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Julie Westbury graduated in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art London; she works now with drawing, collage and photography.

Her work is informed by a personal wide - ranging eclectic knowledge of art history, which crosses all times, and civilizations, and both high and low culture. Connected to this is a great love of and familiarity with museums that range from national collections to small local and specific collections.

Her collages that use her photography, found images and painting are about figures in spaces, often with reference to an artifact or painting seen in a museum.

A major concern is also the repetition of images, making patterns in which the identity of the original image is lost. Originally using commercial postcards the work is now constructed from postcards made from her own photographs, which are compelling images in their own right, with a strong consideration of composition, light and colour.

Julie has exhibited widely and her work is included in many collections.
Amongst other exhibitions she has shown with the Crafts Council and in Art Futures with the Contemporary Art Society and has illustrations in a book for Sotheby’s. Photographs exhibited in Turner Contemporary Open originate in the V&A Museum of Childhood.

She has taught in Art Schools and Universities throughout her career.

Julie Westbury