A studio residency in Wandsworth followed by an exhibition
at Sprout Gallery, 74 Moyser Road SW16 6SQ
Residency period: 3rd – 29th August 2021
We are delighted to have Julie Sullock as our Artist in Residence over the summer. The residency is an opportunity for an artist to use the Sprout gallery space as their studio, including an end of residency exhibition.
Members are invited to our Private View on Friday 27 August 5-7:30pm to meet Julie, view her work and enjoy a drink - and also catch-up with all Sprout's news and up-coming events.
A residency can provide many opportunities: a chance to change direction, to reflect on your practice, and experiment with new ideas, or it could be a time to consolidate an idea which has eluded you because you haven't had time to focus on it. No one knows what type of work will appear and this is both the challenge and the exciting side of a residency. Read more about last year's artists HERE
You might know her as “Julie from Balham ” from BBC Radio London where she is a regular contributor to the Jo Good show on weekday afternoons; or you might have read about her in “Country Life” this month where she is highlighted as one of the six artists to look out for in the recent Affordable Art Fair. . . . but for the month of August Julie Sullock will be the Artist in Residence at Sprout Gallery on Moyser Road in Furzedown.
Before we even mention her artwork let us continue to explain what kind of artist we are lucky to have: as a printmaker she is a founder member of Southbank Printmakers and a member of the Printmakers' Council. Julie is a printmaker, painter and teacher who combines media, mixing etching with screen printing; and more recently combining etching with watercolour to achieve more subtle colour effects. She lists Klee, Kandinsky, Bonnard, Albert Irvin and Sargy Mann as influences on her work.
Born and bred in south London she comes from a family of creatives and also follows her second passion “gardening” working as a freelance artist for Chelsea Physic Garden, Wisley RHS and Brockwell Community Garden.
Julie will be using her intuitive response to her surroundings whilst working in Furzedown; initially producing sketches and watercolour studies to take into larger scale paintings and collages. There will also be the opportunity for anyone planning a staycation in Furzedown to visit her in the studio and to pick up a postcard to make their own artwork.
Sprout Gallery will be open during her Residency 2 – 28th August, please check below for specific dates and times.
Week 1: 4 - 8 August
Open 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th.
NOT OPEN on Saturday 7th
Week 3: 16 - 22 August
Away from the gallery all week - work already done will be in the windows. Julie will continue working on her art and posting her progress on social media.
Open on Sunday 22nd 10am to 4pm
Sprout Member's Private View on Friday 27th 5pm to 7pm
Private View by invitation only 2pm to 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Week 2: 9 - 15 August
Open 10am to 4pm: Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th
NOT OPEN on Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Week 4: 23 - 29 August
Open to the public:
10am to 4pm on Monday 23rd
10am to 3pm on Tuesday 24th
3pm to 5pm on Wednesday 25th
10am to 2pm on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th
Julie is looking forward to starting her residency at Sprout and meeting the Furzedown community and says:
"I have exhibited twice at the Sprout Galley with the 'Print Six group' and have enjoyed meeting and talking to people in the local community who visit the gallery.
The residency will be an opportunity to make some larger work and to have the freedom to experiment with using prints to maybe make some collages. The views from the windows, the buildings will influence my work, as my surroundings usually influences my work, even if it is subconsciously. The Gallery is wonderfully light, and light, colour and composition have always been important aspects to my work.
It has always intrigued me - the way that some colours recede and some colours jump out at the viewer and also how different colours react with each other, and I hope to build on that. I have been inspired by the work of Turner and his use of light and colour especially in his watercolours, that I have looked at for many years." - Julie