Although my interest in wool and other fibres goes back many years, it was my discovery of felt-making in 2006 that opened up a new world of creative expression. I especially enjoy its sculptural qualities, and exploring surface textural effects.
Inspiration comes from emotions, politics, word-play and the environment. Three of the photos displayed here reflect my current interest in burls.
Julie lives with her partner near Moruya on the NSW south coast. She works part-time as a pharmacist to support her passion.
Felt tutors have included Anita Larkin, Anne Johnston, Liz Evans, Raewyn Penrose, Rachel Meek , Catherine O’Leary, and Sachiko Kotaka.
In 2011 the focus of her skills development has been stitch with Jan Irvine-Nealie; print & dye with Tony Dyer; and multi media with Lorna Crane.
2006 EFTAG Jeans for Genes , The Barn, Malabar Dr, Moruya
2008 FibreWorks, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2009 Winter Blues, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2009 Au Naturel, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2010 Creative Undercurrents, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2010 Tree of Life, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2008 Journeys of Grief, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2009 Rapt in Felt, CSIRO Discovery Centre, A.C.T
2010 Rapt in Felt, CSIRO Discovery Centre, A.C.T
Gallery contact Julie’s work is frequently displayed in the Eurobodalla Visitors Centre Gallery, Batemans Bay.