Julia Powles is an an artist-curator living in West Melbourne. Projects include The Past is Perfect, a project examining the relationship between photography and false memory syndrome, Start, an investigation into artist decision-making, for which in 2012 she was awarded the Ursula Hoff Scholarship for Art History by the Univeristy of Melbourne, My House is Too Small, an ongoing series of artist residencies conducted in her West Melbourne apartment, Miss Peabody in the Pub, a joint project with Melbourne University and the Lincoln Hotel, and PolarMark, an artist/curator collaborative exhibition held at Project Space, RMIT. Research interests include art and politics, the role of gender in response to the built and natural environment, and the archive as self-defining narrative. As an artist she has held group and solo exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. Julia has twice received Australia Council New Work Grants, most recently in 2009 for her ongoing series of works, The Rochester Project, an investigation into the reported sighting of UFO’s over Northern Victoria in the 1970’s.