Julia McKenzie

Julia’s drawings and prints are drawn from natural forms in her immediate environment that have been eroded, buffeted and broken down.

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Julia McKenzie trained at Camberwell School of Art and have a BA degree in Fine Art. My work is primarily drawing based layered with paper cuts and collage. I also produce limited edition screen prints.

I am interested in drawing and exploring what I find in my immediate environment.

I look for the evidence of nature I can hold in my hand from my suburban garden to what I discover on my travels to the sea or the countryside. Nature makes me a witness to events, creatures and objects I don’t always fully understand; my drawings and collections of things help me form a bridge between my urban living and the natural world.

I look for bones, plants, insects and birds. I like residues and husks of animals, plants or minerals that have survived long enough for me to find and examine. I celebrate the fragile, the forgotten, the broken and the beautiful.