Julia Krone Oliver grew up and was educated in Cape Town, South Africa. After finishing her schooling at Westerford High School, she attended a language school in France and a cookery school in England. She attended the University of Cape Town (UCT), where she gained a Social Science Honours degree, majoring in Community Development Work. Julia is an experienced and pioneering event manager and jazz singer, however, painting and drawing have always been a passion. Julia lived in Johannesburg for nearly 5 years before moving to Malta and then to Edinburgh in 2007. For four years she studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art, now Edinburgh University. She moves between two homes, one in Edinburgh and one in the coastal town of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire. Whilst she has a studio and private gallery space in Stonehaven, she regularly uses the Edinburgh flat as a pop-up gallery during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her work may be found in private collections in South Africa, France, USA and Scotland. 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS:

2018

“Threads”, Group Show curated by The Artists Pool, The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Solo show, “Dream Gardens”, Number One Clarence Street, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Forthcoming in August

North East Open Studios (NEOS), Julia Krone Art & Design Studio, Bath Street Gallery, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Forthcoming in September

2017

Auction of luxury velvet “Art Cushion” at “The Tumbling Lassie”, charity ball in Edinburgh, in support of their work against modern slavery and human trafficking

SSA – preselected large painting

RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh – two paintings

North East Open Studios (NEOS), Bath Street Gallery, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Venue 132

Silk Screen Printmaking at Edinburgh Printmakers

2016

Custom Lane, Edinburgh International Fashion Festival Christmas Fair, Leith, curated by Anna Freemantle

Maggie’s Cancer Care Art Extravaganza, Chester Hotel, Aberdeen, sponsored by Woodgroup PSN

Solo show, “Playground”, Number One Clarence Street, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Venue 422

Group show, “Abstract?”, The Milton Gallery, Crathes, Banchory

2015

Winter Exhibition, Junction Arts, Aberdeen

The Scottish Home Fair, with Junction Arts, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Art Fair, NEOS stand curated by Junction Arts, Aberdeen

North East Open Studios (NEOS), collaborating with local artist, Colin Brown, Bath Street Gallery, 19 Bath Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

2014

             Gallery at Fifty Five, Stonehaven, Summer Exhibition

            “Winter Exhibition”, Sutton Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh

            “A Turquoise and Platinum Line”, Group Exhibition, Jack Tierney Gallery, Cults, Aberdeen

            “Expressions in Oil”, Group Exhibition, Langbyre Gallery, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

             RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh – one painting

             Sandpiper Trust Christmas Sale, Woodend, Trustach, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

2013

             Studio work and swimming on the River Dee in Scotland and in Collioure, France

2012

              RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh – one painting

              Aberdeen Artist’s Society (AAS) Justice Street, group show

              Finzean Farm Shop and Gallery, Finzean, Aberdeenshire, group show

              Upper Deeside Art Society (UDAS) Balmoral Stables Show, Balmoral

2011

Group show, “Fairways”, North East Open Studios, Banchory, Scotland

Woodendbarn Summer Show, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

2010

Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition

Leith School of Art, Advanced Drawing and Painting Course, end of year exhibition

2009

“Crossings: Land and Sea: (I) Land” – group show, as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, showing an eclectic mix of Scottish, South African, New Zealand and Japanese artists

“Crossings: Land and Sea: (II) Sea” – group show, as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, showing Scottish and South African artists

Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition

Leith School of Art, end of year exhibition

2008

Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition

2007

Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition

2006

White River Group Art Show, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

EVENT MANAGEMENT:

2016

“Playground”, Solo Show as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland

2015

Art Show with fellow artist, Collin Brown, as part of the North East Open Studios (NEOS), Scotland (curator, event manager and exhibitor), Bath Street Gallery, Stonehaven, Scotland

2011

Group art show, “Fairways”, as part of the North East Open Studios (NEOS), Scotland (curator, event manager and exhibitor) for Inchmarlo Golf Resort and Golf Estate, Banchory, Scotland

2009

“Crossings: Land & Sea: I Land” as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland

“Crossings: Land & Sea: II Sea” as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland – she curated both these group art shows, managing the venue and the artists

            Contributed to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Venues Committee

1999

BMW Sculpture Garden with work by Beezey Bailey, for launch of Z3, Cape Town, South Africa – curated and produced the show for BMW

PUBLICATIONS:

“Constellation”, oil on board, 40x 40cm – printed on the front and back covers of poetry publication by Angus DH Ogilvie, “Lights in the Constellation of the Crab”, Published by Hermit Crab, Edinburgh, 2012, for the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. A copy may be found at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh

RESIDENCES:

2013/14 – Amsterdam research and development – 2 weeks

2011 – Deeside, Banchory, completion of “Sea Garden” series

2007 – Malta for 5 months, “Meduse” and “Sea Ladder” series

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

Ordinary Member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)

Member of the Scottish Artist’s Union (SAU)

Member of Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) (1996-present)