My work is driven by everyday life and often addresses our unacknowledged response to it. It brings attention to our sometimes hidden emotions, and actively seeks to restore balance and harmony.
Primarily, as a maker, my intention is to find and develop equilibrium within myself, through the creative process. The practice of facing dilemmas and purposefully bringing them to the fore rests on the coordination of body, mind and emotions. Slow production time, the use of hand tools, familiar methods and traditional materials, creates a space for the idea to develop. The end result becomes a coherent expression of resolution; an harmonious dialogue between the inner and outer worlds.
A lifelong interest in the linking of personal development with creative practice was formalised by 4 years of study which led to a BA(Hons) degree in Interactive Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Artist Website: http://juliasartworks.wordpress.com
Holmes Chapel,South Cheshire
Exhibitions, Workshops and Events
'Home', Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham
Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield,Cheshire
Visual Arts Cheshire Open Exhibition, THe New GAllery, Northwich
Responses to the Landscape of Wales by CAN, Theatre Clywd,Mold,Flintshire
Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Open Exhibition, Castle Park Arts, Frodsham
CAN Showcase, Lyceum Theatre,Crewe
Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
Midsummer Night's Dream, Castle Park Arts,Frodsham
Free For Arts Festival, Piccadilly Place, Manchester
Big Green Festival, Chorlton, S. Manchester