Julia Krone

Julia Krone

Bio

Julia Krone grew up and was educated in Cape Town, South Africa. She attended the University in Cape Town, where she gained an Honours degree in Social Science, majoring in Community Development Work. 

She quickly transitioned into the more glamorous world of show business and event management. Julia had a successful career as a jazz singer in Cape Town having directed and produced her own cabaret show. She helped pioneer event management in Cape Town and for 15 years had her own company specializing in corporate and community events, live entertainment, and music promotion. 

Moving to Edinburgh in 2007, she had the very fortunate opportunity to study at Edinburgh College of Art and this helped launch her career as a painter.

Painting, print-making, textile design, and more recently, collage work, have been her focus. She published a range of greeting cards, featuring her work and has a range of fabric designs, using her paintings as a starting point.

She continues to explore different mediums. 

Whilst living in Aberdeenshire, Julia would annually host an open studio event, as part of NEOS, the North East Open Studios festival. 

Back in Edinburgh she regularly shows her work as part of the Edinburgh Fringe and she has a recently launched Pop Up Studio Gallery which is open by several days a week or by appointment all year round. 

Julia’s paintings have been selected for various RSA Open Exhibitions and her work has been featured several times in Homes & Interiors Scotland. 

She is represented by the BGallery in Paris and her work may be found in private collections in South Africa, France, Spain, Australia, USA, Peru, UAE, England, Wales and Scotland.

EXHIBITIONS AND OTHER EVENTS: 

2022  

  • Design Joburg, Stand D2, Turbine Art Fair (TAF) Paper, Sandton Square, Johannesburg, 19-21 May 
  • TAF Paper, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 27-29 May 
  • SSA, Borders Art Fair, 30×30 Exhibition, April 
  • JK Pop Up Studio Gallery, Edinburgh, on going 
  • IoD (Institute of Directors) Edinburgh – 7 large works on show and for sale in their new head offices on Queen Street, from January 2022 

2021  

  • JK Pop Up Studio Gallery launched in Edinburgh, September 2021 – on going 
  • Solo Show, “Colour”, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Venue 422, Gallery at Number One Clarence Street, 6-31 August 
  • Launch of Online Shop and new website – May 2021 
  • Group Show, Kael Gallerie, St Palais Sur Mer, curated by B Gallery, July-August 
  • Solo Show, “Attrape tes Rêves”, B Gallery, Brussels, June 

2020  

  • Solo Show, “Attrape tes Rêves”, B Gallery, 51 rue Daguerre, 7501, Paris, December 
  • Society of Scottish Artists, 30 x 30 Online Edition, November   
  • Online launch of Limited Edition “Nice” Fine Art Print series 

2019  

  • Solo Show, “Happy Landings”, Venue 422, Number One Clarence Street, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-16th August. 
  • Research Visit to the Matisse Museum, Nice, December/January 

 

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2018 

  • IoD (Institute of Directors) Edinburgh – 7 large works on show and for sale in their elegant Georgian boardrooms on Charlotte Square: Jun 2018-Dec 2020 
  • Winter Show, The Milton Gallery, Crathes, Banchory 
  • “Threads”, Group Show curated by The Artists Pool, The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh 
  • Solo show, “Dream Gardens”, Number One Clarence Street, Venue 422, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 6-17th August 
  • North East Open Studios (NEOS), Julia Krone Art & Design Studio, Bath Street Gallery, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire 

2017   

  • RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh – two paintings 
  • Auction of luxury velvet “Art Cushion” at “The Tumbling Lassie”, charity ball in Edinburgh, in support of their work against modern slavery and human trafficking  
  • Society for Scottish Artists (SSA) – preselected large painting 
  • North East Open Studios (NEOS), Bath Street Gallery, Bath Street Gallery, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Venue 132 
  • Silk Screen Print making at Edinburgh Printmakers 

2016 

  • Custom Lane, Edinburgh International Fashion Festival Christmas Fair, Leith, curated by Anna Freemantle 
  • Maggie’s Cancer Care Art Extravaganza, Chester Hotel, Aberdeen, sponsored by Woodgroup PSN 
  • Solo show, “Playground”, Number One Clarence Street, Venue 422 Edinburgh Fringe Festival 
  • Group show, “Abstract?” The Milton Gallery, Crathes, Banchory 

2015 

  • Winter Exhibition, Junction Arts, Aberdeen 
  • The Scottish Home Fair, with Junction Arts, Aberdeen 
  • Aberdeen Art Fair, NEOS stand curated by Junction Arts, Aberdeen 
  • North East Open Studios (NEOS), collaborated with local artist, Colin Brown, Bath Street Gallery, Bath Street Gallery, Stonehaven 

2014 

  • Gallery at Fifty Five, Stonehaven, Summer Exhibition 
  • “Winter Exhibition”, Sutton Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh 
  • “A Turquoise and Platinum Line”, Group Exhibition, Jack Tierney Gallery, Cults, Aberdeen 
  • “Expressions in Oil”, Group Exhibition, Langbyre Gallery, Banchory, Aberdeenshire  
  • RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh – one painting 
  • Sandpiper Trust Christmas Sale, Woodend, Trustach, Banchory, Aberdeenshire 

2013 

Studio work, swimming in the River Dee (Scotland) and in the sea at Collioure (France) 

