MA Art & Design

After completing a BA (Hons) in Design & Craft: Textiles & Surface Decoration in 1998 at Grays School of Art, part of the Robert Gordon University  I decided to continue my studies by embarking immediately on an MA in Art & Design.

Highly Sprung

Julia Douglas, Highly Sprung

Wood and metal (12,500 clothes pegs)

I made this dress out of the springs used in clothes pegs whilst researching the history of laundry. 12,500 clothes pegs were used in the construction, all of which had to be broken and the springs linked together, a process which took hours, was monotonously repetitive and hard on the hands, much like doing the laundry used to be!

Now in the permanent collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Awarded the The Russell Trust Prize in 2008, in Visual Arts Scotland’s Annual Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy.

Photos by William Stark

This is a new website. I will be adding more information about other work completed during my MA shortly.