Using a miscellany of materials and methodologies Jules Allen creates contemplative objects and environments often located at sites of history, that explore the formal and physical structures of the book as a conceptual and metaphoric space.
Her practice hovers between the literal re-telling of past events, tales of extraordinary people and places, to quiet monochromatic works that offer ‘the page’ as a means to transcend word or object and enter the realm of infinite possibility; the immaterial, the ephemeral and the spiritual.
The role of the book within this discourse signifies both the longing for a calcification of thought and the pervading absence of an absolute truth.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2006 - MA Fine Art, Norwich School of Art and Design
2004 - BA (Hons) Fine Art - First, Norwich School of Art and Design
2000 - BTEC Diploma (Distinction), Havering College of Art
2012 - Turn the Page artists book fair 2012, The Forum, Norwich City Centre, Norfolk 2011 - Flying Colours;Fascinating Forms, Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk 2010 - Elements; Man and the Environment, Forum, Norwich 2010 - Print Show, Bankside Gallery, London 2010 - Pushing Print, Pie Factory, Margate, Kent 2009 - Age and Memory, Riverside Gallery, Richmond 2009 - Salt of the Earth, Salthouse, Norfolk 2008 - Norwich Print Fair, St Margaret's Church Gallery, Norwich 2008 - Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, Plymouth 2008 - Salthouse, Seahouse, Spirithouse, Salthouse Church, Norfolk 2007 - Norwich Print Fair, St Margaret's Church Gallery, Norwich 2007 - Summer Show, Grafikens Hus, Sweden 2006 - Bishops Art Prize (First Prize), Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk 2006 - MA Final Show, Norwich School of Art and Design 2006 - The Art and Science of Food Decay, John Innes Research Centre 2005 - Down to Earth, St Nicholas Church, Salthouse, Norfolk 2005 - Norwich Fringe Festival, BBC Radio Norwich 2005 - Platform 5, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery 2005 - Synthesis, Hobart Gallery, Blickling Hall, Norfolk 2004 - BA Final Show 'Fresh Cream', Norwich School of Art and Design 2004 - Norwich Fringe Festival, Bally Shoe Factory, Norwich 2004 - Talk, Burt Gallery, London
2010 - Escalator Retreat, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
2006 - Artist in residence, Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden
2011 - Picturing Science - triptych, Bayer Crop Science, Norwich
Competitions, prizes and awards
2006 - The Bishops Art Prize
2005 - Targetfollow Installation Prize
2004 - Limberhurst Press Award