JULIAN HOOPER
ELOKELO
3–27 SEPt 2008

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

JULIAN HOOPER
Count 2008
acrylic on canvas
123 × 92 cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Countess 2008
acrylic on board
50 × 40 cm                                                         

JULIAN HOOPER
Elokelo 2008
acrylic on paper
35 × 23 cm                                                        

JULIAN HOOPER
Fefine 2008
acrylic on board
51.5 × 41 cm   

JULIAN HOOPER
Marama 2008
acrylic on paper
38 × 28 cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Mister 2008
acrylic on paper
37 × 17 cm                                                       

JULIAN HOOPER
Miss 2008
acrylic on paper
40 × 25 cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Megmento 2008
acrylic on paper
51 × 43 cm  

JULIAN HOOPER
Nover 2008
acrylic on paper
26 × 28 cm  

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

JULIAN HOOPER
Szep 2008
acrylic on board
39 × 34 cm 

JULIAN HOOPER
Szuz 2008
acrylic on canvas
140 × 100 cm                                                     

JULIAN HOOPER
Tehina 2008
acrylic on board
25 × 20 cm  


Gallery 9 – Julian Hooper - Press Release

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.