Australia Council for the Arts Residency
Julie Blyfield makes jewellery, small-scale vessels and sculptural objects. Inspired by the botanical landscape in Australia, Julie's favoured medium is silver. This she uses in its softer pure form as well as in its stronger alloyed form - sterling silver. Her jewellery and vessels are characterised by seductive textured surfaces created using traditional silversmithing techniques such as hammering, chasing, punching and piercing.
Her work is in many public collections including: Aberdeen Art Galleries and Museums, Aberdeen, UK; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Australia Council for the Arts
Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.
For more information visit australiacouncil.gov.au