21 October 2018
Julia deVille is a New Zealand-born, Australian-based jeweller, artist and taxidermist who creates meticulously-constructed and thought-provoking sculptural assemblages and bespoke jewellery. Drawing on Renaissance, Baroque and Victorian aesthetics, deVille creates contemporary ‘memento mori’ that raise our curiosity through her use of paradoxical processes and materials. While all deVille’s creatures have died of natural causes, they live on as beautiful and compelling allegories and our uneasy relationship with death.
Julia deVille has exhibited Australia-wide and internationally. Some notable collections that have acquired her work include the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart.