cambridge contemporary art

Julia McKenzie

Julia McKenzie is based in London and studied fine art at Camberwell School of Art. 

Julia uses maps and atlases in her work, to anchor work with a sense of place through colour, text and symbols. 

Julia is interested in broken, lost or discarded fragments of nature or man-made objects found immediately around me. She draws things found on the beach and on her travels through the countryside. She tends to look for bones, plants, beetles and birds found outside her studio at home. 

"The journey between my house and studio each day reveals new objects, animals and observations that connect me to my environment. I like residues and husks of animals, plants or minerals that have survived long enough for me to find and examine. I celebrate the fragile, forgotten and broken."

In 2013 Julia was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to create a design for remembrance for the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. She created an eternal spring in the round with words from the poem Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon. She has also had an Atlas page drawing acquired by the British Library to add to the national collection of antiquarian maps.

Go to our Printmaking Techniques page for more information on how these prints are created

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £80 - £235.


A Winter Garden 

Papercut

£550 framed 

A Quarrel of Sparrows

screenprint

£165 framed

£85 unframed

Sparrows Spider

etching

Apis Mellifera

drypoint, screenprint and ink

Aftermath

screenprint

Memento edition 28 Screenprint 55 x 76cm £175

Memento

edition 28

Screenprint

55 x 76cm

£175

A Winter Garden (close up)

Papercut

£550 framed 

Fern and Stag Beetle

etching with chine colle

Cromer Waxwing

screenprint

Beetle and Dandelion

screenprint

The Seed

hand cut maps

£495 framed

Caledonia 

Screenprint 

£85 

Honesty and Dragonfly

etching with chine colle

Goldfinch

drypoint, screenprint and ink

Botany Bay

screenprint