New Indigenous Cultures Curator

Julie Gough

Today the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is pleased to welcome Dr Julie Gough as its new Curator, Indigenous Cultures.

Julie is a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman who is passionate about her culture, and in researching, sharing and working with people, across disciplines and media.

She is also a practicing artist, writer and curator whose work has focussed on Tasmanian Aboriginal experience, particularly during the 19th century.

While her art work is held in many private and public collections, Julie has also undertaken curatorial roles at the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

At TMAG, she also previously curated the tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work exhibition and was a member of the TMAG Aboriginal Advisory Council.

Julie holds a PhD in Visual Arts from the University of Tasmania and has been widely published on art, identity, and the complex histories of Tasmania.

Senior Curator of Indigenous Cultures, Zoe Rimmer, says Julie will be a great asset to TMAG and the Indigenous Cultures department, bringing diverse skills and experience to the role, accrued over many years working with and for various communities, institutions, peers and projects.

Julie says she feels privileged to join the Indigenous Cultures team at TMAG and she looks forward to working with the collections and the community.  

“I am excited to undertake the multitude of tasks facing a curator, from caring for the collections and cataloguing, to research and collaboratively developing exhibitions and other projects,” Julie says.  

You can also find out more about Julie’s art practice in this In The Making TMAG video resource.