Biography
Julie Connellan has been making contemporary jewellery since graduating from a class directed by Winfried Krüger at the Berufskolleg für Design, Schmuck und Gerät, Pforzheim in 2009. She completed a Research M.A. at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2011. Alongside her jewellery making, she has worked as a teacher, lecturer and translator (DE-EN) of art and design. She holds a B.A. Hons in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin, 2004. Julie is based in County Galway, Ireland.

Statement
Jewellery can be understood as reflecting the values of the wearer as well as the society that produces and validates it. Jewellery carries the heavy burden of cultural historical meaning and associations. To make jewellery in the 21st century inevitably raises questions about relevance and purpose. One must take a position or risk shallow artifice. The complexity of meaning between symbols, signifiers and interpretations; between public and private or the collective and the individual is a distinct characteristic of this particular craft and sometimes art form.

Collections:
National Museum of Ireland; Collins Barracks, Dublin.
Private Collections:
IRL BE NL DE UK USA

   Photograph by Dorje de Burgh