London based artist and educator Francesca Centioni Dene believes in encapsulating her philosophy through maintaining a sense of freedom. Francesca's practice is based on the use of printmaking and alternative photographic processes. Interested in exploring and extending dialogues she interconnects analogue, collage and embroidery into her work. Francesca often links themes of ecology and identity, specifically the interrelationship between reality and the imagined. Her expressive and sometimes abstract approach allows the work to act as fleeting encounters and found thoughts. Recent exhibitions include Dulwich Festival: Artists Open House at Dulwich Picture Gallery (2019), the #meetthemembers show at London Print Studio (2018) and the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (2016).

Francesca is currently studying MA Arts & Learning at Goldsmiths University, she completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL in 2007 and she has a PGCE in Education. She often collaborates with grassroots organisations and teaches in both formal and informal settings. Francesca is the founder of Little Artists London, she also currently teaches at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Museum of Childhood and October Gallery. Francesca has previously facilitated workshops for Kingsgate Primary School, Myatt Garden Primary School, Hurst Lodge School, Peckham Platform, Camden Arts Centre and Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.

Francesca teaches participants from 2 years old to 80 years plus from different backgrounds and varied abilities. Her holistic approach to teaching and learning often encompasses traditional processes with modern technologies, this provides a way in for building meaningful engagement and considering the role art plays in our everyday lives.

I have been teaching visual arts for over 10 years, for me as an artist educator it is about having an inclusive approach, finding ways-in for each participant and imbedding a sense of belonging, feeling respected and supported into my programming.
— Francesca


© 2019 Francesca Centioni