Julia Heslop is an artist based at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She has a BA in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art, a Master of Fine Art from Newcastle University and a PhD in Human Geography at Durham University.

She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Architecture at Newcastle University. She works interdisciplinarily across the boundaries of art and architecture and her work often takes the form of large scale architectural installations, painting and printmaking and video. The potentials for deep participation in re(creating) environments and landscapes are at the centre of her practice and she often works in participatory, slow ways with groups and communities. She uses her work to ask questions about the ecological impacts of development, land and property ownership, housing precarity, urban planning and local democracy.


Ongoing: Dwellbeing Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sep – Nov 2021: Prospect Us, Shieldfield Art Works, Newcastle upon Tyne

2022: Commission for BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art for ‘What’s for Tea’, Travelling Gallery

2021-22: Lines of Enclosure, Commission for Lancaster Arts

May – Jul 2019: One Hundred and Thirty Million Pounds of Earth, Shieldfield Art Works, Newcastle upon Tyne

2018: Gathering commissioned by the Hatton Gallery

2018: Protohome commissioned by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art for ‘Idea of North’ exhibition.

2016: Protohome, Newcastle upon Tyne

2013: Traversing the Round commissioned by the Maison de la Culture, Amiens, France for the ‘Art, Cities and Landscape’ festival.

Skills & Experience

  • Financial skills
  • Fundraising
  • Project management
  • Proofreading
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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