Since completing a BA (Hons) in Textiles and a postgraduate MA in Art & Design in 1999 at Grays School of Art, she has worked continuously as an artist, being selected for 4 fully funded artist residencies with Deveron Arts, Gracefield Arts Centre, Hospitalfield House and Timespan.
She has exhibited extensively in solo, two person and group exhibitions, including annually as a Professional Member of Visual Arts Scotland in their annual exhibition and has won 9 awards in this time, including the Richard Coley Award for Sculpture in 2011 and the Russell Trust Prize in 2008 for her work ‘Highly Sprung‘, now housed in the permanent collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
Over the years she has worked with many galleries and arts organisations predominantly on display, sales and education, including the Society of Scottish Artists, Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Royal Scottish Academy, Peacock Visual Arts, Craft Scotland, The Fruitmarket Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery.
She now works with artists, arts organisations and small businesses to create affordable, self-manageable websites. See examples of her websites here.
Julia also currently runs a contemporary art centre in South West France alongside her husband Colin Usher, providing residencies for artists, writers, musicians and all other creative practitioners. Find out more on the Studio Faire website.
Please get in touch to talk to Julia about commissioning a website or to find out more about residencies at Studio Faire. Thanks!