Exhibition: Moving Bodies by Julie Ann. Ground Floor Gallery 19th October to 3rd December 2023.

Private view Thursday 19th October 6.30 to 9.30
Ground Floor Gallery

Expressed on paper from observation and sensation, drawn in charcoal, pastels, watercolour and gouache, and possibly later unified or embellished from memory and imagination, to go beyond the actual observed and felt moment.
Most of the works in this exhibition were created initially in a life-drawing course at the Royal Drawing School and special thanks go to the tutor Dilip Sur and all the excellent models.

It was in her thirties in Japan, where Julie Ann lived and worked for ten years, that she began drawing in charcoal and painting in oils. Back in England, she completed an MA in Women’s Studies with a thesis on Japanisme and Sexuality, investigating the influence of Japanese art on the representation of women and sexuality in French art from the 1850s to the turn of the century. After that, while teaching ESOL, she studied Fine Art part time, first for a BA at London Metropolitan University, followed by an MA at Middlesex University. The main focus of the MA was walking as art, medium and form. Since then, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, often with The Tunnel and sometimes in collaboration with other artists. Her practice has embraced walking, installation with found or made objects, photography, sound and even baking. Meanwhile, she has done numerous courses, mainly with the Royal Drawing School, to develop her prime interest which is drawing and painting from observation and memory.
This is her second solo show at Hundred Years Gallery.

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