Juliet Middleton-Batts

Biography: Artist's Statement

Juliet is a story-teller and likes to uncover the hidden or overlooked and represent these in unexpected ways. Her work weaves aspects of social history with collective memories and the personal archive. Her site-specific installations have been staged in some unusual locations that have included a lighthouse, telephone box and prison cell. She uses diverse processes within her practice including laser-etching, printmaking and the moving image, and materials such as mirrors, roofing slates and inherited objects.

Perception and alternative ways of seeing are exploited by Juliet in order to create work that aims to inform and delight. A site-responsive installation at Smeaton’s Tower in Plymouth represented the lighthouse being moved from the sea to the land, with a mirrored circumference creating the illusion of the tower disappearing. She then referenced the lighthouse again for Plymouth's Illuminate Festival, with a transformation of the vintage telephone box, that included a revolving light inside and banded red and white windows.

Juliet has a Masters in Contemporary Art and her work has been shown in London and across the South West. She is a volunteer at Tate St Ives and a member of the Porthmeor Print Workshop.

 

For further information please email Juliet at: egm4graphics@btconnect.com