Kirkby Gallery: Julia Midgley: Drawing a Record Private View

Kirkby Gallery: Julia Midgley: Drawing a Record Private View

Kirkby Gallery: Julia Midgley: Drawing a Record Private View

Venue: Kirkby Gallery
Date(s): 11.4.24
Time(s): 17:30 - 19:30


Julia Midgley: Drawing a Record

Private View
Thursday 11 April 5.30-7.30pm RSVP only
Teacher First Preview
Thursday 18 April 3.45-4.30pm
FREE Walk and Talk around the exhibition with Julia
Friday 26 April from 10.30am
Drawing Workshop (£40/person, places are limited)
Tuesday 14 May 10.30am-3.30pm

Be the first to see our new April 2024 exhibition – Julia Midgley: Drawing a Record.

Julia is a printmaker and reportage artist, whose drawings have recorded society at large over decades; illustrating her observations on location. By acting as a fly on the wall, events are recorded as they take place in Julia’s sketchbooks, She does not use a camera, preferring to draw live action directly onto paper.

Julia’s diverse commissions have included drawing a kidney transplant between Mother and Son, witnessing the excavation of skeletons at Stonehenge and drawing surgeons on board a military helicopter.

For the 2002 Biennial she made drawings of life in and around Huyton Village, and in 2021 Julia returned to Knowsley as part of Art in the Park: a collaborative, lockdown project between Knowsley’s Culture Service and Knowsley Safari. In 2022, Julia was involved in Kirkbyography as part of Knowsley Borough of Culture.

The works on show at this exhibition focus on Julia’s projects in Knowsley and the Liverpool City Region.

Teachers and school staff are invited to meet Julia at our Teacher First Behind the Scenes Walk and Talk. See the resources and activities your pupils could enjoy and book your self-led class visit before spaces get filled up!

Email galleries@knowsley.gov.uk
to book your free place(s) at the
Private View or Teacher First