Selected publications


'Paint, Pearls and Swine: Robert Hunter Paintings, 1968-88,' Art Monthly, no. 24, September, pp.11-13 

'Going to Town,' Australian Craft Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.


'David Jensz: Unveiling of a Mystery,' Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, 1990, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

'Rhyme and Reason: Margaret Morgan's Tales of Love,' Art and Australia, 90, v.27, no. 4, pp.592-7


'’An Essay: The Future of Aboriginal Art,' The Concept of Country, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

'Cuckoos in the Nest: Crafts and the Museum,' Eyeline, no.16, pp.8-11


'Enduring Patterns: The Art of Vivienne Binns,' Art Monthly, No. 51 July, pp. 3-5

'After Being and Nothingness: Reconsidering Bea Maddock,' Binocular 2, Sydney, 


'Archipelago Art: an introduction to contemporary art practice in the Philippines': 

Art and AsiaPacific, vol.1, no. 1 


Adelaide Biennial: Adelaide Installations, Adelaide Festival of Arts/ Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, essays on Santiago Bose and Pat Hoffie

'Eugenio Dittborn: The 5th History of the Human Face’ in Powerworks, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand 


'In the Wild: Nature, Culture and Gender in Installation Art,' (ed.) Catriona Moore, Dissonance, Allen and Unwin

'Number Magic: the trouble with women, art and representation', (ed. Barbara Caine & 

Rosemary Pringle), Transitions: New Australian Feminisms, Allen and Unwin

‘Five Elements: Is installation the medium of Southeast Asia?’, Art AsiaPacific,  vol. 2,  no. 1, pp.108-115

'The Jewellery of Warwick Freeman', Owner's Manual, Starform, Auckland 

‘Elizabeth Gertsakis’, in Beyond Missolonghi, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney


'On Not Being Japanese: The jewellery of Catherine Truman', Art AsiaPacific, vol. 3, no. 2

'A Contemporary Prospectus for Pilgrimage', Above and Beyond, (catalogue essay), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne/Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

'Between the Cracks', Art and AsiaPacific, vol. 3, no. 4 


This place, that place: embodiment and displacement in Jenny Holzer's Lustmord', Adelaide Festival of Arts, Visual Arts Program, Adelaide

Brought to light: Australian Art, 1850-1965: From the Queensland Art Gallery Collection, (eds.) Lynne Seear and Julie Ewington, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

'Inside the light: Helga Groves and the secret spaces of painting', Helga Groves, Möet & Chandon, Paris

'In and of the world: Australian visual artists in 1999', Reaching the world, Olympics Arts Festivals, SOCOG, Sydney


Yvonne Audette: abstract paintings 1950s & 1960s (exhibition catalogue), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

‘Fiona Hall’ and ‘Robert Hunter’, (catalogue essays), Clemenger Prize, National Gallery of Victoria and Museum of Modern Art, Heide 

‘Parallel worlds: two exhibitions of Indigenous women’s fibre art’’, Art Monthly, June, no. 120, pp. 4-6.

‘Installing Bonita Ely in Dhaka’, in Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh ’99 (exhibition catalogue)Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

Cash crop: a new work by Fiona Hall’, Artlink, vol. 19 no. 4, December, pp. 41-3


‘Foreword – jewellery travels and so do books’, and ‘Sharing the self – Ten years of jewellery by Leslie Matthews’, in Gray Street Workshop – Celebrating 15 years: an anthology, Gray Street Workshop, Adelaide, South Australia and Object, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, NSW.

‘Wide (true) blue yonder: Recent jewellery by Margaret West’, Object, no.1, 2000, pp.28-31

techno craft: the work of Susan Cohn 1980 to 2000’Eyeline, no. 44, Summer 2000-2001, pp.19-24


‘Review: alter/Asians: Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular culture’, Postwest, no. 18, 2001, pp. 70-1.

‘The go between”, catalogue essay, Grammar: New Zealand Jewellery Biennial, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

‘Fiona Foley: Pir'ri – Mangrove’ (exhibition catalogue), Queensland art Gallery, Brisbane 

‘Northern journey: Conrad Martens in early Queenslan’ (videorecording, with John Steele, John; Janet Hogan, Janet; Rod Fensham), Queensland art Gallery, Brisbane 2001, 28 min.

