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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.

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