Julie Brook will talk about her land based sculptural work in wild and remote landscapes in Scotland and Africa and give some insight in to her current projects in the Hebrides and Japan. She responds directly to the specific nature of her environments expressing those influences through the sculptural work and large scale drawings she makes from the materials she finds. She is primarily concerned with how the forms are influenced by the more temporal elements such as light and shadow; climate and tidal changes.
About the speaker
Julie Brook is a British artist who has roamed, lived and sculpted in a succession of uninhabited and remote landscapes in North West Scotland: Hoy, Orkney; Jura, West coast; Mingulay, Outer Hebrides.
She has explored the black volcanic desert of central Libya and in the Jebel Acacus mountains in South West Libya (2008/2009) and the semi-desert of NW Namibia (2011-2015) where the nature of light, shadow and structure are expressed in the sculptural forms Brook makes. Much of her work is transient; temporal, ephemeral and unearthly, the sculptures are made of the fabric of the landscape itself. Brook documents these transformations through film and photography which then become the expression of the work.
The event is free and open to all and will take place at Magdalen College Auditorium.