Show at Incubation Gallery, Julie
& Julia …
The new Art Exhibition features Julia Swarbrick and Julie Saul
Curator Tony Knox
On Tuesday the 11th May 2010 5 -6 pm
at the incubation Gallery, 4th Floor, Media Factory. University
of Central Lancashire. Preston
There will be Free Refreshments and Buffet
Opens 12th may- 12th July 2010
Julia Swarbrick and Julie Saul are both members of Art/Lab Printmaking
an established resource in Preston that offers a wide range
of facilities for, Silkscreen and Digital printing, Etching,
Relief, Lithography it maintains and develop links between the
Uclan and the regional/international visual arts community.
Saul work is an exploration of painting using fragments of imagery
culled from popular culture. The work depicts imagery found
in comics and advertisements, combining them with photography
and found imagery of walls and graffiti tags found in back streets
and in rundown areas of town centres. The work is layered and
involves different ways of using paint and finding ways they
Saul graduated in Fine Art from Lancaster University in 2004
and completed the MA Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking at University
of Central Lancashire in 2006.
Julia’s work explores the internal world of imagination
and memory. Memories distorted by dreams and the overlaying
of new narratives. She uses the disciplines of painting, printmaking
as contained spaces in which to explore the intuitive and emotional
using processes that combine both calculation, and risk with
an element of the unexpected.'
: Henckel & Ramsdale investigators
Art lab : David Henckel . Ruth Alice Ramsdale
Curator Tony Knox
4th Floor, media factory. University of Central Lancashire Preston,
My work is informed by the personality of everyday
objects. Through a playful process of sampling and automatic
drawing I combine elements of vegetation, science fiction, furniture,
architecture, vehicles and other stuff to create characters
and forms with absurd and comic tendencies. Continual invention
and humour is important to me and I enjoy the challenge of creating
new characters based on a loose set of rules. As well as using
finished drawings to create a painting I am also interested
in using elements from my drawings as inspiration lines, scratches
and half forms. These pieces, or micro samples, I think of as
quantum soup, packets of information, genes or tiny building
blocks of unlimited potential. Currently Henckel is artist in
residence at UCLAN where he is exploring these ideas in printmaking.
Ruth Alice Ramsdale
I feel that I am physically involved with the intricacies of
Mother Nature; everyday she amazes me with something new.
Her reclamation of mankind is overpowering, relaxing, it makes
me feel safe to know how small I am. I know I can never compete
with her creativity, her attention to detail, her intricate
growth, yet I will keep trying. Always walking one step behind
her knowing that I am her creation but because of that I will
never pass her. My prints are my creation, my expression of
my world and the outcome of my investigations.
Podgy was founded by Tony Knox in 2000 to culminate
his creative and curatorial activities as a Artist and freelance
photographer and curator this defining projects 2000-2005 the
Egg Gallery Space (Liverpool, England) Knox produced and managed
an array of International exhibitions, projects and events.
has acted as a platform for a spectrum of cultural projects
and enabled many local, national and international artists.