Approved: 31.12.2010

Julie Lawrence

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 31.12.2010

My work explores the transient relationship between light, matter and movement. Responding to the coastal landscape, I strive to frame an ever changing coastline, and evoke memories, visions and feelings associated with the fleeting and ephemeral nature of place.      Inspired by incidental and often magical moments of light, I invite the viewer to find a still centre and quiet psychological territory and an inner sense of place and time.

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    Artist Statement

    My work explores the transient relationship between light, matter and movement. Responding to the coastal landscape, I strive to frame an ever changing coastline, and evoke memories, visions and feelings associated with the fleeting and ephemeral nature of place.      Inspired by incidental and often magical moments of light, I invite the viewer to find a still centre and quiet psychological territory and an inner sense of place and time.

    Rooted in the painting language of Romanticism, I respond initially very instinctively through pastel drawings and then develop these slowly and intuitively into oil paintings.  Hovering between representation and abstraction, there is a sense of liminality which runs throughout my work, which borders the threshold between nostalgic association and something unknown.

    CV & Education

    Relevant qualifications:

    BA First class ( Hons ) Art with Theology and religious studies, University of Chester

    PGCE( Primary) PGCE Special Needs,University of Chester

    MA in fine Art (2009) University of Chester

    Exhibitions:

    2019

    Staacks December exhibition

    Liverpool Collection Dot-art gallery 21st November- January

    'Hilbre Interpretations'  Staacks Gallery,  Group exhibition running throughout October 2019

    'Transient Light' Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings: Staacks Gallery, August 2019

    Wirral Society of Arts Exhibition,  Williamson Art Gallery, August 2019

    Liverpool art fair June -september2019

    Grosvenor Museum Chester open exhibition May 2019- September 2019

     

    2018 

    Staacks gallery Christmas exhibition ( December 2018)

    Solo exhibition Cass art Liverpool ( October 2018)

    'Light on Water' exhibition Dot -art gallery Liverpool August 11th 2018

    Solo exhibition 'Stillness and Movement' Staacks gallery West Kirby ( July 2018)

    Our eARTh Climate Change  exhibition KUNSTHUIS  Gallery North Yorkshire March2018 -March 2019

     

    2017

    John Moores University Collection 

    National Open Art Competition London November 2017( Regional prizewinner)

     Open Art Exhibtion Grosvenor Museum Chester: 9th March-21st June 2017

    The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017 Mall galleries, London.  21st February 2017

    2015:2016

    Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 12th-June 18th 2016

    'Breath of Nature': Anniversary exhibition of Boundary Art, Cardiff. 27th March 2016- 1st May 2016

    'Identity'  Art with a Heart Altringham ( Jan  2016)

    PARTIA: Winter 2015 solo exhibition,Aintree university hospital

    Waterside 1-0  solo micro-commission  Manchester March 2015 ( Solo exhibition and award)

    Fotospace open submission 3, (finalist) Fife January  2015

    Exhibitions 2014

    Seeing Beckett' Contemporary art space, Chester ( alongside 'Staging Beckett at the Margins' conference Sept 12th) and then Liverpool John Moores University as part of the Liverpool Irish festival 23rd October- 3rd November 2014

    Searching: Unexpected Treasures Bridewell studios and gallery Liverpool 12-21 September 2014

    Open studios tour. June 2014

    Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 23rd 2014 - June 21st 2014

    Solo Exhibition: February 2014 -May 31st 2014 'U hang exhibition,' ArtGene', Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

     Exhibitions 2013 - 2009

    Monochramatic exhibition in verge, Glasgow artists studios, Glasgow -

    'Herstory' , The Link Gallery, Winchester -

    'Archive 'Group, Theater Clywdd,

    - Recollection, Chapel gallery, St. Helens Road, Ormskirk, Liverpool

    - Lancashire Open exhibition Chapel gallery 

    - MA Graduate show, Kingsway, University of Chester, Chester 2009