Artist Talk Well ReceivedJun 4 2012
Sunday June 3rd saw an enthusiastic group of art-lovers assemble at the Norman Gallery in Rathnure for the final day of Julie's exhibition. Those who attended were treated to an insight into the artist's methods and creativity in an intriguing afternoon.
It was yet another rainy June bank holiday in the "Sunny South East", however, despite the inclement weather many people made the trek to the Norman Gallery in Rathnure for a unique insight into Julie and her latest work.
The event was kicked off by gallery owner and curator, Jeremy Hill, who welcomed the crowd and stressed how unusual it was to have a life-sized sculpture of this quality, conceived and cast by the artist without a commission.
Julie then took the audience through the entire process from initial idea, through the armature and clay construction right up to the bronze casting and patination processes. Questions came thick and fast at the end of the presentation with people curious, not only about her motivation and inspiration for the pieces, but also about the technical process of taking a clay piece and turning it into a bronze sculpture. Questions over, Julie took time to let people get hands-on with the tools and materials that she used to create her sculptures.
The talk brought to an end Julie's exhibition at the Norman Gallery. She thanked Jeremy Hill for his help in making the show a success.