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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Julian Hooper

b. 1966, New Zealand

Born in Auckland, 1966, of mixed Hungarian and Tongan heritage, Julian has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and Australia since 1990. In 2010, Hooper’s work was shown at the Flinders University City Gallery, in Apart we are together, Adelaide International, 2010 curated by Victoria Lynn. Hooper was also included in the Queensland Art Gallery’s Unnerved: The New Zealand Project.

Hooper’s work is in the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery and in major museum collections throughout New Zealand such as the Chartwell Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the University of Auckland Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. 

Featured Artworks

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Night by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian HooperNight, 2018 Acrylic on canvas on linen
76 x 56 cm
Gallery 9
Replica by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian HooperReplica, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
38 x 30 cm
Gallery 9
Forty-nine by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian HooperForty-nine, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
45 x 35 cm
Gallery 9
Neska by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian HooperNeska, 2018 Acrylic on canvas on linen
102 x 76 cm
Gallery 9
Cry by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian HooperCry, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
36 x 28 cm
Gallery 9
Baba by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian HooperBaba, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
38 x 30 cm
Gallery 9
Feirefiz by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian HooperFeirefiz Acrylic on canvas on linen
56 x 46 cm
Gallery 9
i! by Julian Hooper contemporary artwork Julian Hooperi! acrylic on canvas
38 x 30 cm
Gallery 9

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Hooper, i! at Gallery 9, Sydney
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11 July–4 August 2018 Julian Hooper i! Gallery 9, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Hooper, Blind Love at Gallery 9, Sydney
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19 April–13 May 2017 Julian Hooper Blind Love Gallery 9, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Hooper, Lazy Racer at Gallery 9, Sydney
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9 March–2 April 2016 Julian Hooper Lazy Racer Gallery 9, Sydney

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Julian Hooper at Gallery 9, Sydney Ocula Insight Julian Hooper at Gallery 9, Sydney 7 March 2016

Auckland born artist, Julian Hooper is becoming increasingly well known for his highly individual paintings. Drawing on a vast store of personal memory and imagery, his work, while close to contemporary abstraction and traditional painting territories, is unique and often surprising. In this Ocula Insight, Hooper discusses his latest exhibition,...

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Julian Hooper: Sliding Doors Related Press Julian Hooper: Sliding Doors Vault Magazine : 10 November 2016

When we speak a few weeks out from Julian Hooper’s September exhibition at Ivan Anthony in Auckland, he still hasn’t settled on a title for the show. We both agree that a good title can’t be forced. It becomes part of the artwork, adding to the layers of meaning, but as Hooper explains, a good title doesn’t 'blow the cover' of thework. It is...

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