Born 1939 / Wanganui, New Zealand



1952 – 1954     Secondary School, Wanganui Girls’ College, New Zealand

1955 – 1961     Career in Drafting for local Architect and Railway District Engineer,            Wanganui

1974 – 1992    Chief Librarian for a Primary, later a Secondary School College

1987 – 1989    Certificate in Fine Arts 24 module Wanganui Community College – first experience of printmaking

1991                Study tour to UK and Europe

1991 – 1996     Attended Summer Schools and Workshops run by New Zealand Artists

1997                Qualified and accepted for Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Course at Wanganui Quay School, New Zealand

1999                BFA (Hons) Fine Arts, Printmaking, specializing in mezzotint


2000 – 2001     Worked with Marty Vreede HOD Printmaking Quay School of Arts to establish Central Print Council of Aotearoa with support from many of New Zealand’s experienced printmakers

2001 – 2015     Served as Treasurer, Secretary and Liaison Office, now Life Member for the Print Council, New Zealand

2001 – 2015     Tutored Mezzotint BFA classes, Wanganui, Napier and Porirua Polytechnics

Tutored Mezzotint classes throughout New Zealand

2001 – 2015     Demonstrates and involves the public in drypoint printmaking

Tutors school classes in the above and other printmaking disciplines and with community groups


Since 2001 solo exhibitions at Auckland’s Lane Gallery, Grodentz Works on Paper & Rimu St Gallery, Eastbourne, Wellington, Athene and James Mack/Galvan Kepler’s Galleries in the Wairarapa, Morph Gallery Napier, Wine Country Gallery Havelock North, Salamander Gallery Christchurch & Artist’s Room Dunedin, Left Bank Gallery Greymouth and was guest artist at Hamilton’s Waikato Society of Arts Print Exhibition and also exhibited at Wanganui Community Arts Centre and more recently at DUB New York USA. Group exhibitions at Portland Oregon USA and in NZ Fine Arts Academy & Idiom Galleries, Wellington, Te Manuwa & Taylor-Jensen Palmerston North, Aratoi Museum, Masterton, Waikato Museum of Arts and History, Hamilton, Quay Gallery Napier, also in Târanaki at Percy Thompson Gallery Stratford, PTO Gallery Eltham & Lysarght Watt Gallery, Hawera, various venues in Wanganui including the Sarjeant Gallery and more recently at Gus Fisher University Gallery, Auckland.

She lives in New Zealand.

Contact: julia.ellery@orcon.net.nz

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