Julie Blyfield has worked for 29 years at her practice and was previously a partner at Gray Street Workshop (1987-2009) and in 2010 she established her own independent studio overlooking her garden environment. In 2007 she was a recipient of the prestigious South Australian Living Artist Award which celebrated her achievements with a major Monograph about her life and work, published by Wakefield Press. Julie’s jewellery and metal work is held in national and international museum collections including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom. As part of her practice she regularly mentors emerging jewellers sharing her knowledge, skills and professional experience. She has lectured and presented workshops in Australia, United States of America and in the United Kingdom. In 2011 she was Overall Winner of the South Australian Museum Natural History Art Prize when her work was acquired for the South Australian Museum collection.
Photography: Grant Hancock, 2016