Julie Gooddy LSDC

Mixed Media

About Julie
Julie is a contemporary artist experimenting with domestic rubbish. Her main focus is using plastic waste to make unconventional works of art. Transforming and recycling waste packaging into art is of particular importance, highlighting the amount of waste we create, whilst also demonstrating how waste materials can be transformed into other products. Hand intensive techniques such as cutting and stitching are used to add interest and embellishment to these alternative materials. Her most recent work includes wall hangings, quilts, books and other unconventional art objects.
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Julie is interested in colourful textiles, tapestries and other stitched works. She enjoys creating alternative textiles and artworks through her exploration of found and recycled materials, especially rubbish!

Designs and ideas are generated through observation of the environment, noting colours, shapes and patterns occurring in both nature and architecture.

Her ideas are developed through experimentation and transformation of the materials. Decorative cutting, stitching and hand embroidery are utilised to embellish the work, and to create original and unconventional works of art.

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Julie Gooddy LSDC
Artist/Designer maker. Mixed Media


2015 BA (Hons) Design Crafts (2:1)
De Montfort University

2009 Access Diploma to HE Art and Design
Oxford and Cherwell Valley College

Further Educational Courses & Workshops

2019 Experimental Drawing, OVADA
2018 Bookbinding Course, OXFORD BROOKES
2018 Beyond Resistance, Training Workshop LONDON
(Dealing with challenging behaviour)
2018 Creative Hand Embroidery, NEW BREWERY ARTS
2018 Paper Making Workshop, OXFORD SUMMER SCHOOL
2018 Creative Bookbinding Workshop, ARDINGTON SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
2018 Creative Bookbinding Course, NEW BREWERY ARTS
2016 Experimental Materials Workshop, JANE BOWLER STUDIO


2018 Festival of Quilts, NEC
2017 Festival of Quilts, NEC
2015 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
2015 Degree Show, Banbury and Bicester College
2013 Spring at Forge 2, Forge 2 Gallery, Culworth

Professional Memberships

2015 New Licentiate Award, The Society of Designer Craftsmen
2018 OVADA Associate, Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency


Gallery liaison: Group Exhibition “SPRING” at Forge 2.
Responsible for communication and negotiation between gallery owners and students, to organise group exhibition and ‘Private View’. Devised and wrote press release to promote exhibition. ‘Forging links with gallery’ published Banbury Guardian, 7th May 2013

1997-2010 Great Milton Primary School
Creative voluntary support.
Art, production scenery, costumes, cookery

1996-2004 working with pre-school children’s group.
Planning and running cookery sessions.

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