“I have spent most of the last 40 years making things like paintings, gardens, houses, jokes, music and babies. Now I concentrate on paintings and music.”
Julie has a long and varied personal history in the arts, which includes community based arts projects and music programmes. Julie’s practice now involves the absorption, digestion and reinterpretation of the landscapes around her, be it from a car window or a walk in the bush. Environmental issues like habitat reduction, the clearing of swamps and prime agricultural land to make way for housing development, mono cropping and climate change are some of the themes behind the work.
Recently Julie has been exploring bricolage, small sculpture working with recycled, scavenged or reclaimed materials. Julie exhibits locally, supporting local galleries and from the home studio with partner Malcolm King – Kingstudio, Maclean.