins ... Tidal, Art Guide Australia, November, 2016. 

Art Almanac, Julie Fragar Harpoons Tidal, Art Almanac, November 2016.

Kubler A A New Direction: Julie Fragar, Australian Art Collector, January, 2015.

McBurnie, J  Julie Fragar: New Paintings, eyeline magazine, January, 2015.

McBurnie, J The Leviathan Stirs, Sneaky Mag, 2014. 

Block Projects, Poking the Ghost Skin, Vault: New Art and Culture, Issue 2, November 2012.

Gibson, P Curators Radar: Julie Fragar, Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, Jan-Mar 2011.

Girdham, R Young Mix of Medium, The Sunday Mail, 6 February, 2011.

Frost, A A Snapshot of the Now, Australian Art Collector, Issue 53, July-September 2010.

Wolff, S Meet me at an Arms Length,, 22 November 2010.

Dyer, K, Primavera 2010: Exhibition by Young Australian Artists, exhibition catalogue. 2010. 

Tunicliffe, W  ‘Julie Fragar’, Wilderness: Balnaves Contemporary Painting, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010.

Tovey, J. JULIE FRAGAR, Sydney Morning Herald, May 17-18, 2008.

Hetherington, S Julie Fragar Feature in ARTWORLD Magazine, pp 188-191, Issue 4, 2008.


Kubler, A Queensland Painters: The New Breed, Art and Australia, vol.45, Spring 2007.

Hill, W DADISLIKEITTOO, Eyeline Magazine, Winter 2007.

Hill, W Interview with Julie Fragar, MAN exhibition catalogue, Peloton, Sydney, 2007.

Smee, S Double Take on a Silent Response, The Australian, 19 September 2005.

Mayhew, M Paint not Pictures: Julie Fragar, exhibition essay, Mori Gallery 2005.

Watson, P Profoundly Simple, The Courier Mail, 28 September, 2005.

James, B Bets on Three of a Kind or a Dealer, SMH, 14 March 2003.

James, B Snapshots of a Voyage on Very Thin Ice, SMH,15 January, 2003.

Low, L.A. Metropolitan, SMH, January 2003.

Low, L.A. A Big Stretch, SMH, 23rd August, 2003.

Low, L.A. Travels with my ant, Sydney Morning Herald, July 6-7, 2002.

Gennochio, B Intimate Snapshots from a Studio- Julie Fragar, The Australian, 23 Nov 2001.

Burke, K Natural or Nurtured, the Designs are on a Seriously Creative Career, Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), 23rd Nov 2001

James B Solidarity Fights Lonely Gallery Syndrome, 24th October 2001.

Kubler A Julie Fragar- Paintings, exhibition essay, Boutwell Draper ,Sydney, November 2001.

Kidd, C Snap Selection, SMH, 13 June 2001.

Low, L.A., Sexy Beasts ,Sydney Morning Herald, 20th October 2001.

Kubler, A (you make me feel) mighty real, Art Monthly Australia, June 2000.

Matthews, K Trust me I’m Telling you Stories, Catalogue Essay, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 2000.

Smee, S Hip and Miss, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March, 2000.

Smee, S The Odds on the Archibald, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April, 2000.

Kubler, A Sebastian, Contemporary Realist Painting, Catalogue Essay, Gold Coast Art Gallery, 2000.

Anderson, P The Gold Coast Gets Real, Courier Mail, 17th May 2000.

Fortesgue, E Making an Exhibition of Themselves, The Daily Telegraph, 18 March 2000.

James, B Archies Sea Change, SMH, 25 March, 2000.

Low, L.A., Scene Inc., Sydney Morning Herald, 10th November 2000.

Gennochio, B New Wine from an Old Un-trendy Bottle, The Australian, 31 Nov 1998.

James, B Portrait of a Lady, SMH, Spectrum, 31st Oct, 1998.



2013 PhD, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.

2001-2002 - Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

1995-1998 - Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons Class 1)


Fragar is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, and NKN Gallery, Melbourne and is Head of Painting at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.