Julia Burns is a new media artist based in Sydney, Australia.
Recipient of the Freedman Foundation Scholarship 2010, FUSE and Videotage Residency in Hong Kong (2009), and Marrickville Arts and Culture Grant 2009.
She exhibited Osage Gallery Kwun Tong Hong Kong in 2011 and 2009, at Griffith Regional Arts Gallery for d/Lux/Media/Arts Regional Tour 2010, beta_space The Powerhouse Museum (2008), Cleveland Street Theatre (2009), and First Draft Gallery (2008).
She has done public performances at Bondi Beach (2010), Newtown Square and Martin Place (2009). In 2009 she published with ACM Press and presented an artwork developed as a result of her Masters of Computer Science Thesis at the Creativity Cognition 2009 Conference at UC Berkeley, California.
"The core themes that I address in my art are issues related with personal psychological entrapment and blocks that hinder the development of individuals to reach their full potential. I address these themes in the form of performance based videos and time-based sculpture, by creating quotidian tragedies within an allegorical context. These narratives are very personal in nature and feature a key character that is experiencing their fate. The characters seldom try to break free from their state; rather we watch them as they struggle within it."