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Julia Midgley

Drawing from direct observation is the bedrock of Julia’s practice. It informs the images produced in her Cheshire studio, whether works on paper or etchings. Acting as a fly on the wall, she records her observations in sketchbooks. Her name has become increasingly associated with reportage as she has always been interested in movement , anatomy, and medicine.


Over decades of practice, Julia’s drawings tell of personal journeys. She has drawn a kidney transplant from mother to son; witnessed the excavation of mutilated sacrificial skeletons at Stonehenge; and drawn military surgeons simulating in-flight life-saving medicine on board a Merlin Helicopter.