‘Time to go’. Time to go: Robin White: Work from 1982 to 2000. Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra


‘Susan Norrie: Inquisition’ in Jason Smith, Jason and Charles Green, (curators) Fieldwork, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2002, pp.138-43


Water’ in sacred ground beating heart: works by Judy Watson 1989-2003,  (ed. Ted Snell), John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth


Fiona Hall, Piper Press, Sydney


‘Sangeeta Sandrasegar: Shadows and substance’ (eds.) Lynne Seear and Suhanya Raffel’, The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAG, Brisbane, pp.208-11


Brought To Light II: Contemporary Australian Art 1966 -2006,(eds.) Lynne Seear and Julie Ewington, QAG, Brisbane, pp.72-77, 268-75 and 440-45


Lead essay, Contemporary Australia: Optimism, QAGOMA, 2012


Scott Redford : Introducing Reinhardt Dammn, QAGOMA, 2010


‘Big maman: the curious case of Louise Bourgeois and Australia’, Art and Australia, vol. 48, no. 2, December, 2010, pp.326-33, reprinted in Louise Bourgeois in Australia, Heide Museum of Art, VIC., 2012


Lead essay, Contemporary Australia: Women, QAGOMA, 2012


Del Kathryn Barton, Piper Press, Sydney

'Now and then: thinking about contemporary art and jewellery’, in Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective (ed. Damian Skinner), Asheville, NC, USA: Lark Crafts in      association with Art Jewelry Forum, 2013, pp.221-7


‘Pierre Huyghe and Parallel Presents’, Art Monthly, no. 274, October, pp.58-63 

‘Flux: Wunderruma on the Move’, Art New Zealand, No.152, Summer, 2014-15, pp.84-7

‘Notes from the North’, Art Monthly, no. 276, Summer 2014/15, pp.38-41

‘Lee MIngwei: Mori Art Museum, Tokyo’, Art Forum, vol. 53, no. 4, Dec. 2014, p. 326


‘Robert Gober’s The Heart is not a Metaphor’, Art Monthly Australia, Issue 279, May 

‘Made in Oz: Julie Ewington on Pop to Popism at the Art Gallery of New South Wales’, The Monthly, February. Pp.

‘All the World’s Futures: Julie Ewington on the 56th Venice Biennale’, The Monthly, July 

‘A Theatre of mixed means’, (originally published 1988) in (editors) Glenn Barkley and Lesley Harding, Aleks Denko: My Fellow Aus-Tra-Aliens, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and Heide Museum of Art, Victoria, p.73

‘Russia’s longest charm offensive: Catherine the Great still reigns in the NGV’s 

‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage’, The Monthly, Sept. 2015

Intimacy and Distance: Linda Marrinon’s figuresin Charlotte Day (et al.), Linda Marrinon: Figure Sculptures, MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art), Caulfield East, Vic. 

‘Still: Kirsten Coelho’s ceramics’ in Kevin Murray (ed.) Garland, Issue no 1, Dec. 2015,  see http://garlandmag

‘Duchamp returns: Marcel Duchamp: La Peinture, même’, eyeline, number 83, p.80


‘Double happiness: Convergence and contradiction at the NGV’s Andy Warhol/ Ai WeiweiThe Monthly, February

Tim Silver: 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear Before They Die’, in Tim Silver: Talking to the Shadows, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Langwarrin, VIC.

‘Artistic Immunity: Julie Ewington on the 20th Biennale of Sydney’, The Monthly, May 

‘Open Space: National Gallery Singapore’, Art Monthly Australia, August, issue 291, pp.46-9

The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver (exhibition brochure), TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC.

‘Beauty and darkness in suburbia: Yvonne Todd’; Balanced dualities: Sangeeta Sandrasegar’, and ‘Love and harmony: Nell’, ‘In (editor Antonia Syme), Many Hands: The First 40 Years of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, pp.44-7, 52-5 and 60-63


‘Five Elements: An Abbreviated Account of Installation Art in Southeast Asia’, in (editors Patrick D. Flores and Kajiya Kenji), Shaping the History of Art in Southeast Asia, The Japan Foundation|Asia Center, Tokyo, pp.35-9. (Originally published1995)

‘The State of Our Art: What does The National say about contemporary Australian art?’ The Monthly, May  

‘What must be said: Australia’s Tracey Moffatt leads the way at the 57th Venice Biennale, The Monthly, July 

‘The Apotheosis of Dirt’, (essay) in (edited Rebecca Coates) 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, SAM (Shepparton Art Museum), VIC.

’The Value of Maturity: Anne Ferran, Judith Wright, Lindy Lee’, in (edited Jacqueline Millner and Catriona Moore) Feminist Perspectives on Art: Contemporary Outakes, Routlege, London and New York, pp. 24-37

‘Unfinished feminism, unceasing activism: Australian art over five decades’, in (editors Max Delany & Annika Kristensen, Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism, ACCA, Melbourne, pp. 22-9


‘Inverse RatiosJulie Ewington on the NGV Triennial’, The Monthly, March 

‘The Five Elements: Julie Ewington on the 21st Biennale of Sydney, The Monthly, May 

 ‘Painting, Pleasure, Perversity’, in Gemma Smith: Found Ground, Formist, Sydney, 2018, pp. 3-13.