Julia Douglas

Website: https://www.juliadouglas.co.uk/

Email: julia@juliadouglas.co.uk

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'Highly Sprung' made out of clothes pegs for Aberdeen Art Gallery

'Tick Tick Broom' made out of matches for Visual Arts Scotland 2015

'A Wee Bit of Light Relief' made out of bone china in collaboration with Claire Waddle & Rebecca Wilson

'Prayer Gloves (Progress)', made out of snap fasteners for Deveron Arts

'For Your Own Good' knitted with locals in Helmsdale for Timespan

'One Perfectly Good Bucket' made for Timespan and awarded the Richard Coley Award for Sculpture at Visual Arts Scotland


A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their own abode.

I make art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.


Julia Douglas is a mixed media visual artist, website designer and co-founder of Studio Faire, a contemporary art space in France that offers residencies for Artists, Writers & Musicians.

Since completing a BA (Hons) in Textiles and a postgraduate MA in Art & Design in 1999 at Grays School of Art, she has worked continuously as an artist, undertaking four artist residencies with Deveron Arts, Gracefield Arts Centre, Hospitalfield House and Timespan, and exhibiting continuously throughout.

She has won 9 awards in this time, including the Richard Coley Award for Sculpture in 2011 and the Russell Trust Prize in 2008 for her work ‘Highly Sprung‘, now housed in the permanent collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Over the years she has worked with many galleries and arts organisations predominantly on display, sales and education, including the Society of Scottish Artists, Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Royal Scottish Academy, Peacock Visual Arts, Craft Scotland, The Fruitmarket Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Find out more about Studio Faire at: www.studiofaire.co.uk