Marla Guppy, co-ordinator of the Art Zone, commissioned Julie to create a "Flood Marker" for Nowra's River Festival 2017. Julie's process led to 'dressing' the flood marker using various textiles. Black canvas was selected for the feature paintings. The images below illustrate the process.
In addition Julie initiated a twig painting workshop for children which proved popular.
Photographs taken by cinematographer David Gribble ACS offered a basis for Julie's composition of the birds of the Shoalhaven.