Julia Midgley

On September 7, 2017 by Midge

Drawing, Printmaking, Reportage. Etching press, workshop plus portfolios, bargain boxes, and works in progress.

Julia is a member of both the R.E and RWS, her work is found in public, private, and corporate collections – UK and abroad. A regular exhibitor in Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition Julia holds National awards for drawing, painting, and printmaking.



Julia Midgley RE ARWS Dip A.D was a Reader in Documentary Drawing at Liverpool School of Art & Design until 2013;  past Vice President Manchester Academy Fine Art, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

Whilst she is a printmaker specialising in etchings with aquatint, Julia holds national awards for her drawings and watercolours as well as printmaking. Drawing is the bedrock of her practice, she has a long term association with Documentary Drawing/ Reportage. 

Examples of work feature in Private, Public, and Corporate collections e.g. Arts Council England, Wellcome Foundation; National Museum Science and Industry;  Granada Television;  Blackpool Pleasure Beach; DLA Piper; National Army Museum; Clifford Chance. 

Recent Exhibitions include:

2017 Editions Gallery, Liverpool – etchings

2017 Water Paper Paint, Bankside Gallery, London

2017 Manchester Academy Fine Arts exhibition Stockport 

2016 Derwent Drawing prize, shortlist,  London.

2016 John Ruskin Awards shortlist, New Art Gallery Walsall and Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

2016 Shakespeare – A Celebration, Bankside Gallery, London & Globe Theatre London

2015 Reportager Awards exhibition Bristol

2015 Printmakers Portico Gallery Manchester


Awards and/or Publications Awards 

2009 Printmaking Today Award  R.E. Annual Bankside Gallery London

2007 “Coast” Exhibition  Rhyl Museum and Art Gallery

2000 Laing Landscape Prize Major Regional Award

1999 “Drawn from Experience” Exhibition and publication – Royal Liverpool University Hospital

1995 National Open Exhibition Prizewinner Printmakers Council

1995 Rainford Trust Major Award

Other projects and publications include:-
2012 – 14 “War Art & Surgery: The work of Henry Tonks & Julia Midgley”
2007-09 DLA Piper Artist in Residence to LJMU Design Academy
2005 “Amphitheatre” published Chester City Council
2002 “Blackpool Pleasure Beach – A Palette of Life”
2002 “Granada Sketchbook” pub. LJMU, & Arts Council North West.


Email: julia@juliamidgley.co.uk
Website: www.juliamidgley.co.uk
Telephone: 01606 77006

Social Media Links

Twitter: @juliamidgley

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Julia-Midgley/754175007

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midgleyjulia/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julia-midgley/19/23/479

Studio Address:  The Hollies Studio, 79 School Lane, Hartford, CW8 1PG

Studio Location: Self contained building housing drawing, painting and printmaking areas including etching press, display areas, works in progress, sketchbooks, portfolios, bargain boxes, books, and Artist’s greetings cards. Disabled access.

Studio Directions:  

Leave A556 at Hartford filter (traffic lights), turn into School Lane. Pass Hartford Hall Hotel on right, after 150yds take broad driveway on right opp. Lodge Lane.  Follow yellow signs to studio.

Opening dates & times: September 23rd & 24th 2017, 10 am to 5pm


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7 Responses to “Julia Midgley”

  • I absolutely love that t shirt and would love to buy one Julia.
    How much are they and do you do them in a size 14?
    I am sorry I won’t be able to get to the open studios event as I am away till14th, hope it goes well xx

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