Julie’s work seeks the beauty of humanity in the everyday. Many works share a strong connection to the environment and our place within it - light streaking through a bottle, an empty staircase leading to the beach, a lone boat moored on a pier. Julie worked as a newspaper journalist for 26 years before moving to Warrnambool, on Victoria’s south west coast, to paint and write. In 2020, she completed a Visual Arts course at South West TAFE that focused on painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
Exhibition history: Group exhibitions – 2022 - Biblio Art Prize finalist, Blarney Art and Book, Port Fairy; Villiers Outback Art Prize finalist, Matilda Regional Gallery, Winton 2021: Finalist Bluethumb Art Prize; Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award (online finalist); Missions to Seamen Maritime Art prize finalist; Camberwell Art Show, Apollo Bay Art Show. 2020: The Warrnibalds, Warrnambool Art Gallery; Biblio Art Prize (online) Blarney Books and Art, Port Fairy; 2018 The Warrnibalds, Warrnambool Art Gallery (runner-up in people’s choice award), Kennedy Prize finalist, RSASA, Adelaide; 2017 Birregurra Art Show; Warrnambool Art Show. 2015: Geelong College Art Show.
Colac Otway Arts Trail respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land - Gulidjan and Gadubanud, Their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and all First Nation’s people of this country