Julie Cassels Cheshire, United Kingdom
After an initial career as a Systems Analyst, I took a career break, to raise a family, I studied Visual Arts (Salford University), 2004, then an M.A. in Textiles/Fashion (Manchester Metropolitan University) 2005. I have a studio at Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC, Manchester. My work has been exhibited widely. I received an ACE DYCP grant in 2021 for my project, ‘We View Things Differently Now'.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is initiated by historical research and highlights in the aesthetics of textiles and clothing throughout art history. The photographic image is fundamental to the different facets of my practice, using it to explore the relationship between a still image, the photographic sequence and the moving image. The tension I find between the photograph and its eventual form has led me to return photographs back to three-dimensions, with work that is an amalgamation of sculpture, photography and textile. As a perpetual analyst I reflect on the individuality of seeing and visual perception, illuminating them with work that encompasses video installation, photographic collage, digital reconstructions and low relief canvasses.