Nationality: New Zealand
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Born: 1952 in Pahiatua, New Zealand

Currently living and working in Christchurch

Julia Morison has exhibited extensively within New Zealand and internationally and has been the recipient of many key awards, grants and residencies. Following on from a Diploma in Graphic Design (1972), an Honours degree in Fine Art from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts (1975) Morison received the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship in 1989 and the Moet & Chandon Fellowship in 1990 which enabled her to travel to France for a year’s residency subsequently becoming her home for the next ten years. In 1999 Morison was appointed Senior Lecturer in Painting at the University of Canterbury, was named New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate in 2005 and was accorded a significant survey exhibition mounted by and exhibited at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2006.