Anne French & Julia Pallone
Monday October 2 to Saturday November 11
Anne Ffrench and Julia Pallone are artists living in the Kinsale area. Over the last year they have become an important peer support for each other in their individual practices and in sharing knowledge and ideas. While their work is a not a collaboration, it does echo similar aesthetic sensibilities in how materials are used and how space is considered.
Anne Ffrench was born in Wexford in 1980, she now lives and works from Ballinspittle, Co. Cork. She graduated with a Joint First Class Honours degree in Fine Art Sculpture and History of Art from NCAD in 2004 and received a First Class Honours MA in Art Therapy in 2010. Anne was awarded an Arts Council New Project Award in 2010 and 2012 and a Cork County Council Bursary Award 2013/2016. She was a co-founding member of ‘The Pigeon House Studios’ Kinsale, which was set up in 2010 to help house and support visual artists. Amongst many exhibitions Anne has shown work at The Sculpture Factory, Cork; VISUAL Carlow; The National Review of Live Art, Glasgow; Tulca, Galway; and the Fringe Festival, Dublin.
Julia Pallone is a visual artist working with a variety of media, ranging from drawing, photography and installations, through which she explores a poetic vision of the world. She comes from the Loire Valley, west of France and moved to Kinsale, Co. Cork more than 10 years ago. Julia graduated in 2002 with a MastersDegree from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, and also holds a Masters Degree in Italian studies from the University of Nantes, as well as a BA in French as a foreign Language from La Sorbonne in Paris. She is now a registered teacher with the Teaching Council and teaches Art in Further Education. She has exhibited extensively in European countries and has been awarded several art residencies and bursaries from Cork County Council and the Arts Council.
Image: Anne & Julia's Studio upon moving in. Image courtesy of Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre.
Uillinn Residencies are supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.