JULIA HESLOP

 

 

 

 

Julia Heslop is an artist based at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.  She has a BA in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art, a Master of Fine Art from Newcastle University and a PhD in Human Geography at Durham University. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Architecture at Newcastle University. She works interdisciplinarily across the boundaries of art and architecture and her work often takes the form of large scale architectural installations, cross art-form performances and video.

 

The potentials for deep participation in the urban environment are at the centre of her practice and she often works in participatory, slow ways with groups and communities. She uses her work to ask important questions regarding land and property ownership, housing precarity, urban planning and local democracy.

CV

'One Hundred and Thirty Million Pounds of Earth', Shieldfield Art Works, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

'Gathering', Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

 

'Idea of North', BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

 

Moving On Up, Moving On Out, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Protohome, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Four Words, Liverpool Media Wall

 

Urban Organisms, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

The Spider Web City premiere at Uncharted Festival, Ali Pasha Castle, Porto Palermo, Albania

 

ReCall project exhibition, Nordic Embassy, Berlin. See results here and here.

 

ReCall project, Rome.

 

Susan Aldworth: Reassembling the Self (The Compliance Appliance), Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

ReCall DoW, Venice Architecture Biennale. See documentation here.

 

Master of Fine Art Degree Show, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Master of Fine Art Interim Show, Newcastle University

 

MA Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

 

[transterminal], Long Gallery, Newcastle University

 

New Graduates, Bridge View Gallery, Aberdeen

 

Brigadoon, Southside Studios, Glasgow, as part of the Mutual

 

Graduates 2009, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

 

Drawn Together, Pentagon Galleries, Glasgow

 

Artsyland II, Wall Projects, Montrose

 

Kill Your Darlings, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, as part of The Glasgow Collective

 

The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow

 

The Newbery Gallery, Glasgow

 

The Newbery Gallery, Glasgow

 

The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Exhibitions:

Events:

Protohome, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Idea Camp, The European Cultural Foundation, Sweden

 

'Urban Organisms' at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

 

Sound piece: 'No Map, only Memory' broadcast on stress.fm as part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

 

Live performance of 'You Can Take It With You' at Newbridge Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne as part of Project Rhubarb's 'Border's Project'.

 

'You Can Take It With You' at the Everyword Festival of New Writing, Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.

 

'You Can Take It With You' as part of the arts collective All Across The Telegraphs, commissioned and shown at Up the Wall festival of performing

arts, Chester. This was a multimedia piece consisting of an installation, music and spoken word.

May - August 2016

 

September 2015:

 

May - June 2015:

 

 

September 2013:

 

 

March 2012:

 

 

November 2011:

 

 

October 2011:

Education:

PhD in Human Geography, Durham University

 

Master of Fine Art, Newcastle University (Distinction)

 

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art (2:1)

 

Pratt Institute, New York, USA

May-July 2019

 

 

September 2018 - February 2019

 

May - September 2018

 

February - March 2017:

 

May - August 2016:

 

January 2016:

 

May - June 2015:

 

August 2014:

 

 

April - May 2014

 

September 2013:

 

September 2012:

 

 

September 2012:

 

August - September 2012:

 

August - September 2011:

 

February - May 2011:

 

February 2011:

 

February - April 2010:

 

September 2009:

 

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August - September 2009:

 

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July 2009:

 

 

June 2009:

 

2008:

 

2007:

 

2006:

2013 - 2017:

 

2010 - 2012:

 

2005 - 2009:

 

2007:

Teaching/Presenting:

 

Architecture, Planning and Landscape Department, Newcastle University

 

Teaching undergraduate Human Geography, Durham University

 

Presenter, Urbanistas exhibition, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Panelist, Durham Moot

 

Paper presentation at the Association of American Geographers, Chicago

 

Panelist, The Northern Conversation, Durham

 

Organised the conference Sustainability in the City of Flux at Newcastle University

 

Artist's talk and tutorial teaching on the Master Of Fine Art course, Newcastle University

 

Presentation at 'Creative Methodologies' symposium, Durham

 

Presentation at 'Connecting Principle' conference at Newcastle University.

 

Fine Art department, Newcastle University: Teaching Assistant on Painting module for second year BA undergraduate students.    

                                                                                             

Artists talk in the Fine Art department, Newcastle College

Present

 

October 2013 - November 2016:

 

October 2015:

 

July 2015:

 

April 2015:

 

December 2014:

 

November 2014:

 

 

November 2014:

 

March 2013:

 

November 2012:

 

 

September 2010 - January 2012:

 

 

November 2009:

 

Articles/Reviews:

June 2019:

 

June 2019:

 

May 2016:

 

May 2016:

 

May 2016:

 

May 2016

 

October 2015:

 

September 2015:

 

 

July 2015:

 

December 2014:

 

April 2013:

 

January 2013:

 

 

September 2012:

© 2019 by Julia Heslop

Centre for Social Justice and Community Action small grant award, Durham University

 

ESRC DTC Impact Award for Protohome

 

ESRC Impact Accelleration Account Award

 

Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience small grant, Durham University

 

Second Prize for ReCall: Beyond Memorialisation project. See project here and here.

 

NCL Plus Award, Newcastle University

 

Economic and Social Research Council funding for a PhD

 

Awarded the Bartlett Travel Bursary from Newcastle University for a research trip to Russia and Belarus

 

Awarded the Bartlett Travel Bursary from Newcastle University for a research trip to Albania.

Awards:

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Commissions:

2018

 

2018:

 

2013:

'Gathering' commissioned by the Hatton Gallery

 

'Protohome' commissioned by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art for 'Idea of North' exhibition.

 

'Traversing the Round' commissioned by the Maison de la Culture, Amiens, France for the 'Art, Cities and Landscape' festival. See festival brochure here.

 

Residencies

September 2018

BALTIC Bothy Residency, Isle of Eigg, Scotland