Julie Rrap, Fleshpool, 2004, Digital Video © the artist. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and ARC One Gallery

Julie Rrap has been a major figure in Australian contemporary art for over twenty years. The award winning Sydney artist has works held in every major public collection in Australia as well as many corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas. Rrap has long been interested in the position occupied by the human figure, and the female nude in particular, in the history of European art and popular culture. It is a theme she has approached from many directions, always using her own body as subject. Rrap's work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas, and in major international exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney , 1986, 1988, 1992; Body , Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1997; and Systems End: Contemporary Art in Australia, Japan and Korea, 1996. Important group shows include 2004: Mapping contemporary Australian art and new media , National Gallery of Victoria and Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2004; and Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 – 2002, NGV.