Approved: 31.12.2010

Julie Lawrence

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 31.12.2010

My work explores ideas of impermanence through the ephemeral nature of light and movement, and has an on-going concern with the relationship between matter and light. 

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    Artist Statement

    My work explores ideas of impermanence through the ephemeral nature of light and movement, and has an on-going concern with the relationship between matter and light. 

    Hovering between representation and abstraction there is an interplay between traditional notions of the sublime, and a liminal sense of identity and place.

    Striving for a sense of something tangible within the intangible, I invite the viewer to find a still centre and quiet psychological territory 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) ,University of Chester

    Post graduate certificate in Special Needs Education.

    MA in fine Art (2009) University of Chester

    Exhibitions:

    2020

    Online Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair Curated collection (13 November-December 2020)

    Ty Pawb Open exhibition Wrexham( An exhibition celebrating lockdown creativity ) Virtual tour 16th October

    Forthciming: Solo exhibition Cass art Liverpool ( November 2020 TBC)

    Chester Cathedral group exhibition WSA ( Postponed)

     Staacks gallery July 2020

    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

    Awards

    Visual Artists Association Finalist Emerging artist awards 2020 October 2020

    National Open art competition 2017.  North of England artist of the Year

    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