My artwork dwells on qualities of quietness and intimacy, cherishing the extraordinary within the ordinary.

As an Arteologist enjoying discoveries from the natural world, archives and imagination, pondering, noticing and wondering is delightful. The pieces I create reflect my observations and tell their own story.

The art of collecting, both physical gathering and accumulation of thoughts, inspires me. My gathering is reflected in the materials I choose. I seek to provoke a balance between contemplative experience and a sense of fun. Key threads explored within my practice include fragility, protection and preservation. In my spare time I am a hedge-watcher.

Julie Smith

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MA Fine Art: Drawing           Sept 2004       Wimbledon School of Art

BA (Hons.) Fine Art                 June 1998      Cardiff Institute – School of Art

P.G.C.E.                                  June 2008


Selected Exhibitions/Residencies

2019 Fifty Bees 111, (114) selected, participating artist, Brewhouse Art Centre, Taunton

2019 ARTeology exhibition, Trowbridge Town Hall Art Centre, exhibition, facilitator, artist

2018, open exhibition, Swindon Museum and Art gallery, selected

2018/19 , ARTeology project/exhibition, Chippenham museum, exhibition, facilitator, artist

2018,          On the horizon line,  Darkroom Expresso, Faringdon Road, Swindon, exhibition

2018             ARTeology exhibition, Manger Barn, Lacock, exhibition, joint facilitator, artist

2017/2018  ARTeology project, Creative  Wiltshire, exhibition, facilitator, artist

2016              'The Occasion' - Joint  Exhibition with Mervyn Grist, The Vaults, Bradford-on-Avon.

2016              'The Occasion', Artist in Residence, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre.

2015               A Time and A Place, An exploration of artists’ residencies, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Exhibition, Symposium, Workshop

2014               Edge to Edge 3, drawing, works on paper collection, John Creasey, Young Gallery, Salisbury, Exhibition

2014               Art from the Archives, Exploring Ephemera, Young Gallery, Salisbury, Exhibition, Curator

2013/14         Semantic Archive project, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, lead artist/initiated project/collaboration

2013               Open Exhibition Drawing, Salisbury Arts Centre, selected

2012/13         Woodchester Mansion, Residency, Exhibition

2013 -             Lane House Gallery, Bath, selected artist

2013               Black Swan, open, Frome, selected

2012               Open Water, Mottisfont, National Trust, Hampshire, selected

2012               Domino Effect, BV Studios Gallery Space, Bedminster, Bristol, selected

2011               Art in Box, One Church St. Gallery, Great Missenden, selected

2011               RWA Open Photography, RWA, Bristol, selected

2011               Making Notes, St. Giles Church, Gt. Coxwell, Oxfordshire,  Installation/collaboration with audio artist

2010/11         Slowing Down, Malmesbury Town Hall Gallery, Malmesbury, Exhibition

2010               Hurry Slowly, Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage, Oxfordshire, Residency, Exhibition

2009/10         A Few words, Voltaire Room and Vestibule, Taylor Inst. Oxford, Exhibition

2008/9           Voltaire and Reading room, Taylor Inst, Oxford, Residency

2009               The Dairy, Open Studios, Gt. Coxwell, Oxfordshire, Exhibition

2009               Part One Gallery, Salisbury, Exhibition

2007               Somewhere Else – We are all made of Stars, Preston Park Church,

                        Preston Park, Brighton, Installation, Collaboration

2007               Moods, Penningtons, Newbury, selected

2004               MA Final Show, Wimbledon School of Art, Exhibition

                        Diploma – The Centre for Drawing, WSA, London, Exhibition

                        ING – London & Discerning Eye, ING Bank, London, selected

2003               MA Selected, Truman Brewery, London, selected

                        Group Show, WSA, London


Research Interests

MA Research paper: Seeing is not as simple as it looks

Semantic Archive: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre