This Artsville profile of Christchurch artist Julia Morison was made in 2005, the year she became an Arts Laureate. Morison is filmed in her studio, “forming order from the chaos of her materials”. She explains how her tools and materials guide her image making — which in her 30 year career, has ranged across a variety of media. The film also features collaborations with fellow artist Heather Straka, including a photographic project entitled Madame & the Bastard and a series of mysterious 30 second films. At the time of this interview, Julia was a senior lecturer at Ilam School of Fine Arts.
..the worst thing about it is it's unpredictable. Like you never really know when it's going to hit.– Julia Morison on developing rheumatoid arthritis in her 30s