Julia McGhee

I am a freelance artist who works across choreography, performance and participatory practice. I'm interested in working with movement, the body, objects and materials that can reflect elements of the environment, history and people I see around me. My practice includes dancing, walking and wild swimming, gathering video and audio material, as well as found objects, stories and history from people locally. I am based in Easter Ross in the Scottish Highlands and I collaborate with other artists from interdisciplinary fields to create live indoor and outdoor performance, digital/multi-media projects and community engagement events. I am a member of The Work Room and am a Dance North Regional Artist. I also work part-time as Fundraising Officer for the Adult Learning and Youth Work teams at High Life Highland.

My current work - The Morrich Project – is an investigation into artistic responses to an area of land near my home in the Highlands. I’ve been working in collaboration with four other artists - Penny Chivas, Saffy Setohy, Nicolette Macleod and Robbie Synge – and together we have developed a body of research through outdoor and indoor performance, soundscape and film. In 2024, we aim to bring The Morrich Project to full production as a live experimental performance and installation to be shared with audiences in the Highlands, Central Belt and Dumfries & Galloway.