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MCA panel discussion with Glenn Barkley, Ramesh Nithiyendran, Julie Fragar and Ben Quilty.


The Single Bed acquired by Griffith University Art Museum. 

The Single Bed exhibited in National Self-Portrait Prize, curated by Glenn Barkley and Holly Williams at University of Queensland Art Museum. 

Awarded Griffith University Research Development grant. 

Commissioned by the Queensland State Parliament to complete official portrait of Mr Speaker Peter Wellington. 

Trial Paintings reviewed by Wes Hill in critics picks section of ARTFORUM.

Trial Paintings: Life Narratives at the Supreme Court of Queensland opens at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney on 16th March with Art Month Paddington. Funded by the Australian Council for the Arts.

Commissioned by the Queensland State Parliament and former State Premier Anna Bligh to paint a portrait of Anna Bligh, the first female Premier of Queensland.

Goose Chase, acquired by the Art Gallery of South Austrlia. 

Winner Ramsey Art Prize, Lipman Karas People's Choice Award, Art Gallery of South Australia. 


Shortlisted and Highly Commended for the Portia Geach Memorial Art Award with Seeing Too Much: Portrait of Fiona Lowry (2016)

Recipient of Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant for Painting as Witness

Winner Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award, 2016, with Antonio Departs Flores on the Whaling Tide (2016).

Review of Grey Paintings in The Age by Dan Rule

Solo exhibition Grey Paintings opens April 2, 2016 at NKN Gallery, Melbourne. 

Finalist in Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, curated by Mikala Dwyer. National Art School, Sydney/ Opens Wednesday 23rd March, 2016. Entry Below. 


Panel Discussion Painting vs Contemporary Art: Matthys Gerber in Conversation with Adrian Gibers and Julie Fragar, 29 October, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 

Opening of GOMA Q: Queensland Contemporary Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 11 July -11 October 2015Artists include: Venron Ah Kee; Davida Allen, Alfredo Aquilizan; Clark Beaumont; Julie Fragar; Dale Harding; Grant Stevens; David M Thomas; Michale Zavros and others (see link).

Opening of Radical Romaticism, Crane Centre for the Arts, Phildelphia. Cyrated by Susan Ostling, with Jenny Watson, Chris Bennie and Robert Mercer.


Chuck Close Print Symposium: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Glenn Barkley in conversation on contemporary portraiture with Ben Quilty, Ramesh Nithiyendran and Julie Fragar. 21 November 2014. 

Finalist Gold Art Award Rockhampton Regional Gallery Artists: Abdul Abdullah, Peter Atkins, Del Kathryn Barton, Julie Fragar, Chris Langlois, Sam Leach, Abbey McCulloch and Imants Tillers.

Opening of Sarah Cottier twenty year anniversary exhibition Twenty/20

Sarah Cottier Gallery launches 20/200, a 432-page history of twenty years @ Sarah Cottier Gallery including Fragar's text and images.