ART IS LIFE.
Julia Faragher is an artist, specialising in writing, photography, filmmaking and design. She is currently studying at the Australian National University. She has been writing since she first took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2011, and has won it four times. In 2016, she served as a writer-in-residence for Feminartsy and placed 4th in the ANU Interhall Creative Writing Competition. She was recently awarded the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award for Arts and Multimedia 2019 in recognition of her contribution to the Canberra arts community.
She cofounded her own production company in 2011, Skybound Productions, which has since produced many short films that have screened at a variety of festivals. These include Lights! Canberra! Action! (2015 Winner - Best Student Film), All American High School Film Festival (2014 Finalist) and Tropfest Jr (2010 Finalist). Her documentary series “From Amateur to Artist” about the lives and work of young female artists in the Canberra community. It had its Canberra Premiere in March 2019 to a stunningly positive reception.