Julia McInerney is an Adelaide based artist, graduating from the Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2011. In 2014 Julia undertook residencies at Fire Station Artists' Studios in Dublin, and SIM in Berlin. Upon returning to Australia she undertook a three-month residency at Artspace in Sydney, awarded by the Helpmann Academy. Julia has exhibited at GAG Projects (SA), MOP Projects (NSW), Constance ARI (TAS), Bus Projects (VIC), The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia's Project Space, and Felt Space (SA). Recent grants and awards include the Ruth Tuck Scholarship (2015), Adelaide Critics Circle Emerging Artist Award (2015), and Art Start ? The Australian Council for the Arts (2014).
Whilst in residence at Youkobo, I will spend my time gathering and sourcing a variety of materials to place, juxtapose, and rearrange in the studio, in order to develop three-dimensional sketches, or small-scale sculptural studies for future works, which I intend to be informed by, and in part translated from, my encounters with the surrounding environments and culture.