Profile

Anne-France Fulgence is an established contemporary Australian artist, living and working in Kangaroo Valley NSW.

A-F, (as she likes to be called) has been professionally exhibiting her work for the past 16 years. Her paintings have been highly commended, many times in selected Art Prizes, acquired by Art Bank, and collected by private and Regional Art galleries. A-F revels in a dramatic composition, confronting and unusual concepts.

A-F arts fluctuate from portraiture of hunting dogs, to portraiture of their owner, to the wilderness of the Australian landscape or seascapes.

A-F Fulgence was born in Morocco, studied in France, and immigrated to Australia in 1989. A-F attributes her French ancestry to her sense of drama and wild romanticism.

A-F is also an art teacher, delivering drawing and painting workshops in Bowral at the Bowral District art society since 2013.

A-F is currently preparing her next exhibition on the theme of Hunting Dogs, for the Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania. Opening on the 20 July 2022.

EDUCATION

2013-2022
Teaching drawing and painting classes, BDAS Bowral
2016/2009
Part time Drawing and Painting teacher at the Illawarra TAFE institute, (Nowra, Goulburn and Moss Vale Campus)
2005-2008
Developing & practising printmaking skills at Wollongong West TAFE
2002-2004
Cert IV Fine-arts at Wollongong West TAFE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
working toward solo for Despard Gallery, July 2022, Hunting dog portraits. Hobart, Tasmania
2021
Weather Studies, The SHAC, Robertson, NSW
2019
It is not what you think, Berry, Flying Pig Gallery, NSW
2018
The Light, the Sky, this Land, Koskela gallery, Rosebery, NSW
2017
A selection of paintings and works on paper, Bowral (tenthousandpaces)
2017
Recent and Current works, The World, Private Residences at Sea (Sydney to Hobart)
2016
Real Men & Their Dogs, Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Nowra
2015
Bitches & Bastards, 69 John Street, Leichhardt
2014
Recent and Current works, The Bowral District art society Gallery
2013
Un monde de Lumière, Michael Reid at Murrurundi
2012
Between Light and Shadow, Michael Reid at Murrurundi
2010
New landscapes, and hunting dogs, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2009
Let them hate as long as they fear, Despard Gallery Hobart, Tasmania
2008
Life wasn’t mean to be easy, Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2007
It is not over yet, Despard Gallery Hobart, Tasmania
2006
I’ve got a problem with the world today, Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney NSW 2005
Poetics tales, The Buttermilk Factory, Pyree NSW 2005
Dark journeys between the lands to the sea, Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney NSW 2004
The Old Milk Factory, Bowral NSW 2001
Eucalyptus, Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney NSW

SELECTED ART PRIZES

2020
Finalist: Arts in the Valley,
Finalist, salon of Kangaroo Valley artists: Commended
2019
Wingecarribee Art Prize: Highly commended
Watercolour Art Prize: FIRST PRIZE, Bowral Art Gallery
Contemporary Art Prize: NOW, Shoalhaven Arts centre, Finalist
2017
Contemporary Art Prize: NOW, Shoalhaven Arts centre, Finalist
Wingecarribee Art Prize, Bowral Art Gallery, FIRST PRIZE
2016
Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Finalist
Wingecarribee Art Prize, Bowral Art Society, Highly commended
2015
Contemporary Art prize: NOW, Shoalhaven Arts centre, Finalist
2014
The Norvill Art Prize, Murrurundi NSW Finalist
The Waterhouse Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Finalist
2012
The Norvill Art Prize, Highly commended and winner of the packer prize
2010
The Norvill Art Prize, Commended
2009
The Alvaro Art Prize, Bowral District Art Society, Highly commended
2008
The Norvill, Murrurundi, NSW, Highly commended
The Malcolm Turnbull bequest, Bowral, Highly commended
The 8 x 8 Milton Art fest, First prize - Drawing
The Cowra, Cowra NSW, Finalist
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Outback, Finalist
The Alvaro, Bowral District Art Society, Finalist
2007
The Waverley, Sydney NSW. Highly commended
The Alvaro, Bowral District art society, Highly commended
2006
The Pyree Tycan, Bowral District Art Society, Commended
The Alvaro, Bowral District art society, Finalist
The Cowra, Cowra NSW, Finalist
The Norvill, Murrurundi NSW, Finalist
2005
The ANL Maritime, Dockland, Victoria, Finalist
The Paddington, Sydney NSW, national, Finalist
The Cowra, Cowra NSW, Finalist
2004
The ANL Maritime, Dockland Victoria, Finalist
The Paddington, Sydney, National, Finalist
The Norvill, Murrurundi NSW, Highly commended
The Merrogal, Nowra. Highly commended
The Shoalhaven art society, Nowra. Highly commended
2003
The Waterhouse, South Australian Museum Adelaide, Finalist
The Mosman, Mosman NSW, Finalist
2002
The Norvill, Murrurundi NSW, Commended
The Mosman, Mosman NSW, Finalist

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Goulburn Bustle, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery February to March
2014
So much more than a big sheep, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery 30 May to 19 July
2013
Un-natural Selection, Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
2010
23rd Annual Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
Art Sydney, Sydney NSW Represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
2009
Seeking Images, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery NSW
Summer Shoe, Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
2008
Summer Show, The Bell Gallery, Berrima, NSW
Who Let The Dog Out, Lake Macquarie City Council & Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW
Anniversary Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
2007
Melbourne Art Fair, Victoria. Represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
Summer Show, Despard Galley, Hobart Tasmania
2006
Bruyeres Gray Fine Art, Bowral NSW
Project Space Wollongong NSW
2005
Project Space Wollongong NSW
2004
Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney NSW

COLLECTIONS

  • Artbank Australia
  • Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
  • Private collections Australia and overseas