War, Art & Surgery project image no. W.A.S.010


War Art & Surgery project image no. W.A.S.051


War Art & Surgery project image no. W.A.S.072

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"The Case for Drawing" conference drawing New York.

for more examples please click :-

drawings of conferences page

Drawing, Printmaking, Documentary drawing.

Open Studio events

The studio opens twice a year, usually for a weekend in September or October, and again mid December just before Christmas.

However direct enquiries for personal appointments are always welcome, please see contact details below:-

The Hollies Studio, 79 School Lane, Hartford, Cheshire CW8 1PG  01606 77006
enquiries julia@juliamidgley.co.uk

Documentary Projects:-

have included :-

Drawings of conferences
see Conference drawings page


Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospital Trust 1997 - 1999
Granada Television Regional News for Year of the Artist 2000 - 2001

Blackpool Pleasure Beach 2000 - 2002
Chester Roman Amphitheatre  2004 - 2005
Liverpool Cathedral 2005
Stonehenge Riverside Project 2007 - 2009

and most recently......

War Art & Surgery

War Art & Surgery is a contemporary response to surgeon artist Henry Tonks' WW1 pastel portraits of facial reconstruction. The project resulted in the production of over 150 drawings representing military surgeons in training and the rehabilitation of recently wounded soldiers on their road to recovery.
The drawings reflect the training and expertise of clinicians and the heroism of those who survived life-changing injuries.

The exhibition tour culminated at The Brindley, Runcorn in November 2015 and has now closed. Information about future displays will be posted here. 

View the project exhibition by following this link to a TV interview recorded in The Brindley galleries :-

Project publication
"War, Art and Surgery: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in the work of Henry Tonks and Julia Midgley" edited by Samuel J.M.M. Alberti, is now available from :-

for full details and further information please visit


Some of the drawings are illustrated to the left and on the documentary page, click on link below, and also at :-


Drawings from the  War Art & Surgery project are now available for acquisition
and can be viewed by appointment in the Cheshire studio.
War Art & Surgery is an Arts Council England funded project
For enquries please contact:-
studio   01606 77006 or
e mail  julia@juliamidgley.co.uk

Awards  Three drawings from the War Art & Surgery portfolio have been shortlisted for the
John Ruskin 2015 Drawing Prize - award winners to be announced 25th February 2016.

For further reportage projects click on documentary page link below

Personal work uses drawings of horses, often as a metaphor, often as studies for larger works. There are new Horse drawings on the Horses page .

Visit the Printmaking page to see award winning etchings or click on the appropriate image below for Personal, Documentary, Horses, Amphitheatre, and DLA Piper pages.


1993 and 2000 Laing Landscape Awards (Manchester)
1996 The Rainford Trust Prize ( painting ) 

1996 The Gainsborough's House Prize ( printmaking , and ... most recently in
2007 "Coast" National competition and exhibition ( painting ) 

2009 The Printmaking Today Prize - R.E. Annual exhibition Bankside Gallery London

Professional Memberships:-

Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, 
Reader in Documentary Drawing at Liverpool School Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University ( ret'd 2013).
Member & past Vice President of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts;
C.A.N. (Cheshire Artists Network)

The Chelsea Arts Club 

email: julia@juliamidgley.co.uk.  or call 01606 77006

for most recently completed small works

for the John Ruskin Prize 2015 shortlist

for conference drawing

for reportage and printmaking





blue american horse

t.parthian archer
Drawings of Horses Documentary Printmaking Chester Roman Amphitheatre DLA Piper Residency