Dr Julie Louise   Bacon
Adjunct Lecturer

Dr Julie Louise Bacon

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Art & Design

Julie Louise Bacon is a curator, artist and writer. She has devised and delivered arts programmes and commissions in academic research posts in Australia and the UK, in directorship curatorial and executive roles in art centres in England, Québec and Northern Ireland, and through her extensive independent curatorial practice. Her arts research programming focuses on transdisciplinary, socially-engaged and site-responsive investigations of the conditions of contemporary life. This work is shared through exhibitions, public programmes, festivals, conferences and symposia.

In 2018 she initiated The Habitat of Time, an arts-led international research project that explores radical shifts in experiences and understanding of time in the conditions of unstable globalisation. The project generates transdisciplinary perspectives on time at the intersection of arts, science and technology through a collaborative programme of exhibitions, symposia, workshops and seminars. In 2020, Julie Louise joined Arts Catalyst in London as Associate Curator to present the 5th iteration of the project. This followed collaborations with OzGrav at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool UK, and Sydney’s Casula Powerhouse and Artspace.

Prior to relocating to Sydney, Julie Louise held arts research posts at: the University of Kent (Lecturer, 2012-14); Interface: Centre for Research in Art, Design and Technologies (Research Associate, 2005-08); and La Chambre Blanche (Associate Curator, 2010-2012). In these roles, she designed and delivered large-scale, international arts projects that investigated the layered time of archives, historical sites and media. Töne: A Meeting of Sound and Light (2014) featured 20 commissions at seven arts and heritage locations in Chatham, England, supported by Arts Council England: South East and The University of Kent. The four day international conference Signal (2012) surveyed the past, present and future of creative practices that employ network technologies, supported by curatorial awards from the Quebec and Canada Arts Councils. The five-part conference and exhibition series Per-forming the Archive (2006-2007) and the anthology Arkive City (2008) investigated the role of archives in contemporary society and attracted a major AHRC research award.

Julie Louise has undertaken a wide range of consultancies on cultural regeneration, public art and place-making projects, and served on juries and advisory boards for Arts Councils in Québec and Northern Ireland. While Artistic Director of Embassy for Water, she was a Creative Producer (2012-15) on Leeuwarden-Friesland’s successful European Capital of Culture 2018 bid and jury presentation.

As an artist, Julie Louise has presented performances and installations in arts festivals throughout Europe, as well as galleries in Australia (Artspace, Casula Powerhouse), Canada (SKOL Montreal, Eyelevel Gallery, Western Front), Ireland (Goethe Institute Dublin, Sirius Arts, Triskel Arts Centre, Catalyst Arts), Israel (CCA Tel Aviv), and Europe (White Cube London, Taidepanimo Cultural Centre Finland, Golden Thread Gallery, Catalyst Arts Belfast).

In 2006 she completed a practice-based curatorial PhD which foregrounded the role of performance and installation art methodologies in expanding curatorial practice in museum collections and archives. She has since published widely on contemporary art and cultural theory, edited three arts anthologies and is currently Editor of Arkive City 2.0: Tracing Time in the Network Ages (2021).

