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Julie Ryder

Julie Ryder is a textile designer and artist who has gained international recognition for her work. She has exhibited in over 15 solo, and 130 group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally.

She has maintained an active professional studio practice, and has taught in tertiary institutions, workshops and community organisations for over 20 years.

Initially trained in science, Ryder subsequently graduated from the Melbourne College of Textiles in 1990, and completed a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) degree at the ANU School of Art in 2004. 

In 2005, Ryder was awarded the inaugural ANAT Synapse New Media Artist in Residence at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, where she worked closely with Dr Christine Cargill, Curator of the Cryptogam Herbarium.

Julie has received many grants, awards and residencies, and her work is represented in many private and public institutions including the NGA, NGV, Powerhouse Museum, The Art Gallery of SA, and the Textiel Museum in Tilberg, Nederlands.

Other works 

elected exhibitions

2011:   Companion Planting, Jean Bellette Gallery - Hill End, NSW; Barometer Gallery - Sydney, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2011:   Creative Alchemy, Belconnen Arts Centre - Canberra
2010:   Abstract Nature, Samstag Gallery - Adelaide
2010:   13th International Tapestry Triennial - Lodz, Poland
2009:   ArtCloth: Engaging new Visions, Fairfield City Museum & Gallery - Sydney
2009:   Bravura: 21st century Australian Craft and Design, Art Gallery of South Australia - Adelaide
2008:   Thread Bare, Manning Regional Art Gallery - Taree, NSW
2008:   A Red World, Wangaratta Regional Gallery - Wangaratta, VIC
2008:   In Repeat, Cowra Regional Art Gallery - Cowra, NSW
2008:   generate, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra; Sturt Gallery - Mittagong, NSW
2007:   cryptomorph, Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum - Bathurst, NSW
2007:   transgenesis, Craft Victoria - Melbourne
2007:   Hidden in Plain View:The Forgotten Flora, Royal Botanic Gardens - Melbourne
2006:   Strange Attractors, Zendai Museum of Modern Art - Shanghai, China
2005:   art and the bryophyte, Australian National Botanic Gardens - Canberra
2005:   Constants and Variables, Kansas City Art Institute - Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2004:   microcosm, CSIRO Discovery Centre - Canberra
2004:   a matter of time, 16th Tamworth Fibre Biennial - Tamworth, NSW
2004:   Pins and Needles, National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne
2004:   Pojagi and Beyond, Waco Arts Centre - Waco, Texas
2003:   {b}iota, Sturt Gallery - Mittagong, NSW
2003:   Unwrapped: Australian Fashion and Textile Design, Bendigo Art Gallery - Bendigo, VIC
2002:   territory, Planet - Sydney
2002:   Contemporary Australian Fabrics, Gallery Fleur - Kyoto-Seika University, Japan
2002:   Australia-Korea Foundation Exhibition (Craftwest), Mokkumto Gallery - Seoul, Korea
2001:   Asian Fibre Art Festival - Fukuoka, Japan
2001:   Frisson, 14th Tamworth Fibre Biennial - Tamworth, NSW
2000:   Australian Alchemy, Lesley Craze Gallery, London

Awards, collections 
Selected commissions/awards/grants 2009: Canberra Critics Circle Award 2008: artsACT Project Grant 2006: VAB New Work Established Grant, Australia Council 2005: artsACT Project Grant 2004: ANAT /Synapse New Media Artist in Residence, Australian National Botanic Gardens 2004: CAPO Singapore Airlines Award 1997: Winner, Gold Medal, International Textile Design Competition, Taegu, Korea 1996: Winner, City of Melbourne Award for Excellence & Innovation

Selected publications

2009:   Walking with Darwin, Surface Design Magazine, Spring 2009, pp38-43
2007:   Matthew Koumis, Art Textiles of the World: Australia Vol. 2, Telos, UK
2006:   Strange Attractors: Charm between art and science, Novamedia
2005:   Sarah Braddock Clarke and Marie O'Mahony, Techno Textiles 2 : Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design, Thames & Hudson
2005:   Textile Fibre Forum,Vol. 80, Front Page, inside cover and Page 10
2004:   Merryn Gates, Metis: Time:04, CCAS
2004:   Fiberarts Magazine, Vol 31 No 1, p.16