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Justene Williams

b. 1970

Justene Williams makes works in video, photography, performance and installation that examine how history can be remembered, and sometimes forgotten, through images. Known for an aesthetic that the artist describes as ‘baroque grunge’, Williams’s recent works have become increasingly elaborate combinations of video post-production, sound and lighting. Energetic and seemingly chaotic, Williams’s fantastic performance videos are extravagant, highly-considered and immensely enjoyable.

Other solo exhibitions 

Selected solo exhibitions: ‘Hot Air Hillbilly’, Institute of Modern Art, Surfers Paradise, and Artspace, Sydney, 2011; ‘Berlin Burghers Microwave Monet’, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, 2010; ‘Aeroplane Humping Machine’, Peloton, Sydney, 2010; ‘BIGHEAD GARBAGEFACE GUARDS GHOST DERR SONATA’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2008.

Other group exhibitions 

Selected group exhibitions: ‘NEW 11’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2011; ‘Afterglow: Photography and Performance Art’, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2011; ‘Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Before and After Science’, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2010.


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