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Born in Belfast and based in mainland UK, Susan Francis has exhibited internationally in France, Spain, Poland, Canada and the USA. She has been resident at The Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art in Omaha, USA and the Polish International Sculpture Centre. In addition to private collections, her work is held in the national collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and she is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.




2021          MA with distinction in Theology, Imagination and Culture at Sarum College and the University of Winchester funded by an                   award from the Sarum St Michael Trust

2012          PTLLS Teaching Certificate in Further Education

1989          BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire


2024/25    Drawing the Night In, Touring UK group exhibition

2023          Solo show, Small House Gallery, London

2023          Documentary film on practice for Turkish TV




July 2023      Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show, Dora house, London

July 2023      Cellophane Wrapper, Plastic Pie, Basingstoke

July 2023      Doll, House of Smalls, Chichester

June 2022     Insect Odyssey, Salisbury Museum, Salisbury

June 2022     Doublethink, APT Gallery, London

Sep 2021      Connect, Vanner Gallery launch show, Salisbury                                                                                                       Sep 2020      Wiltshire Creative Open, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury                                                                                  

Oct 2019      Drawn, The Young Gallery, Salisbury

Sep 2019      Let Us Dissent, spudWORKS, Sway, The New Forest

March 2019  Sculpture Open, Royal West Academy, Bristol                                                                                             

March 2019  In The Round, CAS chapel, Andover, Hampshire                                                                                               

Nov 2018     Cicatrix Imprimé Atelier Circulaire, Monreal, Canada                                                                                      

Sep 2018      Cicatrix, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon                                                                                            

June 2018     Altered States, The London Group, St John’s Crypt, Waterloo, London                                                         

Sep 2017      Something Borrowed, Arthouse1, Bermondsey, London                                                                    

Jan 2017       Cicatrix at Springs Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant
Oct 2016      Art Language Location, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
May 2016     Call & Response, Salisbury International Festival, Salisbury                                                                 

Sep 2015      The Laboratory of Dissent, Winchester School of Art Gallery                                                          

March 2015  The Plant Project, The Young Gallery, Salisbury                                                                                           

Oct 2014      Recursive, No Format Gallery, London May 2014 ‘Nocturne’ FAB, Bath
Oct2013       Drawing Open, Salisbury Arts Centre Dec 2012 Xmas Bogoff, WW Gallery, London                             

Nov 2012     Sweet Nothings, Flint Microfest, Salisbury                                                                                                          

2012            Zeitgeist Arts Projects, London                                                                                                                                 Oct 2012      Sluice 2012, Hamni gallery, London                                                                                                                  

July 2012      Surface ll Crypt gallery, London                                                                                                                                June 2012    Mis-Information Bath Fringe Festival
June 2012     Modern Madonnas, St Georges Arts, Esher
Nov 2011     The Title Art Prize , Blank Space, Manchester
Sept 2011     Dark, Video installations, CoExist galleries, Southend                                                                                     

March 2011  Wunderland, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff
Dec 2010      Crash Open, Charlie Dutton gallery, London
Oct 2010      Invasion of Privacy, Notfamousyet, Oxford
Aug 2010     House of Fairytales, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
Dec 2009     Visual Arts & Business South West, London
Oct 2008     Visual Arts& Business South West, Bristol
Oct 2008     Bristol Contemporary Open, Paintworks, Bristol
March 2008 The Women's art Show, Fairfields Art Centre, Basingstoke                                                                              

Feb 2008     Novas Contemporary Art Centre, London 




2015            NIGHT, Solo Performance, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover, Hampshire                                                             Aug 2014            Cicatrix, The Young Gallery, Salisbury
March 2012  Alchemy, Solo show Urmson-Burnett Gallery, Salisbury                                                                                          Feb 2008     Walking the Wire, Exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre                                                                            

1995            Solo show Madeley Court Gallery, Telford, Shropshire                                                                                    

1993            Place Work, Solo show, Arts Council Gallery of Northern Ireland, Belfast                                                      

1993            Solo show, The Art Farm, Nebraska, USA
1990            Solo show South Square Gallery Bradford
1990            Two person show Hanover Gallery, Liverpool 




Oct 2018       Ladies, How Does it Feel’ Soup, Caraboo Projects, Bristol                                                                                       March 2017  Night Vision, Metal SouthEnd, International Womens Day, London
Aug 2016     Stranger is Typing, Digital Selves Symposium for the Still Point Journal
June 2016     Night Vision,  Bermondsey Art Space, London
July 2014      Please Stand By, Chisenhale Art Place, London
June 2011     I want a Leotard, Microgallery, Fire Station Arts centre, Windsor
May 2011     The Last shall be First (Polly, Wolly, Doodle) Salisbury Cathedral
March 2010  Last Friday Shorts - Screening and talk on 'Night Vision', TAP Gallery, Southend, London 





2017             Case Study film from Do I Know You for Sunderland University                                                                              

2014             Film Commissioned by 5x5x5 for Old Sarum, Salisbury

2013/14       AA2A residency at Solent University
2014             Cicatrix, Commissioned film for WW1 centenary project                                                                                 

2012             Reside residency
2008             Words of art, Commissioned Artwork for Salisbury District Hospital
1993             Residency at The Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1991             Residency at The Polish International Sculpture Centre, Oronsko, Poland

1990             Residency at British Art in Albi, Galerie Impact, Albi, France 




2018            Sarum St Michael Trust award to fund Masters Degree in Theology, Imagination and Culture

2015            Gane Trust
2015            Grants for the Arts Award Arts Council England

2013            Re:view Bursary, a-n
2008            The Juliet Gomperts Trust Project Award
2008            Grants for the Arts Award – Art Council England

1993            British Council Award
1991            Prince's Trust Award 




2006 - 15      Winterslow C of E Aided Primary School, Wiltshire 2008 - Norman Court School, Hampshire
Roger Manwood's Grammar school, Kent
2000             Northbourne Primary School, Kent                                                                                                                   

1993             Lectured in Sculpture, Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Brighton Technical college                                 

1992/93       Lectured in Sculpture, Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Northbrook College Worthing 





2015/18       Resident artist for Artlift in Salisbury and Whiteparish GP surgery
2013 - 2019  La Folia art programme in schools for young adults/children with disabilities
2011-2015    Art Workshops for Salisbury Museum
2012 - 2017  Ongoing art workshops with Morning Star, charity for the homeless
2006-2013    PAWS (Participatory art workshops) resident artist for Wiltshire County Council
2005-2015    Art workshops at Salisbury Arts Centre
2001             Community Sculpture project with Margate School for the Deaf, Kent
1998             Six month art project at St. Pauls Community Centre, Cliftonville, Kent
1996             Festival sculpture workshops, Canterbury, Kent
1995             Exhibition workshops, Solo show at Madeley Court Gallery, Telford
1993/96       Artability artist working in residential care homes, adults with learning difficulties, MIND, hospices




2022            Softcore by Rebecca Orr

2021            Interview Series by Dispensary Gallery

2017            Your Reactions to the Homeless on Film Wiltshire Life by Lesley Bates
2015            Digital Selves in Research Symposium, The Still Point Journal

2014            The Weight of Absence Interviewed by Jane Boyer for 'Recursive'

2014            Cicatrix catalogue, text by Professor Ewan Clayton                          

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