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2012 

  • RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh – one painting 
  • Aberdeen Artist’s Society (AAS) Justice Street, group show 
  • Finzean Farm Shop and Gallery, Finzean, Aberdeenshire, group show 
  • Upper Deeside Art Society (UDAS) Balmoral Stables Show, Balmoral Castle2011 
  • Group show, “Fairways”, North East Open Studios, Banchory, Scotland 
  • Woodendbarn Summer Show, Banchory, Aberdeenshire 

2010 

  • Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition 
  • Leith School of Art, Advanced Drawing & Painting, group exhibition 

2009 

  • “Crossings: Land and Sea: (I) Land” – group show, as part of the International Edinburgh Arts Fringe Festival, showing an eclectic mix of Scottish, South African, New Zealand and Japanese artists 
  •  “Crossings: Land and Sea: (II) Sea” – group show, as part of the International Edinburgh Art Fringe Festival, showing Scottish and South African artists 
  • Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition 
  • Leith School of Art, end of year exhibition 
  1. Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition 
  1. Edinburgh College of Art, Summer School exhibition 
  1. White River Group Art Show, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa – Julia sold her first large painting 

 

ART EVENT MANAGEMENT: 

2018 

  • “Dream Gardens”, Solo Show as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, Venue 422, Number One Clarence Street – curator, venue owner and manager, 6-17th August 

2016 

  • “Playground”, Solo Show as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, Venue 422, Number One Clarence Street – curator, venue owner and manager 

2015 

Group Art Show with fellow artist, Colin Brown, as part of the North East Open Studios (NEOS), Scotland – curator, venue owner and manager, Fetteresso Lodge, Bath Street, Stonehaven, Scotland 

2011 

“Fairways”, Group Art Show, as part of the North East Open Studios (NEOS), Scotland (curator, event manager and exhibitor) for Inchmarlo Golf Resort and Golf Estate, Banchory, Scotland 

2009 

  • “Crossings: Land & Sea: I Land” as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland 
  • “Crossings: Land & Sea: II Sea” as part of the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland – curator of both group art shows, venue owner and manager 
  •  Edinburgh Fringe Festival Venues Committee Member 

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BMW Sculpture Garden with work by well known South African artist, Beezey Bailey, for launch of BMW Z3, Cape Town, South Africa – curated and produced the show for BMW 

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

 “Constellation”, oil on board, 40x40cm – painting on the front and back covers of poetry publication by Angus DH Ogilvie, “Lights in the Constellation of the Crab”, Published by Hermit Crab, Edinburgh, 2012, for the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. A copy may be found at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. 

Homes & Interiors Scotland, March/April 2017 – work featured 

Homes & Interiors Scotland, Sep/Oct 2018 – “Art Words” First Person – artist profile 

Homes & Interiors Scotland, Nov/Dec 2021 – work featured and quoted several times in the ‘The Art Edit’ 

 

OTHER CREATIVE VENTURES: 

2015  

Julia self-published a range of Greeting Cards, featuring her paintings 

2016 

Julia prints a selection of her paintings to fabric, designs a range of Quartz Carabiner necklaces with a maritime feel, extending her creative output to interior design and fashion accessories.  

She launches her first Luxury velvet Art Cushion, “Juxtaposition”, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to wide acclaim. 

2017 

Julia launched a range of lampshades with her new design, “Stonehaven”, printed in Glasgow, onto Union Linen 

Julia published a second range of Greeting Cards featuring further paintings 

2018 

New sized cushions added to the both cushion collections 

2020 

New design, luxury velvet Art Cushion 

New design, “Town & Country”, printed onto Bamboo fabric, to create a Shirt Dress prototype 

2020 

Applied for, awarded and completed “Creative Bridge” the 6 month online course funded by Creative Informatics – valued at £5000. Course Content: Markets; Understanding Your Customers; the Build-Measure-Learn cycle; Pitch Decks; Funding & Investment, alongside guest speaking slots from global entrepreneurs. 

2021 

Staging and styling a three bedroom Georgian flat in Stockbridge for two overseas clients wishing to sell their inherited property via the Savills property agents. The work involved clearing the flat of student rental home ware and the loan of carefully selected soft furnishings, plants, Persian rugs and paintings in preparation for the Savills photo shoot. It involved meeting the clients marketing deadline, frequent communication with the client in NYC and London. It also involved maintain the plants for 6 weeks whilst the viewings took place, and then dismantling the décor once the flat sold. 

 

RESIDENCIES: 

  • 2021 – Dinard, Brittany, France – tidal pool immersive art research (swimming twice daily which has inspired a new series of work in progress, entitled ‘Tidal’) visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny and to Mont St Michel; remote working for 3 weeks after business trip to B Gallery in Paris 
  • 2021 – London – research and development trip to the Tate Modern, RSA 
  • 2020 – Lyon – art research, family business – May- August – 3 months 
  • 2020 – Nice research and development, Matisse Gallery– January – 10 days 
  • 2019 – London research and development – 5 days 
  • 2019 – Paris research and development – 5 days 
  • 2019 – Barcelona research and development, visited Miro Foundation– 10 days 
  • 2018 – Berlin research and development – 7 days 
  • 2013/14  – Amsterdam research and development – 2 weeks 
  • 2011 – Deeside, Banchory, worked on “Sea Garden” series 
  • 2007 – Malta for 5 months, “Meduse” and “Sea Ladder” series 

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS: 

  • Ordinary Member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) 
  • Member of Scottish Artists Union (SAU) 
  • Member of Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)  

 

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