Julia Stewart

'Porcelain Impression'

moulded porcelain, boxed

from Miniatures - December 2016/January 2017


charcoal on paper


Artist's Statement

Amy has spent all of her long life

farming around Lismore environs.

She has many family links

with people in this Region.

Good times and hard times

are etched into her face.

Though still a matriarch,

things rapidly changed for her in 2012.

This portrait was my way to digest the impact

of her changed situation on our family

and also capture her steely approach to life,

particularly in adverse times

like a true woman of the land.


Whilst drawn and weathered,

she remains focused and feisty.

 - Julia Stewart, June 2013

from the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize 2013

Salon des Refuses - June 2013

From the 21st May to 4th June 2013,

Julia Stewart exhibited in

The Stoneylee - a collective fusion

by the stoneylee art collective.

The opening celebration took place

on Friday 24th May from 7pm.

Artist's Statement - Julia Stewart, May 2013

For this exhibition I chose to present the nuances

of a repetitive form. In this context the common teacup

lends itself well. My focus is to capture the elegance

 - the curve of the cup, and the simplicity

 – the minimal use of colour. Subtleties of form are

disclosed when displayed on mass. Another intention is to

celebrate the inherent beauty of this relatively small

yet frequently used domestic object.

To counterbalance the teacup display I have created

an installation based on a large abstract winged form.

I wanted to be playful and this time not be bound

by any traditional object or form.

All the work is slip cast and gas fired.

Main pic - 'Plate Installation'

recycled plates with decal dec