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.

Much of her practice entails layering and fusing textile, paper and stitch creating figurative images based on medieval illuminated manuscripts and delicate fragments of English stained glass.  In contrast her experimental new work shows the influence of the colourful vibrancy of 20th century German Expressionism and the European artist and designer, Sonia Delaunay.

Qualifications

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

2019
July 8-21.  HapticArt, The Fountain Gallery, East Molesey, Surrey.

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