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2019, 'Curating (through) Time: The Fieldwork Museum', in The Transhistorical Museum, Frans Hals Museum & M-Museum, Holland/Belgium, https://www.franshalsmuseum.nl/en/research/essays-transhistorical-museum/
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2013, 'Unstable Archives: Languages and Myths of the Visible', in Gade R; Borggreen G (ed.), Performing Archives/Archives of Performance, edn. In Between States, Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen, http://www.mtp.hum.ku.dk/
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL; Barlow G; Delany M, 2012, 'On Ambivalence', in Liquid Archive, MUMA Monash University, Melbourne, http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/publications/2012/
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2011, 'Curating Art: Beyond the Totalitarian Spirit of Liberalism and the Tolerant Spirit of Capitalism', in Pérez A; Pardo T (ed.), European Curators Workshop, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain, pp. 21 - 36, https://visualmaniac.com/book/european-curators-workshop#.VAAbnSS3BWs
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2011, 'La performance et le deuil (Performance and Mourning)', in Rencontre internationale d’art performance 2010 – Regards sur l’art action en Amérique latine et en Asie 2011, Les presses du réel, Dijon, France
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2018, 'The Habitat of Time: Time-travelling, Then and Now, Again', Art and Australia, http://www.artandaustralia.com/online/distance/habitat-time
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    DeBoer S; Bacon JL; Webb MR; Seaver M, 2014, 'Preemies to preschoolers: tubing tiny tots and trauma FAQs, part 1.', J Emerg Nurs, vol. 40, pp. 279 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2014.02.011
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    DeBoer S; Bacon JL; Webb MR; Seaver M, 2014, 'Preemies to preschoolers: tubing tiny tots and trauma FAQs, part 2.', J Emerg Nurs, vol. 40, pp. 400 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2014.02.007
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2010, 'Une histoire contemporaine du rituel (A Contemporary Story of Ritual)', Inter, pp. 59 - 63, http://inter-lelieu.org/
  • Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2020, The Missing Day, exhibited at: Arts Catalyst, London, UK, 29 February 2020 - 29 February 2020, https://www.artscatalyst.org/roundtable-discussion-missing-day-29-02-2020-ce
    Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2020, The Habitat of Time, exhibited at: London, UK, 19 February 2020 - 14 March 2020, https://www.artscatalyst.org/habitat-time-curated-julie-louise-bacon
    Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2020, Local Time, exhibited at: , 31 January 2020 - 31 December 2020, https://www.artscatalyst.org/local-time-2020-ce-0
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2019, Duration and Care, CARE : Transforming values through art, ethics and feminism, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, 30 October 2019 - 02 November 2019, at: https://contemporaryartandfeminism.com/care/the-care-project-symposium-week/care-symposium-melbourne-2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2018, 'Trans: A History of Fat', in Artistic Research Will Eat Itself, Plymouth University, UK, presented at 9th Society for Artistic Research International Conference 2018, Plymouth University, UK, 11 April 2018 - 13 April 2018, https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/512748/512749
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2018, Sentinel, Make Known the Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 28 July 2018 - 08 September 2019, medium: Installation (sound, video, drawing), at: https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/make-known-exquisite-order-infinite-variation
    Curatorial Outputs | 2018
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2018, The Habitat of Time Symposium, exhibited at: Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, 01 May 2018 - 01 May 2018, http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on/exhibitions2/2018-exhibitions/the-habitat-of-time
    Curatorial Outputs | 2018
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2018, The Habitat of Time, exhibited at: Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, 19 April 2018 - 05 May 2018, http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on/exhibitions2/2018-exhibitions/the-habitat-of-time
    Media | 2017
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2017, Will whoever controls gene editing control historical memory?, https://theconversation.com/will-whoever-controls-gene-editing-control-historical-memory-81652
    Media | 2017
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon J, 2017, Emmanuel Macron staged a punk coup on the Champs-Élysées, https://theconversation.com/emmanuel-macron-staged-a-punk-coup-on-the-champs-elysees-81119
    Curatorial Outputs | 2017
