Julia Brooke-White - artist information
Julia Brooke-White specialises in photographing fine arts and craft and natural history subjects. These interests - and a
passion for islands - converge in her photography in the Pacific Islands, where she has lived and worked for many years.
Current projects include:
- Photography of the Pacific Arts Festival, July 2012, Solomon Islands.
Since 1992, Julia has photographed these four-yearly festivals, where the Pacific arts are on display at their highest level.
The Solomon Islands event will add to her unique record of Pacific Island culture and performance, now held in the
National Library of New Zealand.
- Pursuing and collecting oral histories about conservation in New Zealand. A trained oral historian, Julia has completed a
series on the history of the New Zealand Wildlife Service, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
Publications and collections - Julia is a major contributor of photographs to:
- Raoul and the Kermadecs NZ Northernmost Territory - Steven Gentry, to be published in 2013
- New Flags Flying - edited by Ian Johnstone and Michael Powles, Huia 2012
- Between Tides - Jewellery by Alan Preston - by Damian Skinner, Godwit 2008
- Tea - a Potted History of Tea in New Zealand - by Suzette Goldsmith, Reed 2006
- Every Kitchen Tells a Story - by Clare de Lore, Harper Collins, 2000
- Hokitika Handmade - by Keri Hulme, Hokitika Craft Gallery Co-Op, 1999
- Icons of New Zealand - Arts Marketing Board of Aotearoa, 1994
- Yalo-i-Viti - A Fiji museum catalogue - by Fergus Clunie, 1986
- Many gallery and museum catalogues and posters of shows on Art and Craft Art
- Photographs held in private collections in New Zealand and overseas.
- While living in Fiji from 1977 to 1987, Julia was the photographer for the Fiji Museum from 1982 -1986.
On her return to NZ she exhibited her Fiji series, Fiji Before, at Exposures Gallery, Wellington, in 1988.
She continued to freelance in New Zealand as a specialist photographer of fine art and craft.
- With a BSc in botany as well as an Advanced Certificate of Photography, Julia has also worked and photographed
in conservation and restoration projects around New Zealand and its offshore islands.
From 2001 to 2003 she worked for the Department of Conservation on Raoul Island (Kermadecs),
showing her photos in Raoul Rough at Photospace Gallery, 2004.
- A member of the Wellington Botanical Society, she regularly contributes articles and photographs to its publications.
- Island Style - dancing the Pacific (26 photos included),
National Library of New Zealand, 2013
- After Life - Photospace, 2008
- Raoul Rough - Photospace, 2004 (with an installation by sculptor Deborah Hall)
- Pacific Numerals - Café Brava, Wellington FotoFest, 1998
- Craft in the 90s - Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 1995
- Fiji Before - Exposures Gallery, Wellington, 1989
Photographs by Julia Brooke-White are available for sale at Photospace gallery.
Please contact gallery director James Gilberd for purchasing information.
Street and postal address:
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place
ph/fax: 64-4-382 9502
Mobile: 027 444 3899
Director: James Gilberd
All material ©Julia Brooke-White and Photospace