Julia Straiton

Profile

Julia’s first involvement with textiles as an art form was back in the 1980s when she worked in three-dimensional soft sculpture under the tutelage of Victoria Bartlett at Morley College, London. More recently she attended the Creative Textile Workshop at East Berkshire College, Windsor acquiring various contemporary techniques and skills.

Much of her practice entails layering and fusing textile, paper and thread creating detailed and lively images many based on those found in medieval illuminated manuscripts and the delicate fragments of English stained glass.

More recently she has been inspired by the colourful vibrancy of 20th century German Expressionism and has also now developed an interest in the naive folk art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries!

Qualifications

1997 BA, The Open University.
1978/80 Soft Sculpture Workshop, Morley College, London.
1960/61 Stage Design, Central School of Art, London.
1957 Diploma [Hons.], Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

Exhibitions

2020
April 4 – 28 June.  HapticArt, “Abingdon Treasures”, Abingdon County Hall Museum, Abingdon, OX14 3HG

2019
July 8-21.  HapticArt, “Colour” The Fountain Gallery, East Molesey, Surrey.
June 8 – 23.  Bucks Art Weeks, Cuddington, Bucks.

2018
Jun 9 – 24.  Bucks Art Weeks, Cuddington, Bucks.

2017
Sept 13 – Oct 1 HapticArt “Colour”, The Riverhouse Gallery, Walton-on-Thames.
June 17 – 25, Bucks Open Studios, The Old Place, Cuddington, Bucks.

Contact

E-mail:  juliastraiton@googlemail.com