Current Work and Exhibitions: 

Leading up to Christmas I have works in the following Cairns galleries: Northsite Contemporary Arts (Art Market),  Cairns Art Gallery (Print Room) and Crate59 (Wish You were Here) exhibition.   Thank you to those who visited, and purchased from my exhibition Melaleucas & Mangroves this year, at Northsite Contemporary Arts, Cairns.  I continually add to the popular Little Stick series (right) and have other works  available at and

















































Little Stick #3



Julie’s career in art and illustration has spanned thirty five years, after having trained at Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. In 2009, after turning her practice toward botanical drawing, she commenced the first of five annual residencies and exhibitions with Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre. On completion of the fifth residency, a retrospective of the solo exhibitions was toured nationally by the Tanks Arts Centre in partnership with Cairns Botanic Gardens, supported by Australia Council for the Arts.  Julie lives in North Queensland and her current work remains in the botanical realm – ranging from colourful exotics to Australian natives of the Wet Tropics region.

lumnitzera racemosa
aegiceras corniculatum
avicennia marina var eucalyptifolia_2012

In 2011 Julie was also awarded the Cairns Tourism Product Award for a package incorporating Botanical Drawing Workshops and a range of merchandise featuring artwork of local flora. The workshops continue to be held once a month at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and the merchandise (prints, cards and linen tea towels) are available at various outlets and on line at my Etsy Shop Not Just Tea Towels

White Water Lily

Solo Exhibitions

2014 – 16 Offshoots National Touring Exhibition
2013 Offshoots V Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns
2012 Offshoots IV Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns
2011 Offshoots III Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns
2010 Offshoots II Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns
2009 Offshoots I Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns
2008 Pandanus Cell Art Space – Cairns
2008 Sketchbook Pullman Reef Hotel – Cairns

Selected Group Exhibitions



Destination North

Q’ld Regional Art Awards

Cairns Art Gallery


2018 Rusty’s Botanica (curator) Botanic Gardens, Cairns
2017 Kick Arts Members Exhibition Centre of Contemporary Art, Cairns
2016 Gondwana’s Garden Port Douglas Artists, Tanks Art Centre
2015 Collectible Art Exhibition Cairns Regional Gallery
With Others Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
2014 Inkmasters Print Exhibition Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Start Collecting Art Cairns Regional Gallery
2013 Paper Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Start Collecting Art Cairns Regional Gallery
International Print Exchange Hong Kong
2012 Start Collecting Art Cairns Regional Gallery
Inkmasters Print Exhibition Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Knock Knock Sub 150 Circa 1907, Cairns
2011 Postcard Show Cairns Regional Gallery
Blunt Edge Portraiture Pink Phoenix Gallery, Cairns
Inkmasters Circa 1907, Cairns
Uke Exhibition Tanks Arts Centre
2010 Showcase Cell Art Space, Cairns
Our Place QLD Regional Art Award
2009 Local Colour Vivo, Palm Cove
Line Kick Arts COCA, Cairns
2008 Transience Touring Exhibition CRG & Upholstery
Hidden Treasures Cairns Regional Gallery
Townsville Open Award Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville