News and events


50 Bees- the interconnectedness of things

I will be part of a group exhibition at the Richard Jefferies Museum near Swindon in June 2018 - information to follow... 


Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 11th-14th May 2017


I will be one of twelve artists exhibiting at the AAF Hampstead with the Printmakers Council.

Come along and see us. I will have some new work on display and there will so much work to see and buy



‘Nature is a Language’ The Gallery, Norwich 28th May-18th june 2016


Art, ceramics and sculpture inspired by myth and nature. Paul Bommer, Hannah Firmin, Tom Frost, Julia McKenzie, Sarah Rickard and Toby Winterbourn. Find out more here

Really excited to be taking part, it will be a first showing of my screen print-'Beltane'






Cambridge Contemporary Art- mixed summer show 


The show will run from the  25th June - 29th August 2016.  I am pleased to be part of the summer show which will showcase a good selection of the gallery artists. See here for more details


Spring Show at the Gallery, Norwich 


I am very pleased to be part of the Spring show celebrating all things earthly and elemental with artists such as Tom Frost, Hannah Firmin and Paul Bommer. Show starts on the  28th May at Polly Millers new and beautiful gallery in Norwich at 60, St Giles, Norwich NR2 1LW Check here in the coming month for details and information about the upcoming show





Artists Open House 2016


May 7th&8th, 14th&15th May 2016. Open 11am -6pm each Saturday and Sunday,

see here for details



50/50 show -Bankside Gallery, London

celebrating 50 years of the Printmakers Council. As a member of the printmakers council, I am really pleased to be exhibiting a number of prints and will be part of a very illustrious crowd. From the 18th-29th November 2015, come and see us there!


MAKE 2015  I am part of a Christmas exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen from 14th November to the 3rd January 2016


Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery- Summer show

I have etchings and screen prints on show at CCA find out more here


Urban art fair 

I will be taking part at the annual Urban Art fair in Josephine Avenue, Brixton SW2 for just ONE day, Saturday 11th July 10-6pm. I will be in the pedestrianised area at stand N10-look forward to seeing you

Printmakers Council 50/50 show at the New Ashgate Gallery

Very pleased to have been selected for this show that starts in May, read more about it and the Print Makers Council here. Show is now on until the 27th June, The New Ashgate Gallery is a beautiful building, some beautiful prints, well worth a visit.



Christmas at Romeo Jones 2014

As part of a year long collaboration, I will showing work at Romeo Jones throughout 2015 along side other artists curated by me, watch this space for more details. Christmas starts on November 22nd, see you there.



Winter show at the Stonewall gallery



I am really pleased to be part of the winter show at the stone wall gallery which starts on November the 13th and runs in to 2015. Read more about the forthcoming exhibition here

"Our featured printmaker is Julia McKenzie. Julia, who has just finished a beautiful and poignant commission for the Imperial War Museum in London, has specially created a selection of stunning and unique works for us, based on the geography and wildlife of our local area"

Julie Aird




I will be at pitch N5 








Affordable Art Fair Battersea


I will be at the Affordable Art Fair with GAS Gallery at stand F2, March 13-16 



Imperial War Museums commission

I have been commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to create an exclusive remembrance illustration for the 100th year anniversary of the beginning of WWI. I can't reveal the image yet, I will have to wait until June-but it is going to be released just before the opening of the Museum after its 35 million pound refit- so very exciting indeed



New Art Angels card

Cromer waxwing has been made into an Art Angels card, it is availbale from January 13th 2014

 Embassy Tea Gallery Wednesday 27th November to Sunday 1st December

I will be exhibiting prints with GAS Gallery for sale at the Embassy Tea Gallery for the OFFline art fair

Join us this November for London's newest art fair being held at the Embassy Tea Gallery on Union Street, minutes away from the Tate Modern. For just five days, we'll bring together 10 carefully selected galleries showing work by emerging and established artists. Come along to one of our late night openings with a bar and live music, or at the weekend for a print demonstration, handle original artworks and talk to artists and art dealers to learn about how to build your collection. 





