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Julie Ryder is a textile designer and artist who specialises in exclusive fabrics for interiors, fashion and homewares. She has gained international acclaim for her work which incorporates innovative mark making techniques together with more traditional methods of surface design and digital printing.
Initially trained in science, Ryder graduated in Studio Textiles at the Melbourne College of Textiles in 1990, and completed a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) degree at the Australian National University, School of Art in 2004. Ryder has maintained an active professional studio practice, and has taught in tertiary institutions and community organizations, for over 24 years.
In 2005, Ryder was awarded the inaugural ANAT Synapse New Media Artist in Residence at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, where she worked closely with Dr Christine Cargill, Curator of the Cryptogam Herbarium. She has been the recipient of many awards and grants, most notably the Gold Medal at the 1997 International Textile Design Competition in Taegu, Korea, the 2004 CAPO Singapore Airlines Award, as well as project and development grants from the Australia Council and artsACT. She has been awarded many national and international arts residencies, including the 2013 Asialink Visual Arts Residency at Rimbun Dahan in Malaysia, and the 2015 GLINT residency at the Canberra Glassworks and Megalo Print Studios.
Ryder has exhibited 20 solo, and over one hundred group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, and is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Powerhouse Museum; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the Textile Museum in Tilberg, Netherlands; the Tamworth City Gallery. and many other public and private collections worldwide.