Exhibitions

2019                          Art of Gathering, The Newcraftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

2017                          Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, Chelsea, London 

2017                          Pairadeaza Feast, Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, Norh Devon

2017                          Green Hill Open, Greenhill Arts, Mortenhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon

2017                          New Year- New Work, North Devon Arts, Broomhill, North Devon

2016                          Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society Annual Open Exhibition

2016                          Soil Culture: Deep Roots, Plymouth University, Devon

2015                          Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society Annual Open Exhibition

2015                          Soil Culture, Exeter University, Exeter, Devon

2015                          Soil Culture: Deep Roots, Falmouth Art Gallery, falmouth, Cornwall

2015                          Painting Together, White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, North Devon

2014                          Soil Culture, Falmouth University, Cornwall

2012                          In the Dark Times, CMR Arts Space, Redruth, Cornwall

2012                          MA Degree Show, University College Falmouth, Cornwall

2012                          A Cultivation Field, Symposium and Exhibition, in                                                                                           association with the Arts Council England and PhD                                                                                       researcher Kate, Corder, The Keep, Reading

2011                           The Colour Garden, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

2010                          In the Midst of Wonders, The Royal Polytechnic Society,                                                                             Falmouth, Cornwall

2009                         Solo Show, Ock Pop Tok, Living Crafts Centre, Luang                                                                                   Prabang, Laos

2009                         On Land, Fulham Palace Gallery, Bishop’s Avenue, London

2009                         The Slade BA Summer Shows, The Slade School of Fine                                                                             Art, UCL, London

2007                         Turtle, Woburn Studios, Woburn Square, London

2006                         Eating Under Water, The Thomas a Becket, Old Kent Road,                                                                       London

Projects

2019                         Tutor at St Ives School of Painting, Landscape Painting and Natural                                                       Pigments

2018                         Trewidden Garden Studio, Design and Making of a Dye Garden

2017                          Selected artist at Greenhill Arts and Article in Devon Life

2017                          Pairadeaza Feast, Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddifrod, Norh Devon

2015                          eARTh moves to Hele Corn Mill, Hele, North Devon

2015                          Painting Together, collaborative painting projects

2014                          eARTh, workshop, ideas and project space officially opens

 

Education

2010-2012               University College Falmouth, MA

2005-2009             The Slade School of Fine Art, BA

 

Awards/ Scholarships

2010-2012               University College Falmouth Bursary Award

2010                          Creative Enterprise Cornwall Award

2009                         The Jeremy Cubitt Prize

2005-2009             The Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship

2005                         The Worshipful Company of Painter’s Stainers Prize

 

Residencies

2012                          Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall, U.K

2010                          Ock Pop Tok, Living Crafts Centre, Luang Prabang, Laos

 

Installations

2012                          Surrey Docks Ecological Park, Indigo

2011                           An Impromptu Happening, Fox Rose Hill Gardens, Cornwall

 

 

Painting

My painting practice reveals a continuous development about a response to environments, taking place in the landscape and in the studio. Going back to painting made me feel differently about it as the practice of painting provides me with a way of understanding and apprehending a deeper appreciation through visual language. I made a series of paintings as a response to living by the sea and the feeling this gives, focusing on mark making and colour to provide a language to convey these feelings.

 

Drawing

My drawing practice acts as a way of seeing and encountering the world. Spending time drawing provides a means of close observation, studying the forms of plants to understand them better.

 

Dyes

Using local and exotic plants in the South West and mud from the Thames River, London, the Penryn Estuary, Cornwall and earth pigments from Penwith, Cornwall, North Devon, West Somerset and Pembrokeshire, Wales, I have experimented with traditional and contemporary dye techniques including solar, composting and immersion.

 

Film

Film work is mostly done in collaboration with other artists including dancers and attempts to portray aspects of the natural world. and our human interaction with it. 

 

Theatre

The Sanford Collective Independent Theatre Company

 

Research

Earth Walks

Kew Gardens research interview

The Eden Project research interview

Jenny Dean

Jenny Balfour-Paul

The Permacouture Institute

Mud project river Thames

 

Other information

Award in Teaching

Public liability insurance

Enhanced CRB check

 

 

 

 

© Francesca Owen 2019

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