Julia Giles Artwork

Since my initial training as a painter, I have extended my practice to include photography, video, performance, land works and installation. I have used these media to explore the space we inhabit in the interaction between the elements and the land. Most of my work is drawn from the agricultural environment in west Cornwall where I grew up, but I am currently engaged on a project based in an entirely urban setting:

CWND artists' residency
I am very excited to be one of 20 artists on this residency based at the Wood Wharf building site in the Canary Wharf financial district in east London. The residency is organised and lead by artist Andrea Coltman and runs for 3 weeks, 20th July to 10th August 2018. Participating artists will conduct research towards creating new pieces of work about the Canary Wharf district for an exhibition (to be confirmed) next year. I am looking forward to seeing what direction my work will take in response to spending focused time in this unfamiliar setting.

Over the past year...
In January 2018 I took part in a symposium at the University of Creative Arts in Canterbury with a group of six other artists to present the outcomes (and work in progress) of the Woods to Where Else project. The project, which took place in November and December 2017, was based in Kings Wood near Ashford in Kent. It was commissioned by the Stour Valley Creative Partnership and grant funding has been secured for a publication on the project.

The video Another April was awarded third prize at the Harvest Short Film Competition. It was shown at the Harvest Film Festival 2017, Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset on 21st October 2017. The ten shortlisted films will be shown at other venues in London and the south over the coming year. Details to follow.

'Another April' was also shown in the Newlyn Society of Artists'
Critic's Choice exhibition, curated by Nicholas Underwood, Sept 3rd to 24th 2017 at the Tremenheere Gallery, Gulval, nr Penzance, Cornwall

Two paintingswere selected for exhibition at the Harley Open 2017
from June 24th to August 20th
Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshshire.