Anne Ffrench

Biographical Details

Anne Ffrench was born in Wexford in 1980. She is co-founder of ‘The Pigeon House Studios’ Kinsale, which was set up in 2010 to house and support visual artists. Anne graduated with a Joint First Class Honors degree in Fine Art Sculpture and History of Art from NCAD in 2004 and received a First Class Honors MA in Art Therapy in 2010

Selected Group Exhibitions and performances

2013 Art and Artefact, Kinsale Arts Festival, Ffrench/Harte

2013 'The Poetry Project', Curated by Patrick T. Murphy and Gemma Tipton

2013 'The Brindled Cow', Commonage, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ffrench/Harte

2013 'The Sovereigns', Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Ffrench/Harte

2011 'The Gadfly', National Sculpture Factory, Ffrench/Harte

2011 ‘The Gadfly’, Kinsale Arts Week, Ffrench/Harte

2011 ‘Eigse’ VISUAL, Carlow, Ffrench/Harte

2010 ‘Engage’ Arts Festival Bandon, Co. Cork. Installation with video projection shown in St. Peter’s Church.

2009 Notions of Capital, curated by Claire McAree. The Dock, Carrick-on-shannon, Co. Leitrim.

2008 ‘Heteratopic Glitch’, commissioned by Kinsale Arts Week. (

2008 ‘Butter Virgin’s’, public art installation,local grocers and supermarket Kinsale Arts Week.

2007 Tulca, City of Strangers, Galway, curated by Aideen Barry and Louise Manifold.

2007 G126 Gallery, Galway. ‘I’ll show you mine if you show me yours’, invited by Aine Phillips.

2005 The National Review of Live Art, New Territories Glasgow, selected by Anne Seagrave.

2005 Merchant City Arts Festival, Glasgow.

2002 Temple Bar Galleries, ‘Act Up’, performance art event, curated by Anne Seagrave and Oscar McLennan.

2002 Dublin Fringe Festival, ‘Get Up’.


Selected Workshops/Residencies

2017 West Cork Arts Centre, Residency, Skibbereen.

2016 Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo, Residency Bursary awarded from Cork Coco

2013 The Enchanted Garden - Killruddery Residency programme 

2011 Intensive Taxidermy training with George Jamieson in Edinburgh.

2011 Nigel Rolfe: Masterclass - 'Working Out and Working In'

2008 Fibreglass and plaster backed silicone moulding techniques.

2008 La Pocha Nostra, New Moves International, Glasgow.

2005 Goat Island Summer School, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

Published Writings/Talks/Reviews

2013 VAN May/June 2013 Critique Ffrench/Harte 'The Sovereigns' Mermaid Arts Centre, by John Gayer

2013 The Irish Times, 25/03/'13 Gemma Tipton, 'What's the point of pointless art?'

2011 The Irish Times, 18/01/’11 Gemma Tipton, 'I’m an artist – can I take your order'

2009 ‘Imeall’ on TG4, Wednesday October 7th

2008 The Gloss Magazine, September issue, Gemma Tipton p23-30.

2007 Bodily Functions Live Art, Guest Speaker,  “Everything You Wanted To Know About Live Art But Were Afraid To Ask”

2006 Klein, Jennie Genre-Bending Performance - PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art - PAJ 82 (Volume 28, Number 1), January 2006, pp. 58-66


2016 Cork County Council Bursary Award

2013 Cork County Council Bursary Award

2012 Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaion, Visual Arts Project Award

2011 Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaion, Travel and Training Award

2010 Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaion, Visual Arts Project Award

2010/2011/2012 Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaion, Workspace Award