Julie Johnstone

Julie Johnstone is an artist, curator and publisher based in Edinburgh. She creates artists’ books and installations that explore visual perception, distillation and contemplative experience. Works are held in numerous collections including the Tate Library, the National Art Library (V&A), the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and in private collections. Her minimal text works have appeared in several publications, most recently in The New Concrete: visual poetry since 2000 (Hayward). She was awarded the inaugural Research Residency in Artists’ Books at Edinburgh College of Art, and has recently exhibited in Kyoto, Japan. Through her Essence Press imprint she has collaborated with poets and artists from Scotland, the UK and America, including Thomas A. Clark, Alec Finlay and Jane Hirshfield, to create handbound artists’ books or poem-objects. She was formerly the Librarian at the Scottish Poetry Library.


each breath, a page | each page, a breath »

Artists' books and installations from Julie Johnstone's Essence Press

Thu 8 March - Sun 11 March | 11:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Upstairs gallery

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Borderlines »

With Miriam Gamble, Julie Johnstone, Iggy McGovern and Lies Van Gasse

Fri 9 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Meet the Artist: Julie Johnstone »

Talk to the artist and publisher behind ‘each breath, a page | each page, a breath’

Fri 9 March | 12:30 - 13:15 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street