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Julie Edgar

b. 1951

Julie Edgar is a Melbourne artist who studied at RMIT, Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Her 1995 bust of Sir Gustav Nossal is in the collection of the National Library and was exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery's 1996 exhibition, The Clever Country: Scientists in Australia. Edgar has undertaken a number of commissions including seven portrait sculptures of motor sport champions for the Hall of Fame at the National Motor Racing Museum in Bathurst. She was commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony to sculpt a commemorative bronze relief portrait of Hiroyuki Iwaki, conductor of the Orchestra for 33 years. Her portrait sculpture of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, founding patron of the Australian National Academy of Music, is a feature of the foyer of their headquarters in the South Melbourne Town Hall. She has exhibited at many regional and commercial galleries and her work was hung in the Blake Prize for Religious Art in 1988. The National Portrait Gallery acquired her bronze busts of Peter Brock in 2001, Jack Brabham in 2005 and Faith Bandler in 2007.

Updated 2018