Julie Jackman is a Perth based sculptural textile & fibre artist, who’s lived experience of intimate partner violence informs her creative praxis. Found objects, bones, fibre and thread are constant in Julie’s artworks, where she examines issues of Power and Control and the dichotomy between humanity’s Creativity & Destructiveness; Fragility & Strength; Vulnerability & Resistance; Entitlement & Shame.
Julie has worked for the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WCDFVS) since 2012 as the Project Officer for Promoting Safety & Respect Project (PSRP). Julie’s passion for art, and educating young people about respectful relationships is realised in PSRP. The three learning modules provide young people with the knowledge, support and resources to make respectful, safe and informed relationship decisions; increase student’s skills to assess risk; identify violent behaviours; and normalise help-seeking responses to violence. Each school I have worked with, has its own complex issues, and as a result I have been able to adjust and modify the module contents and include art components to ensure student engagement and to meet each schools individual needs.
Julie has been conducting fibre and textile workshops from her Perth studio since graduating with a BA in Contemporary Arts from Edith Cowan University in 2009. She has also facilitated textile workshops with young people detained at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre, and Aboriginal children living in Out-of-home care for the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s report Speaking Out About Youth Justice, the views of WA children and young people who have had contact with Youth Justice Services in WA, 2016.