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


shadow 2

"Shadow 2" Aquatint  11x 10 cm  - drawings of horses

shadow leap

"Shadow Leap" Aquatint  16 x 10 cm 

Drawing, Printmaking, Documentary drawing.

I am a printmaker / artist who specialises in drawing.  Reportage and Documentary Drawing projects occupy much of my time. 

My current reportage project pays tribute to the archive of Henry Tonks' First World War pastel portraits which recorded the facial reconstruction of wounded soldiers by pioneering surgeon Harold Gillies.

 "War Art & Surgery"
is a World War 1 centenary project.
Over 150 drawings have been produced 
representing military surgeons in training and recently wounded soldiers on their road to recovery
The drawings look at the training and expertise of clinicians and the heroism of those who survived life-changing injuries, a century ago and today.

The exhibition and launch of the accompanying book,
"War, Art and Surgery: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in the work of Henry Tonks and Julia Midgley" edited by Samuel J.M.M. Alberti, will take place at The Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, from 14th October 2014.
Full details can be found here:-


Some of these drawings are illustrated to the left and also at :-


Examples of drawings from the Arts Council of England funded
War Art & Surgery
project are available for inspection by appointment.

Please contact:- 01606 77006 or
e mail  julia@juliamidgley.co.uk

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.

Other Documentary Projects:-

As a member of artistsinarchaeology I worked on the Stonehenge Riverside Project from 2007 -09 :-

From 2007 - 2008 I was DLA Piper Artist in Residence on the new Art & Design Academy in Liverpool designed by Rick Mather for L.J.M.U. :- http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/corporatecommunications/92595.htm  


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

Contact details are as follows:
studio :  01606 77006
e.           julia@juliamidgley.co.uk

for most recently completed small works










blue american horse

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