Geoff Francis Photographer and Artist of moment
Artist Geoff Francis
"Unkept Promises" 2015
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Dobell's Reprise exhibition
Living Heritage Fairs 2013
May 2013 - Solo Selling Exhibition
Jurassic Coast Photography Award Exhibitions April, May and June 2013
'Twelve' at River Green 23rd November to Xmas 2012
Open Evening at The Orange Grove July 2012
artist geoff francis @ River Green June-July 2012
'60 Exceptional Paintings' Exhibition June 2012
artist geoff francis at Orange Grove clinic Permanent Exhibition 2012 / ongoing
artist geoff francis at Tatlers April-September 2012
Art for Animals Exhibition May 2012
Expressionist Nudes Exhibition February 2012
Exhibitions




 

Recent Awards and Selections
August 2014               Photograph ' A Terrier Reflected' featured as Picture of the Week in the Sunday Times
June 2014                 
Shortlisted for his painting 'In Dreams' in the Saatchi Showdown 'The Body Electric'
April 2014                  Invited to submit for the international photography campaign award 'The Other Hundred' 2014
April 2014                  Featured work in the 'Affordable Originals for $2000 'and Under Collection' on Saatchi Art's homepage.

January 2014              HIPA 2013 (Creating the Future) photographs in 3 categories (Creating the Future, General and The Street Life)
                                       have qualified to the second judgment stage
October 2013              Finalist for the photo 'Reflections in Time' in the FANN13 Festival of Architecture photography competition, Norwich
August 2013               Shortlisted for his abstract painting 'Nature's Reclamation' in the Saatchi Showdown 'Back to Nature'
May 2013                   Shortlistedf
or his photo 'Reflections in TIme' in the Saatchi Showdown 'Bright Lights Big City'
April 2013                  Shortlisted for the Thames 21 Photography Award
Marc
h 2013                 Winner 'Close Up Coast' category - Jurassic Coast Photography Award 2013
July 2012                    Shortlisted for his surreal painting 'Blind Cheetah with a Human Skin Coat' in the Saatchi Surreal Showdown
March 2012                  Shortlisted for his painting 'Imagine No John Lennon' in the Saatchi Gallery Abstract Showdown











Gallery Representation
Represented by Sticks Gallery, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Curatorial Roles
June 2013            Curator of group exhibition 'Purbeck Coast'  In association with the National Trust. Discovery Centre, Studland, Dorset
September 2013   Curator of group exhibition 'Jurassic Coast: Wildlife'  In association
with the National Trust. Discovery Centre, Studland,
April 2014            Curator of 70 Years On: D Day Rehearsal, Studland   An experimental art event by Paul Windridge and Geoff Francis
                                        

Planned Exhibitions and Art Events


Private Viewings - Norwich and Isle of Purbeck
Available throughout the year by arrangement

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015                The People's Commemoration of D Day, Langton Maltravers, Dorset    Soft sculpture 'The Mother - Toys of War
2014                Playhouse Galleries, Norwich  Solo Exhibition - INEVITABLE CHANCE: Paintings, Photographs and Prints
2014                Solo print and photography exhibition at Appleyards, Norwich
2014               
Bath Visual Arts Festival - 'Fridge 2014' group exhibition
2013                Expressionist Nudes - solo exhibition of paintings and prints at Sinsins, Norwich
2013               'Dobell's Reprise' Solo Photographic Exhibition in collaberation with Swanage Jazz Festival. Crow's Nest, Swanage               
2013                Solo selling exhibition of art photography and original art at the Orange Grove, Norwich
2012                Solo Exhibition 'Twelve', River Green, Norwich - abstract paintings
2012                'artist geoff francis @ River Green: Photographs from Nature'  12 photographs from nature at
River Green, Norwich.
2012-2013       Solo exhibition of expressionist abstract paintings and art photographs at
The Orange Grove, Norwich
2012              
'Art for Animals'  Solo exhibition of paintings of animals and photographs from nature at the Garden House, Norwich. 
2012               Extended solo exhibition of abstract paintings and atmospheric photographs at Tatlers Restaurant, Norwich
2012               Solo exhibition of
Expressionist Nudes at The Garden House, Norwich
2011              
'Following the Light'  Solo exhibition of photography and paintings at the artist's studio, Norwich
2008-2010       Exhibition of paintings at Durlston Castle, Swanage. Donation from proceeds to Durlston Castle Project Fund
2005               Exhibition of paintings at Harris Interiors Gallery, Lower Parkstone, Dorset
2003               Exhibition of work co-produced with Anna Macmiadhachain, a renowned Naive artist, Swanage
2000               Exhibition of paintings at Shipton Street Gallery, Hoxton


Selected Group Exhibitions
2013                Finalist, FANN13 photography competition Norwich
2013                Curator and exhibitor 'Jurassic Coast: Wildllife' exhibition, in association with the National Trust, Studland, Dorset
2013                Curator and exhibitor: group exhibition 'Purbeck Coast'  In association with the National Trust, Studland, Dorset
2013                Group exhibition of shortlisted photos in the Thames 21 competition, at
Millers House cafe, Bromley-by-Bow, East London
2013                Jurassic Coast Photography Award 2013 group exhibition (winners and commended photos): The Lulworth Heritage Centre,
                                Lulworth Castle, Dorset
2013                Jurassic Coast Photography Award 2013 exhibition (winners and commended photos): Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle,                                Dorset
2013                Jurassic Coast Photography Award 2013 exhibition (winners and commended photos): Fine Foundation Chesil Beach
                       Centre, Dorset
2013                 Exhibition of photos shortlisted in the Thames 21 competition, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
2013 ongoing    A curated art photography and original art selling exhibition at Sticks Gallery, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
2012                Selling exhibition of original art and art photographs at Souzil 1200 Gallery, Braintree, Essex
2012                '60 Exceptional Paintings' Exhibition, The Space, Norwich   A curated group exhibition, with 19 paintings and art photographs                                    by geoff francis
2007               Exhibition of paintings at Pxaxx Interior Design, Westbourne
2004               Exhibited 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' interactive installation, at Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park
2003               Exhibition of Colour Analysis installation. paintings, and showing of Chakra Journey DVD,
                          
Brampton's Original Art Gallery, South Woodford
1999               Exhibition of paintings at The Reading Centre, Reading
1997               Exhibition of paintings at Bournemouth International Centre Trade Sho

Affiliations
2011-current   Artist Member of AIR (Artist's Interaction & Representation- the voice of visual and applied artists)
2009-current   Joint founder of
Bonobo TV, a unique not-for-profit agency providing a platform for creatives and people working with respect for
                          the planet  
2009-current   Co-founder of Radical 60s (a co-operative initiative to show that all the new creative ideas aren't even with the young!)
                         with
Paul Windridge, artist, filmmaker and musician

Media Mentions
2014              Photograph ' A Terrier Reflected' featured as Picture of the Week in the Sunday Times
2013              Shortlisted photgraph 'Life Dance' used as cover image on Quaker International magazine Autumn 2013
2013             
Dorset Magazine April 2013 issue: Article on the Jurassic Coast Award and the winning photos, including Geoff's
                            'Chance Encounter in Kimmeridge'
2013             
Jazzwise magazine April 2013: Article on the Dobell's exhibition preview with two of Geoff's photos featured
2012              Interview on
Future Radio about art and Geoff's art exhibitions
2005              Article on Geoff's abstract oils on canvas and his charitable involvement with the
Bill Jordan Foundation for Wildlife
2003              Articles on exhibition of Colour Analysis installation,
Basildon Recorder (1) and Basildon Recorder (2)
2003              Abstract oil on canvas 'Chakra" featured in an article on Magick Art in
Prediction Magazine
1996              Figurative oil on canvas 'Alternative Nativity' featured in a magazine article 'The Essenes' on the
                          
International Vegetarian Union News

Activities
2013-current   Conducting author's sessions and art workshops on HET/Spirit of the Game Summer Schools
2012-current   Leading 'Walks with an Artist's Eye', which focus on how to notice, and frame, the moment 
2008              Led group workshops plus one-on-one work with autistic and abused children, through the Holistic Educational Therapy
                         Organisation, working at schools in Wolverhampton, including the
Kingston Centre in Whitmore Reans
1989              Initiated print project with prisoners to produce gift cards from original paintings, Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight










Artist Geoff Francis
"Unkept Promises" 2015
Journey's End appeal
Online Shop
Exhibitions
Art and Art Prints by Geoff Francis
Art Photography by Geoff Francis
Art Cards
Art for Offices, Homes, Projects, Interiors
Geoff's range of work
Contact Us