A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their own abode.

I am an artist who explores seemingly trivial household objects and remakes these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body and, consequently, drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.

Julia Douglas, Highly Sprung at Drum Castle

HIGHLY SPRUNG

2015 – Human Presence, Aberdeen Art Gallery at Drum
12,500 Clothes pegs

Julia Douglas, Bone Aid
Julia Douglas, Bone Aid

BONE-AID

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Screen-printed sticking plasters and digital printed card
Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 4cm

Julia Douglas, Highly Sprung

HIGHLY SPRUNG

1999 – MA Art & Design
12,500 Clothes pegs
Dimensions: Variable

Julia Douglas, DIY Home comforts

D.I.Y. HOME COMFORTS

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Awarded the Sally Schofield Memorial Prize at VAS, 2006
Digital prints on paper – Limited edition of 20
Dimensions: Variable, pack: 23x16cm

Julia Douglas, DIY Home comforts (knitted)

D.I.Y. HOME COMFORTS (KNITTED)

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Knitted Wool
Dimensions: As each original object

Julia Douglas, DIY Home comforts (felted)

D.I.Y. HOME COMFORTS (FELTED)

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Felted Merino Wool
Dimensions: As original object

Julia Douglas, Abandoned
Julia Douglas, Abandoned

ABANDONED

2008 – The Park Gallery, Falkirk
Wood, metal and cotton

Julia Douglas, Scarred

SCARRED

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil and medical thread on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

Julia Douglas, Implements for Preservation
Julia Douglas, Implements for Preservation

IMPLEMENTS FOR PRESERVATION

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
C-Type prints
Framed Dimensions: 90x28cm

Julia Douglas, Accoutrement

ACCOUTREMENT

2002 – Creative & Technical Skills Training Programme,
Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA) Print Studio.
Screen-print

Julia Douglas, Tick Tick Broom

TICK TICK BROOM

2015 – Visual Arts Scotland (VAS),
The Scottish National Gallery, RSA, Edinburgh
Broom, matches, glue

Julia Douglas, Prayer Gloves (Progress)

PRAYER GLOVES (PROGRESS)

2000 Artist in Residence, Deveron Arts, Huntly
Snap fastener, thread

Julia Douglas, Keep The Fires Burning I

KEEP THE FIRES BURNING

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
C-Type print of installation

Julia Douglas, The Old Chanty
Julia Douglas, The Old Chanty

THE OLD CHANTY

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
Knitted, felted wool

Julia Douglas, Hidden Truth
Julia Douglas, Hidden Truth (detail)

HIDDEN TRUTH

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Found chair, needlepoint, screen print

Julia Douglas, Model/Series
Julia Douglas, Model/Series

MODEL / SERIES

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Found object and screen printed paper plates
Dimensions: Each plate 24x24cm

Julia Douglas, Mother Earth

MOTHER EARTH

2000 – Commission from the Sustrans National Cycle Network
Erected in Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Steel, electric fencing wire and tensioners

Julia Douglas, Broken Arm

BROKEN ARM

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

Julia Douglas, Broken Leg

BROKEN LEG

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

Julia Douglas, Charity

CHARITY

1999 – MA Art & Design
Dusters, straps, buckles and wadding
Dimensions: Dress size 10

Julia Douglas, For Your Own Good

FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
Made collaboratively with people in Helmsdale
Knitted and felted wool

Julia Douglas, Close-Knit

CLOSE-KNIT

2013 – Timespan, Helmsdale.
A digital book for the iPad,
published by Coffee Table.
Read more…

Julia Douglas, One Perfectly Good Bucket

ONE PERFECTLY GOOD BUCKET

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
Found bucket, string

Douglas, Waddle and Wilson, A Wee Bit of Light Relief

A WEE BIT OF LIGHT RELIEF

2009 – Made collaboratively with Clare Waddle and Rebecca Wilson.
Bone china, chain and light fitting.
Read more…

Julia Douglas, A Wee Bit Of Light Relief in The C Word, Craft Scotland

THE C WORD

2009 – A Wee Bit of Light Relief featured in The C Word campaign.
A Craft Scotland advert that was played in cinemas around the UK and on STV.
Watch the advert…

Julia Douglas, Cheesecloth

CHEESECLOTH

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Whitework embroidery
Dimensions: 30x24cm

Julia Douglas, Fold It
Julia Douglas, Fold It

FOLD IT

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Screen printed cotton

Julia Douglas, The Family Silver

THE FAMILY SILVER

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Hand-made paper casts and ink
Dimensions: variable

Julia Douglas, Carpet Slippers

CARPET SLIPPERS

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
C-Type print of plastic carpet protection slippers
Dimensions: 50x40cm

Julia Douglas, Broken Heart

BROKEN HEART

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

Julia Douglas, Another Good Drying Day
Julia Douglas, Another Good Drying Day

ANOTHER GOOD DRYING DAY

1999 – MA Art & Design
C Type print

Julia Douglas, Tension

TENSION

1998 – BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Decoration
Screen-printed linen
Dimensions: 200x120cm