Approved: 01.12.2015

Julie Cassels

Artist, Digital designer, Film-maker, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 01.12.2015

The photographic image is fundamental to my practice, using it as the medium to explore the relationship between a still image, the photographic sequence and a moving image. Outside the confines of conventional photographic forms, I use the camera to record unregistered visual aspects of time and space. My work encompasses video installation, photographic collage and digitally reconstructed objects.

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  • Location: Manchester, North West
  • Artforms: Film & video, Installation
  • Tags: commission video cullercoats artist sitter installation, video sitter photography artist
 
 
 

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    Biography

    The photographic image is fundamental to my practice, using it as the medium to explore the relationship between a still image, the photographic sequence and a moving image. Outside the confines of conventional photographic forms, I use the camera to record unregistered visual aspects of time and space. My work encompasses video installation, photographic collage and digitally reconstructed objects.

    My work often has historical references, with a particular interest in the aesthetics of textiles and clothing, as they occur in all aspects of daily life. The work is inspired by the depiction of fabric in all art forms, throughout art history, along with its interpretation and relevance.

    During my research I read about Aldous Huxley, who experienced an awakening to the meditative power of drapery during a monitored experimentation with Mescaline in the early 1950’s. He commented that what he experienced had shown him into an artist’s mind, captivated by the beauty of folds of cloth. The implication that this opening of his mind gave access to an otherwise unappreciated artist’s view point made me question the extent to which my own view was untypical. My practice explores this view.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications
     2004-2005 – MA Textiles/Fashion at Manchester Metropolitan University.
     2001-2004 – BA Visual Arts (Hons.) Degree at Salford University. (First)
     2000-2001 – BTEC Arts Foundation Course, South Trafford College, (Dist)

    Awards

    2016/17 -    AA2A Residency Scheme - University of Chester

    Sept 2015 - Micro Commission - Waterside Arts Centre

    2011/12 -    AA2A Residency Scheme – Manchester Metropolitian University

    2008/9   -    AA2A Residency Scheme - Manchester Metropolitan University
    2006      -    Creative Industries (Trafford) - Development Fund
    2004      -    Hedley Bursary, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Selected Exhibitions

    17 Nov- 18 Feb 2018  ‘New Light Prize Exhibtion’ ,Bowes Museum, DL12 8NP

    07 Jul - 09 Jul 2017 'Suite @ the Horsfall', The Horsfall, 87 Great Ancoats St, Manchester.

    06 Jun - 13 Jun 2017 'Residents', at Forum Shopping Centre, Chester.

    05 May - 01 Jul 2017 'Chester Military Museum Design Challenge' Chester Military Museum.

    12 Jan - 27 Jan 2017  'Legacy', at Manchester School of Art, Benzie Building, MMU, Manchester

    03 Nov - 10 Nov 2016 'Hard Focus: The Physicality of Photography', Artwork Atelier, Salford

    07 Mar - 04 Apr Aperture Greater Manchester Media Art Exhibition, Media City, Salford Quays.

    2rd Sept – 26th Oct 2015 Waterside 1-0, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

    Mar 2015 'The Imaginary Museum: Art Library as Archive', Leeds College of Art, Library.

    21 June – 26 July 2014 ‘Moving Textiles’, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury

    24 May – 08 June 2014 ‘Timeslip’, Venue FaB2, Bath

    From 8 Mar 2013  ‘Whatcombe Bodice’, Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester

    28 Sept - 8 Oct 2012 ‘Access All Areas’, Holden Gallery, Manchester

    8 Aug - 12 Aug ‘SCAN.IT,Gallery40, Brighton

    28 Apr - 27 June 2012 Oriel Davies Gallery Open, Newtown, Powys

    24 Nov - 18 Dec 2011 Suite Studios curated show, Cornerhouse, Manchester
    8 May - 4 June 2011 – ‘Photosensitive’,OneChurchStreet Gallery, Gt. Missenden  

    15 May - 10 June 2009 – ‘Travelling Light’, London E5 8NN / Venice Biennial
    8 Jun - 20 Jul 2008 -'Through the Lens', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    8 Feb - 15 Mar 2008 - 'What Happens Next', P.M. Gallery, London

    21 Mar - 20 Apr 2007 - 'Film Still', Stroud House Gallery, Stroud

    19 Oct - 26 Oct 2006 - 'Objects in Waiting', End Gallery, Psalter Lane, Sheffield

    19 May - 15 Jun 2006 - 'Threadbare’, Lauriston Gallery, Waterside Arts Centre