Julie Cockburn makes creative interventions in the old books, out of date maps and magazines that she accumulates. Patiently and beautifully crafted, these essentially flat objects explode into sculptural collages. She introduces ideas to found objects that generate dialogues about modernity and art history, gender and identity, nature and urbanity and the relationship between process and idea. Cockburn avoids being didactic by a deftness of touch and a lively wit that wills her audience to engage with and enjoy her work.
Julie Cockburn studied sculpture at Central St Martins. She has exhibited widely and her work is in many public and private collections, including Yale Centre for British Art , Connecticut , The Wellcome Trust, and British Land Collection.'
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