Julie Forrester lives in Cork, Ireland. She has been making art with people since her return to Cork in the 1990s. All the time she maintains a studio practice. Sometimes these entities, mere fragments, escape into the world, but the studio is really where its at.
Julie was a member of Backwater Artists Group for many years until she branched off into her own space. She has been artist in residence at BAG and with Triskel Arts Centre. She has worked with Cork’s Art Trail where she was project manager of Soundworks and edited SOUNDWORKS For those Who have Ears with Danny McCarthy, Julie became Art Trail’s artistic director in 2006/07. Julie was one of the initial crew on Cork Community Art Link and has worked with groups across Cork City. She has produced a number of works under the per cent for Art scheme for the Department of Education and has also worked on projects for local authorities. Her work has been shown in Galleries nationwide, most recently on the Virtually There Tour. She is currently working on a body of work for exhibition in 2018.
When not in the studio Julie currently works with The Crawford Art Gallery, running The Thursday Club and Arts and Minds programmes and the popular Animation Summer Camps. She has been involved with Kids Own Publishing Partnership since the millennium and is currently artist in Residence on the Virtually There Project at Killard House.
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