JULIA HESLOP

 

 

 

 

Julia Heslop is an artist, writer and researcher based at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.  She has a BA in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art and a Master of Fine Art from Newcastle University. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Human Geography at Durham University. She works interdisciplinarily across the boundaries of art and architecture and it 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 ways with groups and communities. She often works in slow ways with groups over many months. Her most recent work aims to translate knowledge across borders, mobilising methods of participation in housing and planning from Albania to the UK to examine whether participation in the urban realm offers a progressive stance on the shaping of homes and the urban environment. Through a critical examination of self-build housing and upgrading processes in one informal community in Albania, she translated knowledge and practices from this neighbourhood to Newcastle and co-created a self-build housing prototype working with individuals in housing need.

CV

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

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:

 

September 2009:

 

August - September 2009:

 

August 2009:

 

July 2009:

 

 

June 2009:

 

2008:

 

2007:

 

2006:

2013 - 2017:

 

2010 - 2012:

 

2005 - 2009:

 

2007:

Teaching/Presenting:

 

Lecturer, 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:

May 2016:

 

May 2016:

 

May 2016:

 

May 2016

 

October 2015:

 

September 2015:

 

 

July 2015:

 

December 2014:

 

April 2013:

 

January 2013:

 

 

September 2012:

Interview with BBC Radio Newcastle

 

Interview with Tyne Tees News

 

Article in The Big Issue

 

Article in The Northern Correspondent

 

Interview for Cerrojo Urbano

 

'Predicaments: Unresolved and overlapping (a response)' in South Leeds Life

 

'Art, Cities and Landscape' publication

 

Interview in The Northern Correspondent, Issue 1

 

'Self-build in a time of austerity', article for The New Left Project.

 

'Social Spaces: Open for Business?', article for 'Convention, Habit or Custom' publication.

 

Interview for Peel Magazine

© 2017 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:

2016:

 

 

2016:

 

2015:

 

2014:

 

2014:

 

 

2014:

 

 

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2011:

Commissions:

2013:

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