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 artistic practice, 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 a reflection of the values of the individual who wears it. It also functions as a reflection of the values of the society that produces and sanctions it. Jewellery looses meaning without context. 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 art form.

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

   Photograph by Dorje de Burgh