Artist Julia Francis

Copper Iris

Julia Francis

Media Mixed Media
Type Sculpture
Price £395.00 / $512.95
Size 0 x 0 cm
Ref 22083
I am captivated by movement and dance.
I aim to create innovative and highly expressive three dimensional works which capture that movement, which capture a moment, a fleeting glance often lost, telling a story of what has been and is yet to come.
To achieve this my works, often likened to three dimensional sketches, are but the simplest of outlines and shadows, sketched in a technique of considered haste. This technique is greatly influenced by Zen Buddhist calligraphy.
I sketch not with pencil or pen but with wire! My tonal work is created with the application of papier mache or textiles.



Lauderdale House, London
Art Ahoy, Celia Purcell Contemporary, Willow House , Deal, Glasgow
The Dancing Light Gallery, Nr West Linton, Scotland
Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles
Robertson Fine Art, Glenrothes, Fife

Dancing Light Gallery, Nr West Linton, Scotland
The Menier Gallery, London
Cloud Nine Gallery, Dumfries

St. Martins-in-the-Fields, London
Celia Purcell Contemporary, London
Gateside Sculpture Trail, Cupar, Fife
The Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh

The Troubador Gallery, London
Hope sculpture installed at Parley Hill Garden, Culross
The Quay Gallery, Aberdour, Fife
George Galitzine Show, Kings Road, London

Christos Gallery, Glasgow
The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Chelsea Art Fair, London (by invitation)
Jersey Gallery, London
Tango exhibition, CPC, London
Rise sculpture installed at Parley Hill Garden, Culross, Fife

11th Annual Exhibition of Women’s Work, Aldershot
The Jerdan Gallery , Crail, Fife
Blues and Greens, North Berwick
Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh
Alon Zakaim, London
Sheridan Russell, London
Just Scottish, Edinburgh
Finalist at Lautieri Moores exhibition at The Gallery on Cork Street, London
The Menier gallery, London
1986-1988 North Warwickshire College - National Diploma in Art and Design
1988-1990 Newcastle College of Art, Higher National Diploma in Photography and Film
1998 Edinburgh College of Arts, General Sculpure
1998 Edinburgh College of Arts, Life Modelling in clay
2000-2002 Woodcarving student of Latvian sculptor Zigsfrids Sapietis
2008 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop- Lafarge cement course

From 2007 to 2009 I was invited to attend rehearsals of Scottish based dance company The Curve Foundation, to study the dancers and create sculptures inspired by this experience.
Some of these works were taken on the 10th anniversary tour of the company. One of the works was presented to a French dancer, Soraya, on the stage at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh. This was a present for her 10th anniversary with the company.

I am currently in collaboration with David Hughes Dance. I am creating works inspired by my studies of the dancers in rehearsal for their next performance, The Chinaski Sessions.

I would welcome any further collaboration with dancers and performers.

I have worked on various commissions and welcome future commissions both public and private.