Join contemporary textile artist Dr. Julie Montgarrett for a discussion around her socially-engaged creative practice; combining fabric, embroidery and community to unpick the historical threads of Australian grand narratives.

From intricate, site-responsive installations to reimagining the historic weight and conceptual fragility of archival documents, Julie will survey her current and past works.

As Scene Shift 2023 Regional Artist-in-Residence, Julie will reflect upon her most recent research of rare manuscripts to form an immersive ‘forest’ that questions the fraught fictions and fragile facts of Australia's past and present.

Scene Shift Residency Program is a partnership with Cad Factory and Brand X 


About the Artist:

Dr. Julie Montgarrett is a textile artist, curator and once upon a time academic who has been exhibiting since the late 1970s. She has lived on Wiradjuri country (Wagga Wagga NSW) for almost three decades. Her practice has included solo and group exhibitions, site-specific installations, public art commissions and ground-breaking community-based arts projects in Australia and internationally. Her works are included in major Australian Collections.

Image credit: Christina Mishell of Dr. Julie Montgarret


If you have access requirements for attending the show, please tick the access requirements box during the booking process. This includes booking companion card tickets. A Brand X team member will then be in touch to ensure we understand your requirements. If you require an interpreter, please email [email protected] 


Train: Town Hall Station 2-minute walk. 
L2 Light Rail: 2-5 minute walk from light rail platforms
Bus: 5 minute walk from Elizabeth Street, Stand C and D
Car: Wilson Parking, 14 Wilmot St, Sydney or Meriton Suite Parking, 100 Bathurst St, Sydney.


We would love to show you around the City of Sydney Creative Studios. Come 30 minutes before the session starts and we'll show you our Performance, Music, Digital and Visual arts spaces. Email [email protected] to register your interest.


Want to cancel your ticket? Please email us at [email protected]. If you purchased a ticket, we can refund your tickets minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c. Please cancel/refund your ticket no less than 24 hours prior to workshop commencement. 

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