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Julie Barratt - Director of Barratt Galleries in Alstonville, NSW, Australia has spent the last 20 years working primarily with print, as a commercial printer, a student of printmaking and a teacher at primary and tertiary level. She now works as an artist and curator of limited edition prints, works on paper and artists’ books. She has a great love of the print medium and its many techniques, the immediacy of its surface, of working straight on the paper, of the visibility of technique.

As an artist and teacher who honed her skills, knowledge and craft in the regions, primarily in the Central Queensland town of Rockhampton, she has a special love for work born out of the regions, and a deep understanding of the particular hardships faced by artists who don’t have access to the cultural centres and the privilege this offers. She finds the works from regional centres genuine with an unpretentious earthiness which is refreshing and unique.


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