Julia Wakefield

The home page of Julia Wakefield, an independent artist that specialises in illustration and printmaking. Online gallery, recent news and purchase links.

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moray eel digital print with hand colour

Go to the Projects Page to see Julia’s latest project, Postcards for the Reef!

Julia lives near Port Noarlunga in South Australia.  She teaches drawing and also runs printmaking workshops for schools and community groups. Her work can be seen at the Hahndorf Academy and at the Red Poles Gallery in Mclaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and also at Alice & Co and at the PG Printmakers Gallery, which are both in Brunswick St., Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Digital prints of her work are available through Red Bubble.

Julia grew up in England and studied illustration and printmaking in London, at St. Martins and Harrow Schools of Art. She has illustrated over 50 educational books for Australian and UK publishers, including Macmillan Education, Thomas Nelson, Evans UK and Era Publications (SA).

Julia enjoys producing work using traditional printmaking techniques, especially etching and wood engraving. She also specialises in and teaches solarplate etching, a technique which does not require the use of toxic chemicals. Recently she has been experimenting with combining digital printing with traditional techniques.  Her favourite print medium is the monotype.

Drawing Workshops

Julia teaches a beginners’ drawing course called ‘Drawing for the Terrified’, which is designed to help students tap into the ‘right’ side of the brain, thereby liberating themselves from the inhibiting influence of the logical ‘left’ side.

Julia also runs life drawing sessions, tutored and untutored, at the Norton Summit Community Centre and at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre.  See Julia’s Classes and Workshops page and her WordPress blog, Touchpaper Drawing Tips, for details of all the drawing classes.

Greetings Cards

Nearly all Julia’s work is available in the form of greetings cards, which can be bought at the Hahndorf Academy, Gallery M, Milan Rouge and Alice & Co, or you can visit Julia at her studio in Christies Beach ( by appointment, please contact Julia via this website).

Printmaking Workshops

Julia occasionally runs beginners’ printmaking workshops, designed to help people make their own prints with the minimum of equipment.  For more information about upcoming print workshops, visit Julia’s WordPress blog, Touchpaper Printmaking Tips.


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