Julie Keating

Julie Keating has long been influenced by 17th century Dutch still life and its meticulous depiction of objects. 

But her contemporary take is more than simply updating the objects depicted. Julie also addresses the compositional nature of still life, moving away from the complex, chaotic virtuoso performances characteristic of the Pronkstilleven. In her compositions, she aims to concentrate attention on the individual objects, often with an implied narrative: making the inanimate animate. And then there’s that aspect of Keating's work where even the beautiful can have a touch of sinister or that the innocent can have a dark side.

But, more recently, having moved out of Melbourne to live on a farm in the coastal region near to the Great Ocean Road, Keating finds herself unexpectedly inspired by the sheer beauty of nature and her natural surrounds.

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Exhibitions at Tacit include

2020 Conversations With Birds 

2015 Celluloid Dreamers


Recent exhibitions include

2023 Vapourscape, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2020 Conversations With BirdsTacit Art, Melbourne 
2019 Walhalla WinterTacit Art
2017 Shadowlands, Tacit Art
2015 Celluloid Dreamers, Tacit Art  
2014 Still, Tacit Art
2006 So brave, so bold, so desolate..., Red Gallery, Melbourne
2005 The Art of Reversed Contact, Red Gallery

2023 Artbox, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Opening Group Exhibition, The Milk Shed Studio, Weerite
Small Art Treasures, Colac Otway Art Trail
Red Rock and Beyond, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery, Cororooke
2022 Costume, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Western District Views, Lauriston Press, Penshurst
2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Art 
From the Garden, The F Project, Warrnambool (w/ Alison McIntosh)
2020 Biblio-Art Prize, Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy
20[2020], Tacit Art, Melbourne
MilieuThe F Project, Warrnambool  
2019 Curated selections, Peterborough Antiques & Art
Small Works, The F Project
The Exquisite Palette, St Luke, Melbourne
Small Works: A Survey, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery, Cororooke
2017 The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat
Onefourfour, The Art Room, Melbourne;
The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat
Imago Mundi, Milan 
Miniscule, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery 
2014 The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat
Waterbrook Art Prize, Sydney
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat
Lethbridge 10000 Prize, Brisbane
The Exquisite Palette, St Luke
Under A Grand II, David Rex-Livingston Gallery, Sydney
2012 Group
David Rex-Livingston Gallery
2011 On Childhood, Wishart Art Gallery, Port Fairy
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour
The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat
Conceit, Corangamarah Art Prize, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery
Lethbridge 10000 Prize, Brisbane
Biblio-Art Prize, Blarney Books & Art 
Network, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne