Julia Swarbrick finds inspiration in the natural world around her, in the historical, in the personal and the imagined. Found elements from the natural world combined with mental biography are the rich source for the images she creates; using painting and printmaking as mediums that compliment and inform one another her work explores her external and immediate environment alongside the internal world of imagination and personal narrative.
Julia has exhibited across the UK and internationally. Galleries include The Bluecoat, Liverpool; the Spectrum Gallery in Perth, Australia. In 2017 she exhibited in the Hart Gallery at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery where she worked Artist in Residence from February 2016. Her own work has been inspired by working with the museum’s collections. She has forged an interest with Museums and Heritage sites, looking at ways to enliven collections and engage audiences through art practice.