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2017, The Time Salon Public Programme, exhibited at: Artspace, Sydney, 10 June 2017 - 10 June 2017, The Time Salon Public Programme, https://www.artspace.org.au/program/public-programs/2017/public-program-the-time-salon/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2017, The Time Salon (solo exhibition), The Time Salon, Artspace Sydney, 25 May 2017 - 20 June 2017, at: https://www.artspace.org.au/program/ideas-platform/2017/julie-louise-bacon-the-time-salon/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2017, The Time Salon, ReROOTed, Hull UK Capital of Culture, Humber Gallery, Hull, England, 25 March 2017 - 25 March 2017, medium: Video, durational performance, at: https://www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/rerooted/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2016, 'Duration, Disassembly, (De)sublimation', in Duration, Disassembly, (De)sublimation, The Work of Art, AAANZ annual conference, ACU, Canberra, presented at The Work of Art, AAANZ annual conference, ACU, Canberra, 01 December 2016 - 03 December 2016
    Creative Written Works | 2016
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2016, The Archaeology of Time, The Archaeology of Time, West Gippsland Arts Centre
    Other | 2015
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2015, On the Liquidity of Horizons.
    Curatorial Outputs | 2015
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL; Geurts J, 2015, Embassy for Water, exhibited at: Paddington Reservoir Gardens and gallery UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, 06 November 2015 - 07 November 2015, Embassy for Water, https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/embassy-for-water-paddington-reservoir
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Geurts J; Bacon JL, 2015, Resurveying Site, Resurveying Site, Walkerville Town Hall, Victoria, 30 May 2015 - 31 May 2015, at: http://julielouisebacon.com/portfolio/resurveying-site/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2015, Stock, Performance Art + Northern Ireland, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Editor(s): Lerm Hayes CM; Connolly B, Published: 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Creative Written Works | 2015
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2015, Resurveying Site, Resurveying Site
    Curatorial Outputs | 2014
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL; Molitor C, 2014, TÖNE: A Meeting of Sound and Light, exhibited at: Chatham, Kent, UK: The Historic Dockyard, Fort Amherst, Sun Pier House, LV21, POP, University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art, 09 June 2014 - 23 June 2014, TÖNE: A Meeting of Sound and Light, http://www.tonefestival.com/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2014, Double Fountain, Feral Experimental: New Design Thinking, UNSW Galleries, Editor(s): Moline K, Published: 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/feral_experimental_catalogue.pdf
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2013, Resurfacing, Collective Histories of Northern Ireland X, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 24 October 2013 - 30 November 2013, medium: Sculpture, at: http://goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/event/?event_year=2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2013, 'Giving up the Archive? Some practical, poetic, and political considerations.', presented at Giving up the Archive?, White Cube, Bermondsey, London, 01 July 2013 - 01 July 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2013, 'The Open Mind.', presented at Digital Culture, Naples University, Italy, 29 April 2013 - 30 April 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2013, 'Performing Absences, performing presences: aesthetic and political views', in Performing Absences, performing presences: aesthetic and political views, Performing Documents, Bristol University, Arnolfini, presented at Performing Documents, Bristol University, Arnolfini, 12 April 2013 - 14 April 2013
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2012
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2012, Alchemical Dialogues, Humbly Through the Dust, Cooper Wilkinson Gallery, Enniskellen, 04 October 2012 - 03 November 2014, at: http://collection.britishcouncil.org/exhibitions/exhibition/humbly-through-the-dust-an-exhibition-for-fermanagh-inspired-by-the-british-council-collection-2012
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2012
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2012, The Possibility of Impossible Dialogues, Desert Equinox, Broken Hill Art Exchange and sites in the surrounding area, Australia, 01 September 2012 - 23 September 2012, medium: Land Art, at: http://www.brokenhillartexchange.com/desert-equinox.php
    Curatorial Outputs | 2012
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2012, SIGNAL: International Symposium on Network Art, exhibited at: Meduse, Quebec City, 30 October 2012 - 02 November 2012, SIGNAL: International Symposium on Network Art, http://signal.chambreblanche.qc.ca/
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Julie Louise Bacon
    Bacon JL, 2011, 'Remembering the Imaginary: Artists' Engagement with Literary Sites.', in Remembering the Imaginary: Artists' Engagement with Literary Sites., 9th International Conference on Word & Image Studies: L'imaginaire/The Imaginary, Université de Québec à Montreal., presented at 9th International Conference on Word & Image Studies: L'imaginaire/The Imaginary, Université de Québec à Montreal., 22 August 2011 - 26 August 2011

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