An exhibition of my new artwork will take place at the Edinburgh Central Library on George IV Bridge on 2-30 August. The show will include around 40 paintings and mixed-media works, including figurative pieces, Edinburgh scenes, and portraits.
Art and Design Library, 7 George IV Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh
Mon - Wed 10 - 8
Thu - Sat 10 - 5
This body of work started out as a study of the relationships between people and places: how one’s location and proximity to other people affects one’s mental state and well-being. The themes and subjects have grown and developed with the events of the past year. The power of groups of women became evident to me in the women’s marches taking place all over the world, as well as in the close-knit group of female friends who supported me through my husband’s leukemia diagnosis and treatment. His death in April of this year left me reeling, person-less and place-less. Much of the artwork I have created since then is an exploration of my new role of young widow. And finally, many of the pieces in this exhibition celebrate Edinburgh, the city in which I know I belong. There is very little certainty in my life right now, but one thing I know for sure is that this city is my home.
Julie Galante is a painter and mixed-media artist based in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Her artwork focuses on people and places real and imagined. As someone who has lived in several different countries, she is particularly intrigued by the ways in which one’s location can affect a person’s inner and outer life.
Two of my mixed-media Edinburgh pieces have been selected for the 2016 Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show. This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to purchase original work and prints from hundreds of local artists, with at least 50% of all sales going to Macmillan Cancer Support. More information on their website.
Two of my Scottish seaside pieces will be on display at the Art in Granton exhibition.
This month at Stockbridge Library there's an exhibition of 18 artworks inspired by places where I've lived and traveled.
Entitled 'Art Inspired by Travels Near and Far,' the exhibition is on now through the end of December 2015. It includes images of Scotland, Japan, Italy, and more.
Stockbridge Library is on Hamilton Place in Edinburgh, Scotland. Opening times are as follows: Mon & Wed 1-8pm; Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm.
My paintings will be on display at the Art in Healthcare stall at the Edinburgh Art Fair at the Corn Exchange, which takes place 13-15 November 2015.
I'll be giving a presentation about art and travel at the art fair on Sunday, 15 November, at 2:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-book your free place at this presentation, as places are limited.
There will also be a charity reception at the Edinburgh Art Fair on the evening of Friday 13 Nov, 6-8.30pm and Art in Healthcare is selling tickets for this event to raise funds for their activities.
Art in Healthcare is a national charity whose vision is for original, contemporary art to be accessible to everyone in healthcare environments. This work involves displaying artwork in hospitals for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff and leading art workshops for people with health conditions. Art in Healthcare works in partnership with other health charities and the NHS to make use of art in a range of treatment, wellbeing and recovery programmes.
New oil paintings and mixed media pieces by Julie Galante featuring Stockbridge, Edinburgh, and the Highlands are on display at the Stockbridge Library through 23 September 2015.
Opening hours are as follows: Mon & Wed 1-8pm; Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm.