ALLARD, Gillean Margaret

1966 - ?

Gillean Margaret Allard, was born at Ipswich in 1966, daughter of John T. Allard and his wife Ann née Greenhalgh, who married at Ipswich in 1966. Educated at London College of Printing 1987-1988, gaining a diploma in Photojournalism and at the Royal College of Art 1990-1992 and gained an M.A. in photography. Gillean taught photography at Suffolk College (now University) 1996-2000, holding a residency at Exmoor the same year. She married at Ipswich in August 2005, Simon C. Anness (born 1962) and in 2006, a lecturer at West Suffolk College from Langley House, School Road, Ipswich. An artist and lecturer employing an innovative method of using light-sensitive photographic emulsion to print images onto natural surfaces, the result being a lifelike sculpture. Image and material are chosen to create a living photographic sculpture which, embedded in its natural environment, acknowledges the fact that over the months and years, the work will be returned to the nature that it celebrates. She has held major exhibitions of her work at Suffolk One and Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich; Howard House Hotel, Wiltshire; Special Photographer's Company, London and The Urban Picnic Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex.

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