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Julia Clarke in Queens woods with sculpture

About Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke designs and creates sculptural pieces for garden or landscape settings, using mild steel and woven willow. Trained in Fine art Sculpture, she mixes her love of art and design with her passion for gardens and the environment and works using the traditional methods of metalwork and weaving. This year Julia has created nest like sculptures from woven willow to be exhibited at the queens woods art show. She is currently working with clay and mixed media to create sculptures suitable for indoor and outdoor spaces.

Biography / CV of Julia Clarke

June 2016 Artist in residence at Brampton Manor Academy. Creating site specific installation of willow birds, working with years 10 and 12.
April/May 2016 3 week artist school project for BOW ARTS Selwyn and Portway Schools. Working with year 5 creating school installation of birds in flight.
July 2015 Artist in residence Wendell Park Primary School giant willow insects for Art week with every pupil in school
June 2015 Artist in school for Arts week Chesterton Primary School. Created display using art work created with nursery, reception and yr 1 and 2 pupils. for BOW ARTS.
June 2015 Created Abstract Sculptures from Willow with sixth form pupils at St Teresa’s School
May 2015 Exhibited at Saltaire Mill Open Houses exhibition
May 2015 Crouch End Open Studios
May 2015 Exhibited at Hornsey Town Hall- taster exhibition for Crouch End Open Studios
May 2015 resident artist at Selwyn Primary School working with year 2 creating 3d work and display for Fire of London Project for BOW Arts
March 2015 Downsend Pre prep School- 2 living willow teepees for reception and year 1 including willow workshops with pupils.
March–June 2015 Running Greener Minds workshop with Haringey Mind -adults gardening group, learning how to weave and create living willow fence.
Feb 2015 Living willow 20 metre tunnel and living willow playhouses, private garden Egham Surrey
Nov-Feb 2014/2015 Ran 4 sculpture workshops in St Michaels’ Grammar School Finchley for years 8 – 13
Sep 2014 Exhibited large site specific work at Queens Woods art show
June-Aug 2014 Exhibiting at the Karamel club – 2 sculptures in group show
June 2014 Exhibited/participated with GROW-London, Hampstead
May 2014 Exhibition- Artful Nature for the Chelsea Fringe Open Gardens exhibition
May 2014 Open studios weekend with CEOS- Crouch End Open Studios
May 2014 Exhibited large site specific sculpture for group exhibition in the Original Gallery
March 2014 Art in the era of assessment- Exhibition of my sculpture and my students work at the Riverside Studios Hammersmith
Summer 2013 Exhibited 3 woven sculptures at queens woods art show
May-Oct 2013 xhibited large woven vessel in tree in Hilliers Garden annual sculpture Open exhibition
Summer 2012 Exhibited at Queens woods art show, sculptural mobiles.
Autumn 2011 Joint exhibition at the riverside, showed group of woven sculptures.
Summer 2011 Participated in Thames festival Rivers of the World Project- lead teacher.
Spring 2010 Worked with Peer Gallery, Hoxton on site specific painting project
2010 Worked in collaboration with the Whitechapel Art Gallery on Air project, culminating Exhibition at school and Whitechapel, I created sound piece.
Summer 2008 The Wishing Tree Project for Thames Festival
Autumn 2007 Designed and ran workshops for Hornsey Lantern Festival.
October 2007 Created large willow letters spelling ‘policy’ for Educational Charity Edge.
Summer 2007 Butterfly project with Lumina for the Thames Festival, involving recycled materials and workshops with year 6 pupils across London.
Summer 2007 Exhibited at Queens woods art show site specific art work.
July 2007 Large sleeping willow figure for garden at Hampton Court Flower Show, Midsummer Nights dream.
June 2007 Insects from recycled materials Campsbourne School Haringey with year 5.
May 2007 Huge willow and tissue paper insects Beechwood School St Albans year 7.
April 2007 Living willow lattice fence and sculpture Hampstead Heath.
March 2007 Living willow playhouse private commission Hitchin.
March 2006 Living willow tepee at Rokesley School and sculptures.
Sep 2006 Exhibited 3 site specific sculptures at Queens Wood open Art exhibition
May 2005 Artist project at Mossbourne Academy Hackney on sealife sculpture project
Sep 2003 Worked with Rise Phoenix for the Thames festival on lanterns for carnival procession of Owls and dragons
May 2003 Created giant sculptures of birds and fish with Rise phoenix, for the Queens Crescent Festival Camden.
Sep 2002 Worked for Islington Green School as part of the creative Partnerships
Feb 2003 London East on a sea sculptures project with year 10
July 2001 Devised and taught Organic Sculpture weekend workshop at Southill Park Arts centre Bracknell for a group of 15 adults.
June 2001 Worked with primary pupils on light sculptures for the Thames Festival.
April 2001 Worked with Rise phoenix Art Organisation on giant sculpture workshops for camden roundhouse project with primary schools in Camden.
March 2001 Project with year 6 pupils in Ascot Heath Junior School creating a lving willow figure and animals
Feb 2001 Project with yr 9 pupils creating lving willow sculptures of sheep grazing in school grounds.
Feb 2001 Sculptural twin peaked sculpture for pupils to play and discover at Rosemary School for children with special needs, Islington.
Jan 2001 Commission for abstract sculpture Bracknell in clients garden

