Julie Blyfield worked at Gray Street Workshop, contemporary jewellery collective, in Adelaide, South Australia for 23 years and in 2010, she established her own independent studio overlooking her garden environment.
In 2007 she was a recipient of the prestigious South Australian Living Artist Award which celebrated her achievements with a major monograph about her life and work, published by Arts SA and Wakefield Press. Julie has her work in museum collections including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France; the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom. As part of her practice, she regularly mentors emerging jewellers to share her knowledge, skills and professional experience. She has lectured and presented jewellery workshops in Australia, United States of America and in the United Kingdom. As the Overall Winner of the South Australian Museum Natural History Art Prize in 2011, her work was acquired for the South Australian Museum collection.
With over 30 years’ experience, Julie exhibits nationally and internationally and her work has been selected for prestigious exhibitions such as ‘Schmuck’ in Germany and ‘Silver Triennial International’ touring exhibitions.