Julie Millowick has work in the collections of the NGA, NGV, State Library of Victoria, National Library of Australia, Monash Gallery of Art as well as other public and private collections.
Her commercial work included clients: Mayne Nickless, Westpac, State Bank, Victorian Arts Centre, Australian Wheat Board and the Australian Wool Corporation.
In 2015 Julie retired from a .75 appointment at La Trobe University where she taught Photography & Photojournalism.. Julie continues to work commercially but her priority is now personal documentary work involving long-term explorations.
“This image is from of a body of work called Very Good Drying Weather. The series acknowledges and celebrates the visual beauty of that most common of domestic tasks – washing clothes. The phrase, Very Good Drying Weather, has been made by generations of women across many cultures. This routine domestic occurrence, so evocative of the Australian backyard, from the formal rotary clothesline through to any location where a rope can be strung up, has, to a large extent been replaced by the power hungry clothes-dryer. Let’s hope, as we become more carbon-aware the humble clothes-line makes a welcome return.”