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 historical and alternative photographic processes. Interested in exploring and extending dialogues she interconnects print, collage and embroidery into her work. Francesca often links ideas of the subconscious, specifically the interrelationship between reality and the imagined. Her playful approach allows her work to act as fleeting encounters and found thoughts. Recent exhibitions include Dulwich Picture Gallery (2017), Uncertain States Annual Exhibition (2016) and the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (2016).

Francesca completed her BA(Hons) in Photography at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London in 2007 and has since been a practicing artist and educator. Francesca also has a PGCE in Education, 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 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

 

© 2017 Francesca Centioni