Awards and Prizes of Julia Clarke

Sep 2013 Exhibited at queens art show site specific large woven sculpture
June-Oct 2013 Exhibited site specific in Hilliers garden Open sculpture exhibition
Summer 2012 Exhibited at Queens woods art show, sculptural mobiles.
Autumn 2011 Joint exhibition at the riverside, showed group of woven sculptures.
Summer 2011 Participated in Thames festival Rivers of the World Project- lead teacher.

Qualifications / Education of Julia Clarke

1981-1988 O Levels: including Maths and English. CEE Art and Design A Levels: Art and English
1988-1989 Central School of Art and Design, London Foundation Course in Art and Design
1989-1992 Central St Martins College of Art and Design, BA in Fine Art Sculpture
1992-1993 Bretton Hall College - PGCE in Art and Design with Technology.
2012-2015 MA Artist Teacher Goldsmiths College London

Completed threshold 1 and 2 in teaching
Summer 12 Completed fine Art Photography course City Lit
On going - Create Drawings, Paintings and abstract sculptures on commission basis for variety of clients. Create willow structures and sculpture
December00 Coiling and twining course with Basket maker Lois Walpole
February 98 Basketry Weaving course with Mary Butcher City Lit London.
Summer 96 Completed a 6 week course on African textile printing at the Horniman Museum.

Teaching Experience

Ongoing Tutor for the Independent Art school, one to one tuition specifically designed for individual students needs
Sep 11-present Part time 3D Art teacher teaching A level Fine Art Btec L2, L3 A level Textiles and Photography William Morris Sixth Form (.6)
Easter 2008 - Head of Art The Bridge Academy Hackney
Summer 2011
Easter 2006 Camden School for Girls London
Easter 2007 Part time teacher of Art years 7 to 12 (.3)
Sep 2004-July 05 Camden School for Girls London
Part time teacher of Art years 7 to12 (.4)
Sep 03-July 04 Camden School for Girls London
Part time Teacher of Art years 7 to 9 (.3)
July 2001- Ran and devised weekend workshops for adults at Southhill Park Arts centre
June 2003 Bracknell
June 2000 Ran workshop at Harrow Teachers Centre "sculpture in the classroom", for key stage 2 Inset day.
Sep 1995 Jun 1998 Charles Edward Brooke School, Stockwell
Part time teacher of Art and Design (. 4)
Teacher to years 7 to 11. Including sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics.
Sep 1996 Jan 1997 Joseph Clarke School, Highams Park
Teacher in charge of Art (.4)
Art teacher to years 7 to 11. All pupils have some form of visual impairment Good Ofsted Inspection.
Sep 1994 Jul 1995 Camden School For Girls
Part time teacher of Art and Design (. 5 Maternity Cover)
Teacher to all years from 7 - 12
Sep 1993 - Jul 1994 The Benjamin Gott High School, Leeds
Subject Leader in Art and Design
Responsible for writing all schemes of work, organising assessment, recording and running the GCSE course. Also, Year 7 Form Tutor.

Price Range of Work

Julia Clarke's work has a price range from £1,084 to £1,250

Mediums utilised

Julia Clarke's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Julia Clarke's work is found in the following categories on site:
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Willow, Bark and mosssculpture / statue / statuette (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
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