Julian Martin, Artist

Deakin University Art Collection Acquisition

17 December 2014

Julian's artwork has just been acquired by Deakin University, for their well-respected Victorian Collection. This is a great way to finish off a fabulous year with a number of significant achievements.

Deakin University’s Art Collection, consists of around 1600 diverse pieces, and has been in existence since the University’s inception. The works include a collection of paintings, ceramics and sculpture and most of the collection is contemporary in nature. The older works in the collection have either been donated to the University or came to the University via its antecedent institutions. This structured and well balanced collection represents works of art of excellence and significance by principally Australian contemporary artists, in a wide range of media.

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Julian Martin 2014
Not titled 2013 (JM13-0020)

Connected 2014: Congratulations!

Yarra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne

20th October 2014

Congratulations Julian for achieving the first prize award for this year's State Trustees Connected Art Exhibition. As Julian's family, we are absolutely delighted for his success and would like to acknowledge the continued commitment from Arts Project Australia for their support and involvement.

This years exhibition featured over 170 works . This is a highly celebrated event open to Victorian artists with a disability or experience of mental illness. This year will mark the event's twelfth anniversary. State Trustees Victoria deserve to be commended for their involvement in advancing the arts as well as hosting a terrific event.

The exhibition is held at the Yarra Gallery at Federation Square, on the Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street Melbourne. The event closes on 28 October 2014.

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Julian Martin, proud recipient of his prize

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Bryan Dawe by Julian Martin

Everyday imagining: New Perspectives on Outsider Art

Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne

8 October 2014

Julian Martin's work is featured at the Everyday imagining: New Perspectives on Outsider Art exhibition, held at the Ian Potter Museum at the University of Melbourne, Parkville. This exhibition is part of the international conference "Contemporary Outsider Art: The Global Context" presented by Arts Project Australia and the University of Melbourne, and is a highlight of the Potter's 2014 exhibition program.

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Images from the Exhibition.

Arts Project Australia 40th Anniversary Fundraising Auction

Leonard Joel

5 October 2014

Arts Project Australia in partnership with major supporter Leonard Joel will be hosting an Art Auction, featuring 50 artworks, including a work from Julian Martin. The event will be held at Leonard Joel in South Yarra on Sunday 5 October from 2-5pm. The event will also feature special guest Hannah Gadsby

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Julian Martin 2012
To be auctioned at Leonard Joel

Solo Exhibition: Transformer

Arts Project Australia Gallery

30 August 2014

A solo exhibition of Julian Martin's work, is currently held at the Arts Project Australia galleries, 24 High Street, Northcote. This event was opened by Rupert Myer AM on 30 August 2014, and will close on 4th October 2014. This exhibition will by curated by Dr Cheryl Daye, the founding director of Arts Project Australia, and is supported by Leonard Joel, Ellikon and Art Guide. Julian Martin: Transformer is supported by a full colour Leonard Joel Series catalogue.

Original interpretations of everyday, popular figures and pure colour play a pivotal role in the extraordinary work of Julian Martin. Over two decades his work has evolved as a journey of formal transformation where the mundane becomes mysterious, and the image ineffable.- Dr Cheryl Daye.

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Images from the Exhibition

Melbourne Art Fair 2014

Royal Exhibition Centre, Melbourne

28 August, 2014

Julian's work was very well received at this year's Art's Project Australia's section at the Melbourne Artfair, on 16 August 2014. Congratulations for another successful year.

The Sydney Morning Herald has a review by John McDonald. Included is a special mention of Julian, including an image of one of his works.

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20 of Julian's Works on display, Arts Project Australia section.

6° of Separation

Arts Project Australia

19 July 2014

6° of separation is a special event hosted by Arts Project Australia and Curated by Sim Luttin. This event focuses on connecting prominent personalities with Arts Project Australia and their artists, including Julian Martin. Julian has created two portraits. One of John Clarke and Brian Dawe together, and another of Brian Dawe alone, a keen admirer of Julian's work. Clarke and Dawe are widely recognised for their satirical interviews on the 7:30 Report.

John Clarke and Bryan Dawe

John Clarke and Bryan Dawe
Politicals satirists

City of Melbourne Heritige Collection

City of Melbourne

12 July 2014

Julian Martin has recently had his work of Michael Long, acquired by the City of Melbourne for their Art and Heritage Collection. Michael Long is a former AFL player with a 190 game career for the Essendon football club. He is also a spokesperson for indigenous rights.

Footballer, Michael Long.

Michael Long (AFL footballer)

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