Julie Shiels makes work for both the gallery and public space. Her sculptural and photographic artworks aim to bring into focus material things and physical spaces that are hidden, undervalued, disappearing or slipping from view.
Throughout her career Shiels has been both an artist and project manager often working collaboratively with culturally diverse communities, museums and arts organisations, including the Jewish Museum, Immigration Museum, and with local councils — Banyule, Albury, Bayside and City of Port Phillip.
Julie is known for her temporary site-specific projects such as ‘All that Remains’, which involved stencilling text on discarded furniture on suburban nature strips. But she is regularly commissioned to produce permanent public sculptures.