Julieann Worrall Hood studied in the mixed media Tapestry Department at Edinburgh College of Art (BA Hons) and is currently completing a p/t MFA at Bath Spa University alongside her role as Acting Module Leader, Mixed Media Textiles on the Contemporary Arts Practice and Creative Arts degree courses at the School of Art and Design.
With a particular interest in developing undergraduate experimental drawing and making, critical reflection and contextual research, Worrall Hood offers expertise in drawing, 2d and 3d mixed media, installation, tapestry, theatre design and interdisciplinary practice. She applies a student centred fine art process to teaching and learning, informed by her own diverse practice and experience, fostering critical engagement and reflections alongside development of technical skills to facilitate experimentation and articulation of ideas and concepts through appropriate media and methods.
In 2015-16 Worrall Hood co-devised and led an interdisciplinary research project with Dr Rebecca Schaaf, Subject Leader Geography,funded by the Vice Chancellor and with the involvement of internationally acclaimed artist Richard Long and students from the schools of Geography and Art. The outcomes of the project so far were presented at the Landscaping Change conference in April 2016. Schaaf and Worrall Hood have been invited to explore future developments for this research, working across Schools, under the umbrella of the newly formed Environmental Humanities Research Centre at Bath Spa University and have co-written a paper, Geography and Art: The challenge of seeing through others' lenses, in collaboration with Owain Jones, Professor of Environmental Humanities, BSU.
Worrall Hood's practice has been described as 'richly associative' (Wilson 2016). She has worked nationally and internationally to public and private commission, combining the processes and techniques of textiles and sculpture to form pieces in steel, wire, willow,fibre, stone, bronze, environmental art and design for performance.
Recent public and corporate commissions include pieces for the Children's Museum of Denver, USA (2014), Basingstoke District Council, Sustrans/The Cotswold Wildlife Park and the VandA where she was tapestry artist in residence for six months and VandA lead artist on the International Museum's Education Project: Raphael Cartoons. Worrall-Hood also devised and led multi-disciplinary outreach projects, set and costume design for the Watermill Theatre, Newbury from 2001-2012 and has extensive experience as an artist in residence and artist in schools.
A selected artist with Arts Council Creative Partnerships and the national Building Schools for the Future programme, Worrall Hood has held positions as adviser and subsequently board member at Southern Arts (Arts Council England). Her most recent public commission, awarded June 2015, is for a series of large, interwoven and welded burnished stainless steel March Hares for the northwest entrance to the city of Salisbury.
- BA(Hons) Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University
- MFA Bath Spa University.
- PGCE (Further and Higher Education).
- Fine Art
- Mixed Media Textiles
- Constructed Textiles
- Theatre Set and Costume design.