Julia Parks is based near Maryport in West Cumbria. Through film, photography, sculpture and sound, Julia’s work explores the different relationships between landscape, place and people, often focusing on the west-coast of Cumbria.
Julia has previously created a film with Barrow based poet Kate Davis and created an a portrait of the different ways industry has shaped coastal landscapes in Workington. Her films often includes oral history, archive footage and poetry. She has also appeared on BBC Country File demonstrating how to develop 16mm film in seaweed.
As part of RE Drift Julia has created a moving image portrait of Haaf Netting in the Solway Estuary. Haaf netting is a traditional method of fishing for salmon and sea trout. Julia has worked with Haaf Netters to capture the unique fishing practice through image and sound. She has worked in collaboration with Heather Andrews – a Glasgow based sound designer and field recordist.