Julia Sorrell RI, RBA

 Curriculum Vitae



Date of Birth: 4/8/55;   Place of birth: Southend-on-Sea;   Nationality: British

Marital Status: Married;



Southend College of Art & Design (1971-3) (Foundation).

Goldsmith’s College, Dept. of Textiles-Fashion (Embroidery) (1973-76). BA (2:1)   

Royal Academy Schools  Post-graduate Diploma in Drawing and Painting (1978-81),



RA Summer Show: 1975,76,77,82,85,86,89,90,97.

RWS Open Show, Bankside Gallery: 1983,85,88,89, 04, 07.

New English Art Club, Mall Galleries 1998, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03,04.

RBA, Mall Galleries, 2004, 08, 09,10, 11, 12, 13, 14.15, 16, 17, 18, 19.

RI, Mall Galleries  2008,09,10, 11, 12, 13, 14.15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Galleries 2018.

Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award - National Portrait Gallery 1980..

“Recent Acquisitions", National Portrait Gallery 1982.

"Portrait 80’s” Arts Council Touring Exhibition 1985-6.

“Family Likeness” Cleary Gallery, Canterbury Festival 1990.

Singer & Friedlander - Sunday Times Water-colour Competition 1990.

Maas Gallery, London (one-woman show) 1994.

Cheltenham Open Drawing 1996.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philip Reiff Collection, 1996.

John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 1997.

Ben Nicolson Gallery, Holt 1997.

Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Arts Project 1998..

Haus No 3 Gallery, Frickenhausen, Germany 2001.

New Grafton Gallery, 2003, 04, 05,06.

Waterhouse & Dodd, Cork Street, London, 2006,07

 “Art In Action”, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire 2006. 07,10

‘From Nature into Abstraction, John Innes Centre 2007

                                        New Hall College, Cambridge 2008.

“Art In Nature” Chappel Galleries, Colchester, 2008

The Russell Gallery, London, 2014..

‘Sorrell Family Reunion’, Wymondham Arts Centre, 2014,

                                St Edmundsbury Gallery, 2015

‘The Sorrell Family’, Chelmsford Museum 2015

‘Wild and Ancient Orkney’ Abbott & Holder, London 2016

                                  McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research 2016

                                  Stapleford Granary, Cambridge 2016

‘Nature & Form’, one woman show at Clare Hall College, Cambridge 2020.


Prizes and awards:

Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award, second prize 1980.

Elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colour 2008.

Elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists 2009.

ACE TravelArt Award 2015



Work In the Collection of:

Goldsmirth’s Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery

Chelmsford Museum & Art Gallery (Purchased by Annie Hugill Fund).

Reading Museum Schools Service (Embroidery panel)

National Portrait Gallery, portrait of Baron Ramsey of Canterbury.

Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend.

Professor Philip Rieff, Benjamin Franklin Lecturer, University of Pennsylvannia.

New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge.

McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, Cambridge

ACE Foundation, Cambridge

Private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.







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