JULIAN HOOPER
ELOKELO
3–27 SEPt 2008

JULIAN HOOPER
Bride and Groom 2008
acrylic on board
51.5 × 41cm                                                      

JULIAN HOOPER
Count 2008
acrylic on canvas
123 × 92cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Countess 2008
acrylic on board
50 × 40cm                                                         

JULIAN HOOPER
Elokelo 2008
acrylic on paper
35 × 23cm                                                        

JULIAN HOOPER
Fefine 2008
acrylic on board
51.5 × 41cm   

JULIAN HOOPER
Marama 2008
acrylic on paper
38 × 28cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Mister 2008
acrylic on paper
37 × 17cm                                                       

JULIAN HOOPER
Miss 2008
acrylic on paper
40 × 25 cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Megmento 2008
acrylic on paper
51 × 43cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Nover 2008
acrylic on paper
26 × 28cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Ongo me’a mali 2008
acrylic on paper
58 × 46cm                                                         

JULIAN HOOPER
Szep 2008
acrylic on board
39 × 34cm 

JULIAN HOOPER
Szuz 2008
acrylic on canvas
140 × 100 cm                                                     

JULIAN HOOPER
Tehina 2008
acrylic on board
25 × 20cm  


Gallery 9 – Julian Hooper - Press Release

 

3 – 27 September 2008

Gallery 9 is proud to present the first Sydney solo exhibition of New Zealand painter Julian Hooper.  Born in Auckland, 1966, of mixed Hungarian and Tongan heritage, Julian received his BFA at the University of Auckland in 1988, and continued his studies a decade later at RMIT University, Melbourne picking up his MFA in 1998.

Julian has exhibited extensively since 1990, in New Zealand, with six solo shows at the Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland from 2000 -08, as well as New York (Rare Gallery 2001) and the 3rd Auckland Triennial (his work from this show toured to Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne and Whangarei Art Museum, N.Z.). All 38 pieces from ‘Liliu’, his installation for the 3rd Auckland Triennial, have now been purchased by the Queensland Art Gallery.  And more recently at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2008. 

Julian is represented in the Chartwell Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery,  New Zealand Department of Foreign Affairs Collection, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the University of Auckland Collection.

For this first show at Gallery 9, Julian presents a group of acrylic paintings on paper, board and canvas that are in part Victorian portraits and part playful abstractions using geometric shapes and organic & floral patterns.

 

For further information or images, please contact the gallery on 

(02) 9380 9909 or email: info@gallery9.com.au.