Mr John France

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  • Qualifications:M.A. Fine Art ( Painting )
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - Drawing & Ap
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 84844

About me

John France studied at Sheffield School of Art, Coventry Polytechnic and then for a M.A. Painting at Chelsea School of Art, London. He has received numerous awards including Arts Council of Great Britain Minor Award (1977), South West Arts Award Major Award (1980) and a British Council Award (2000). His work has been included in a number of international group and mixed exhibitions including John Moores Liverpool 19 Exhibition (Prizewinner), '4th International Drawing Triennial, Wroclaw, Poland', 'Destination Drawing', International Drawing Research Institute, UNSW, Australia, 'Intersection' 1st International Contemporary Arts Festival, Ullan Batar, Mongolia and 'Renascence' Hyogo International Painting Competition, Kobe, Japan.

Recent one - person exhibitions include Tender the Butcher' Lanchester Gallery, Mission Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 'Notes from Icarus the Fireman' and 'Silent as Breathing' “ The History of the Visitation “ at Junko Aikawa Art International Gallery ,Tokyo, Japan. Curatorial Projects include 'Message to India' exhibition at the Queens Gallery, British Council Gallery, New Delhi that subsequently toured to Chandigarh, Jaipur and Mumbai in 2001and “ Error 3 “ at Safi Gallery, Barcelona and Jawahar Kala Kenda, Jaipur, India

John has taught extensively in Arts Schools in Britain and abroad including Guest Tutor at Kunstogskolen I Bergen (2008-12), Guest Artist at Icelandic Academy of Arts, Reykjavik (2011) Guest Academic Aalto University, Helsinki (2011) and Visiting Professor in Fine Art, PHL, Limburg, Belgium. In 1998 he was appointed Head of Fine Art at the University of Derby to run parallel to his role as University Reader in Fine Art and Director of the Centre for Advanced Studio Practice .John is Convener of the Advanced Centre in Drawing at UWE. Lead External Examiner for the Post-Grad School at Norwich University College of Art including MA Drawing (2006 – 2010) and currently BA Fine Art, University of Chichester.

Specialties: Painting ,Drawing ,Curation .

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