ALLARD, Gillean Margaret

1966 - ?

Gillean Margaret Allard was born at Ipswich in 1966, daughter of John T. Allard (1937-) and his wife Ann née Greenhalgh (1943-), 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 University Campus Suffolk now the University of Suffolk, 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. In 2017 she entered the Sky Arts, Master of Photography Television Competition based in Rome and during an eight-week process of elimination, Gillian and the other contestants worked hard to hold their place with Gillian reaching the final and was chosen by the judges as the unanimous winner of that Year's contest. 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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