A video recorded of Julia talking about her work, 'Traversing the Round' in Amiens, France can be seen here.

© 2018 by Julia Heslop

In September 2013 Julia worked with an architect and an archaeologist on the second phase of the ReCall project in Rome. The group spent time in Rome researching a 'forgotten' site of the Second World War. This research research culminated in a design for a spatial intervention into the site, allowing the history of the site to be recalled and remembered in a progressive manner.

In April 2014 the research was presented at the Nordic Embassy, Berlin and the group won second prize for their design. This research and the final design can be viewed with the 'Work' section and here and here.

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URBAN ORGANISMS is a collaborative project developed and curated by arts producer Lauren Healey, and artists Sabina Sallis and Julia Heslop through NewBridge Programme Committee.

It examines and creatively explores food sustainability in cities. Working across a range of approaches the project will provide a space for conversation and ideas. Connecting up the environmental, socio-economic and political dimensions of urban food production and consumption, the NewBridge Project Space will act as a hub for this activity including film screenings, participatory workshops, walks and talks.


NewBridge Project Space will host an exhibition on the subject of urban food sustainability featuring work by Fernando Garcia Dory, N55, Magdalena Starska, Mikey Tomkins, Caitlin & Andrew Webb Ellis and Julia Wilmott.

Fernando Garcia Dory, N55, Magdalena Starska, Mikey Tomkins, Caitlin & Andrew Webb Ellis, Julia Wilmott


More information here.




“It is easier to imagine the end of the world than an alternative to capitalism.”


From 18th – 23rd January 2016 Metal Liverpool in partnership with 67projects are curating Liverpool Provocations, a series of four new public realm art works based in and around the city centre. Liverpool Provocations is a series of interruptions that urge the public to stop and ponder questions surrounding consumption, money, value and exchange. Strategically located within the ‘January Sales’ period, the device by which the public is coaxed straight back on the shopping treadmill, the new artworks will seek to comment on our increasingly complex relationship with work, leisure and consumption.


Julia is one of the artists invited by Alan Dunn to compose a four word statement to FOUR WORDS on Liverpool's Media Wall at Lime Street, which will host an alternative stream of provocative 10-second animations. Find out more here.

Image © Magdalena Starska

2nd April 2018


From 11th May 2018 Julia will be presenting the Protohome project at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK. This work will form part of a group exhibition entitled Idea of North which explores northern imagination by unpicking and revealing different voices. Through artworks and narratives, a constellation of counter-stories and divergent lines through recent history will be explored, addressing our sense of community, place and belonging. A second version of Protohome will be built on site at BALTIC, in collaboration with members of Crisis, the national charity for single homelessness. It will act as  a self-built pavilion which displays provocations for more sustainable and participatory forms of housing. It presents Harper Perry's Self Build Guild and documentation of the first iteration of Protohome in the Ouseburn Vallery, Newcastle. Following the exhibition the structure will be relocated and extended to form a new community space at the Holy Biscuit, Shieldfield.

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12th September 2018


From 28th September 2018 - 16th February 2019 Julia, alongside Ed Wainwright, will be presenting 'Gathering' a large scale architectural installation in the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle. This installation is created using found, gathered and given materials and will play host to work which responds to under-represented female collage artists working between the wars.

10th June 2019


Until 6th July 2019 Julia, alongside the group 'Dwellbeing', will be presenting 'One Hundred and Thirty Pounds of Earth' at Shieldfield Art Works, Newcastle upon Tyne. Through an installation of 500 handmade bricks the work traces the value of land sold for student accommodation in the neighbourhood.