Meet the Artists in the Park – Julia Midgley

This week, we’re focusing on our four fabulous artists and writers who will be leading our online Art in the Park sessions in partnership with Knowsley Safari.

First up is Julia Midgley, a documentary artist and printmaker who will be leading the Staffin’ the Safari sessions (starting on 1st February at 10am). Over the four weekly sessions, Julia will help discover how keepers and animals work together for the benefit of wellbeing and conservation, capturing it on paper.

Julia’s work is held in public, private, and corporate collections. Direct observational drawing provides the bedrock for her practice. Sketchbook pages contain drawn records of live action, particularly in the workplace where she acts as a graphic journalist or Fly-on-the-Wall. Reportage or Documentary Drawing is an important element of her studio output – these are some of her fabulous images created on-site at Knowsley Safari of the staff and animals to give you a hint of her style.

A frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition, she is the recipient of National awards for drawing, painting, and printmaking. In 2016, examples of her work were shortlisted for the Derwent and Ruskin Drawing prizes. She has undertaken numerous high-profile Reportage commissions and projects in numerous locations: construction of a new LJMU Art School building; capturing everyday office life at law firm DLA Piper, standing in the press pen at Bechers Brook, working in archaeological trenches at Stonehenge; drawing in surgical operating theatres, and on board an EH 101 Merlin helicopter with the Tactical Medical Wing, RAF Brize Norton.

We are thrilled to have Julia on board for Art in the Park – have you booked your free place yet? https://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/…/art-in…/

Find out more about Julia at her website http://www.juliamidgley.co.uk/documentary.html