Julie Sweeney

Julie Sweeney

  • Artist’s Statement

    At present I consider myself as a multi medium artist, allowing me to move around different techniques and styles and see my art as an extension of not just ideas I want to communicate but of enjoying a process along the way. The inclusion in my local diverse art group supports this by offering workshops in many mediums and through it’s network of experienced artists. It is important for me to continue to experiment and when that moment of creating something unique happens, enjoy it. I am passionate about the Australian environment and take every opportunity to use materials and stories from it. As an experienced Textile and Mixed media artist of 25 years, beginning as an Art teacher majoring in Textiles it was easy to utilize Eco-printing (from local flora), Free-motion applique, drawing and painting mediums to highlight the importance of our impact on our natural environment

  • Biography

    2023 - Glen Rock gallery – AoCN – ‘Sketched – Our Visual connection’
    - CN show – (1st, 2nd, highly commended awarded)
    - Bell art exhibition – (1st awarded)
    - Crows Nest Gallery – ISAT – Eco-print/ Cyanotype prints
    - ISAT – Perseverance Hall, Goombungee – ‘Nature’s Imprint’
    2022 – Crows Nest Gallery – Instudio art trail exhibit
    - ISAT – Perseverance Hall ‘L&J Restitched
    - Open Door Gallery, Lowood – AoCN – ‘Tiny Works’
    2021 – Esk Glen Rock Gallery – AoCN exhibition – 3D & Framed Eco-print art’
    - ISAT – Perseverance Hall
    2020 – Rosalie Art Gallery – AoCN exhibition – ‘Reflections & Light’
    - Lockyer Valley – AoCN – ‘That Country Feeling’
    2019 – CNRAG – Volunteer exhibit – ‘Inspirations and collected pursuits’
    - CNRAG – Artists of CN – ‘Out of the Box’
    2018 – Hampton Art and food festival
    - CNRAG – Volunteer exhibit – ‘Our gallery our story’
    - AoCN – week of art exhibit
    2017 – Toowoomba show (1st art quilt section)
    - Crows Nest Art gallery – Solo – ‘Remnant Inception’
    - Instudio Art Trail
    2016 – Bundaberg Dirty Linen gallery’- ‘Just Nudes’
    2015 – Maryborough RAG – ‘On the Brink’
    2014 – Moncrief theatre, solo “Pillow talk
    2013 – Queensland tour – SQAQ –
    - BTAG exhibition – Ocean series
    - Childers Regional Art gallery – A Common Thread’

  • Influences

    My early art career was quite structured, based and formed through the study of a broad range of subjects / styles as part of the knowledge needed to achieve Secondary Art teaching qualifications (Kelvin Grove Teachers College). Majoring in Textiles I achieved technical experience in spinning, weaving and printmaking. But the use of Natural dyes has followed me into my love of textile art. Later joining various textile art groups (Qld Quilters, art group, BTAG) textile retreats and workshops su

  • Awards

    2023 Crows Nest show – 1st Acrylic painting, 2nd Mixed Media, Highly commended Abstract
    2023 Bell Art exhibition – 1st Abstract
    2017 Toowoomba show – 1st Textile Art

  • Exhibitions

    Encouraged through my sales and feedback of workshops run by me I exhibit my art both as a solo and as a member of groups such as Artists of Crows Nest. Details are outlined in my Biography but broadly since 2014 I have shown my art throughout Bundaberg, Childers and Maryborough. More recently and influenced to try painting and printing mediums I have been supported by Crows Nest gallery, Rosalie Art gallery, Glen rock gallery Esk, Lockyer Valley gallery, Open Door gallery Lowood. AoCN provides an opportunity to display at various business spaces.

Showing the single artwork

Julie Sweeney

Cycle of Life
66 x 95 x 2 cm Eco-print and Acrylic paint on Archer's Cotton paper $450.00