At the beginning of April, Julia was awarded a residency by Edinburgh University to work in collaboration with multi-media artist John McGeoch and science technician Geoff Robbins. Together they have been making interpretations of satellite data, whilst working from home in lockdown. Click here to find out more.
Julia is delivering her dance fitness classes for Inverness and Dingwall online via Zoom. Click here for more info and to donate.
In February 2019, with support from Dance North’s Regional Artist Support programme, I’ve been working with dancer Penny Chivas to begin the research and development of a new work in response to The Morrich More – a large area of saltmarsh and sand dune that extends out into Inver Bay. As a resident of Inver, I’m fascinated by this area and have been asking my neighbours about their experiences of visiting the Morrich and finding out what they’ve brought back.’
‘The Morrich’ project is a work in progress and I’m still gathering stories, objects and ideas.
In November 2016, Julia was awarded an Artist bursary by Janice Parker Projects and the Saltire Society for her Interactive Experiments project to collaborate with young people from SOAR Youth Projects and create a new interactive performance. Julia will deliver the project over the course of a year, visiting SOAR playscheme in school holidays and running monthly workshops at an ‘experiment lab’ at Ardross Community Hall. As Julia has worked with SOAR before, this is a fantastic opportunity to play, create and explore ideas, whilst developing creative relationships with young people with learning disabilities. See the Interactive Experiments page for what’s happened so far.