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JULIE GOLDSPINK

DVD launch

Julie Goldspink shows how she paints flowers on a watercolour canvas.
This canvas , specially prepared
allows freedom to frame with or without glass.

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Julie Goldspink  


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Born in 1951, Kingston, South Australia, moved to NSW Central Coast in 1954 and then Coffs Harbour on the North Coast in 1956. Growing up in the beautiful seaside town gave her more inspiration and desire to pursue the growing love of art. Julie painted and exhibited while still at high school winning local prizes and selling her work around the district
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She attended Tafe College at night studying oil painting and drawing, receiving certificates in both. Later moving to Sydney and then Canberra with work, she learnt porcelain painting and pottery at night, but found both too restrictive in exploring self expression. After moving to Wagga Wagga, Julie painted and exhibited throughout the Riverina district, acquiring many awards and selling works to local and overseas art lovers.

While in Wagga Wagga Julie attended Charles Sturt University - B.A Visual arts course and gained a broad knowledge in art history, textiles, printmaking, painting and graphic arts. She is now based on the Mornington Peninsula.  Being a former director of the Everglades Fine Art Gallery in Port MacQuarie, she gained an appreciation for all forms of art and viewed the art world from a different perspective.

Julie has gained a respected reputation and is represented in galleries in Sydney and Country NSW, Queensland and local Galleries. She is best described as a realist painter but not restricted to one medium style, or subject.

Technique & Style
Julie mainly works in the area of traditional media but does a lot of experimenting in the area of Mixed Media, while she is probably best known for Watercolours. She likes to describe herself best as a Realist impressionist and doesn't like to be governed by one style, medium or subject. Watercolours are wet into wet technique.


Philosophy
Art is an addiction for me that never wanes, I hope to be able to enjoy painting and exhibiting for the rest of my life. As I travel around I realise that there wont be enough years to paint all the scenes I see in this life time. I will have to be reincarnated for a few lifetimes, I am sure of that.
You have to be passionate and self critical about painting when your putting yourself on show. For the public and hopefully and luckily selling to people from all walks of life, and countries.
The love and magic of creating a new artwork lives in the soul, and in my case consumes every part of me plus every minute I can spare Then when I do get an opportunity I go off on another plein air painting trip, or another workshop to learn something new. As life is an eternal learning journey and my inspiration is born out of all the beautiful aspects of this world, not the ugly as we see portrayed in so many artworks these days.

Education Achievement
Coffs Harbour High School
(1st Advanced Level Art & History).

TAFE Fine Art course Certificate

Coffs Harbour.

Porcelain Painting & exhibited in Melbourne.

1 year full time Bachelor Arts Degree
CSU Wagga Wagga ( Continuing ).

Participated in many workshops with many of Australia's leading artists including:-
Jack McDonough, Joshua Smith, Eve Close, Joseph Zbukvic, Alvaro Castagnet, Ross Paterson, Ron Muller, Herman Pekel, Colley Whisson, Barbara McMannus, Robert Wilson, Noelene Millar, Helen Goldsmith, Lyn Butchart, Barry & Lucy McCann, Grace Paleg, John Perkins, Reg Campbell, Lucia Ray, Greg Allen, Colina Grant, Graham Cox & Ted Berry and John Corby.

Exhibitions

Everglades Fine Art Gallery With Ken Taber.
Sylvania Gallery With Lyn Mellady, Maureen Klees, Margot Vaughan & Nada Oloughlin.
The Pallette Cafe With Nada O'Loughlin & Howard Ireland.  
Morpeth Art Studio With John Parkinson, John Millenkovik, Gil Ward & Warner Webb.
Weswal Gallery Tamworth With Mary Knott & Ann Loeve. Sunset Gallery With Nada O'Loughlin

Group Exhibitions
Has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout NSW.
Exhibiting with:
The Wagga Wagga Art Society
Port Macquarie Art Society
Hastings Valley Art Society
Singleton Art Society
Port Stevens Art Council Annual Little Picture Show
Sydney Kings College
St Josephs Annual Campberwell Art Exhibition
Sydney Royal Easter Show Exhibition
Sunset Gallery
Weswall Gallery, Tamworth
Butterflies Gallery, Hunter Valley

Plus many country exhibitions

2006
Adelaide Swift Memorial Art Award
1st in Acrylics
1st in Watercolour

2006 - 2007
HVFAA Summer Exhibition
Grand Champion Watercolour
Highly Commended Watercolour

2003, 2004, 2007.
Port Macquarie Art Society Easter Exhibition
1st Place Flowers and Still Life

2007
Comboyne Show
1st Prize Most Outstanding Painting Watercolour

2007
Coffs Harbour Lillipilli Art Exhibition
1st Prize Watercolour

2008, 2009, 2010
Camden Haven PAH&I Society INC.
1st Prize Watercolour
2000 1st Oil
2002 & 2005 champion

2006-2007 2008-2009 2009-2010
Hastings Valley Fine Art Association Inc.
1st Prize OIL & Acrylic
2009-2010 Best Painting In Exhibition

2008
Comboyne Show
Champion Painting in Show
1st in Watercolour

2006 - 2008
Raymond Terrace Annual Art Exhibition
1st Prize Any Subject Any Medium

2009, 2010
Comboyne Show
1st in Watercolour

2009
Wauchope Country Music Festival
1st Watercolour

2009.
Port Macquarie Art Society Easter Exhibition
1st place in Watercolour

2010
Highly Commended in Watercolour Singleton Art Prize

2010
Highly Commended in Watercolour open Section Art in the Village Aevum Living. Port Macquarie.

2010
1st prize Mid North Coast Open Art Prize

2011
Overall Champion Camden Haven Show

2011
Highly Commended Open Section, Port Macquarie 36th Annual Easter Art Exhibition

Memberships
1978 - 1982
Porcelain Artists (Sunbury) Vic
1990 - 1995
Wagga Wagga Art Society
1996 - 2010
Hastings Valley Fine Art Association
1997 - 2010
Port Macquarie Art Society
2003 - 2007
Inverell Art Society
2006 - 2007
Combined Art Societies of Sydney
2010
Member of the Watercolour Society of Melbourne / Australia
2008 -2011
Full Member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Melbourne, Vic


Other Achievements

1996 - 1998
Owner & Director of Everglades Fine Art Gallery & Framing Port Macquarie.

1998 - 1999
Secretary of Hastings Valley Fine Art Association (HVFAA).

2000
President of Hastings Valley Fine Art Association (HVFAA).

2001 - 2003
Vice President Hastings Valley Fine Art Association (HVFAA).

2001 - 2010
Tutorial Coordinator for HVFAA, holding 5 workshops each year of some of Australia's most acclaimed artists. Covering all mediums.

2001 - 2003
Owner of "The Artist Framer" looking after all Artists Framing needs in the district.

2004 - 2005
President of Hastings Valley Fine Art Association (HVFAA).

July 2004
Tutoring Port Macquarie Winter Schools of the Arts
Tutor in Watercolour, Floral and Still Life

August 2004 -2010
Opened Own Studio Gallery

2008 -2011
Full Member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Melbourne, Vic

2005 - 2011
Demonstrator & Tutor for Chroma Australia

2010 Member of the Watercolour Society of Melbourne/Australia


 
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