Curious Books & multiples exhibition at Studio 73, Brixton Village  SW9 4th-11th November 2013

For one week only! A fantastic selection of Curious books & multiples from the likes of Sophie Herxheimer, Cally Trench & many others as well as me. I have been re assembling tiny pocket Observer atlases for the show


follow @sitecurious on twitter for more details as they happen


Pushing Print 2013

I am very pleased to be one of the 93 artists selected by Katherine Jones and Ona Grimes for this years Pushing Print exhibition in Margate as part of the Pushing Print festival, now in its 5th year. Exhibition runs from the 5-20th October. You can see the selcted work here






Wild Britain exhibition at The Jam Factory, Oxford 19th August- 23rd September 2013

I will have some prints & drawings in this group show, click here for details


British Library adds my drawing to their map collection July 2013

I am delighted that my drawing, 'Temporary grass' has been acquired by the British Library for their permanent collection. Tom Harper, head curator of Antiquarian maps at the BL has added it to the national collection of maps. I couldn't be more thrilled. Tom curated the Magnificent Maps exhibition and the London Maps show. To see more of my Atlas drawing where I draw directly on to old maps, click here


I am in a group exhibition at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury from the 31st July to the 24th August 2013



I will be selling prints, collages and drawings at the URBAN ART FAIR on the 13th & 14th July 2013. I am there both days, stand N12 in the pedestrianised area. I had a great time last year and I really look forward to seeing you there. It is an amazing event, not to be missed!



Two of my laser cut screen prints, 'Paper circus' & 'The perilous sea voygaes of J.H.L', have been chosen for the 2013 open print fair at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury.

Exhibition runs from the 31st July until the 24th August 2013

Pictured- 'The perilous sea voyages of J.H L'


I have work in group show, 'I followed the river and cam to the sea" at Creekside artists studios, June 15 th & 16. There is also work by the artists in the Creekside cafe from 4th June to the 26th .

river screen print- from Hampton Court to Erith



Lana's foundling screen print-china pieces collected by my dauhter and I on the Kent caost 




I will be at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead with GAS Gallery, 13th -16th June 2013






My laser cur screen print, Paper Circus, has been selected for the Bainbridge Open Print exhibition at the new  Embassy Tea Gallery in Union Street, London- SE1. This is very exciting, the exhibition starts May 10th 



Looking forward to a spring exhibiton at the Gallery, Cromer, Norfolk. New prints and drawings alongside Paul Bommer, Tom Frost and Andy Lovall to name a few.  'Cromer waxwing' is new for the show

Creative showcase starts this week at Somerset house  23 & 24 March 2013
Saturday 23 March 10.00-18.00, Sunday 24 March 11.00-17.00
Embankment Galleries
Day ticket £7 (£5 in advance), concessions £5 (£3 in advance), Two day ticket £12


 bronze odonata £120 contact me for details

 2013 is proving to be very busy. On the 23rd & 24th March,  Circus will be taking me and some of their other artists & designers to Somerset House for the School of Creative Startups Showcase. This event is open to the public and you can buy products from some of the very best and exciting artists and designers around. See you there

Tehran Calling! Extraordinary exhibition at the London print studio starting Friday the 15th March to 19th April 2013. My print Circus (which celebrates London wildlife) went to Tehran with London Calling! last year; the Iranian response plus the London work will be all together in this show curated by John Philips and Liz O'sullivan. Other Artists in the show include Jamie Reid, Adam Dant, Susan Stockwell- to name just a few. It will be a fascinating insight into contrasting aspects of urban life in Tehran and London seen through the eyes of various artists from different cultures, experiences and viewpoints. I am very pleased to be part of it. Click here for details

 Azarakhsh Askari  Circus


I will be with the GAS Art & Design along with 10 other artists at the Affordable Art fair in Battersea park between the 7th and 10th of March, stand F2. You can see some of the work that will be available here Julia McKenzie gas art and design 


  echo 2


I am delighted with my new print, 'Botany Bay' editioned at the Print Block keep posted for availability details 





very excited about the School for Creative Startups Showcase at Somerset House March 23rd and 24th. more info to come-new prints to be made