About

I start with pencil drawing and then this develops into

three-dimensional installations made from cardboard and paper that I photograph, playing with lighting and shadow.



I also run creative workshops. More info on my Facebook page @makeartsncrafts and my instagram louisedennisillustration/


I have a Fine Art degree and an MA in Sequential Design/illustration.


I was inspired to set up Fabula Collective with other members of my MA group and I am part of the Story Cabinet Team - a collaborative team of makers that has developed from the collective.

Talks


'All About Fabula Collective - what it means to be in a collective' A talk given to Foundation students at City College Brighton. 10th May 2017.


'Exploring Childhood and Getting Back to Creativity' An illustrated talk given to the Region 3/3A  Art Therapists Network Group (South East) on 3rd October 2015.


'Exploring Themes and Ideas in Making a Children's Picture Book' A illustrated talk given to the Region 3/3A  Art Therapists Network Group (South East) on 1st  March 2014.



Artist in Residence


At Hove Museum & Art Gallery from:

June - Nov 2016

Community Arts


Employed on a freelance basis at Hove Museum from July 2019. Coordinating the children and families service, running workshops and blogging.


Love Your Museum day at Hove Museum. May 2017

I made carved books and cardboard miniatures in the gallery space in front of the viewing public.

Paper craft themed workshops for adults at Hove Museum.


Creative workshops for children at Hove museum as part of the exhibition Many Ways to Tell a Story.


Make It Club - a creative after school club in its fourth year. The focus is developing imagination using recycled and readily available materials.


Helen O'GradyDrama Academy Summer School: 2017 and 2018 workshops provided on theme.


Murals


From 1996 I have designed and painted a large number of specialist murals for children.


Murals painted for the NHS on children's wards and in treatment areas, family centres and private homes in London, Cornwall and Sussex.


Some projects involved workshops with children in the production of the designs.

  © Copyright Louise Dennis. 

Exhibitions


Magical Storyland

An exhibition with Dagmara Rudkin and Richard Clarke at Hove Museum including a set of wall panels specially commissioned by the museum for this exhibition. 16th Nov 2018 - January 1st 2019.


Many Ways To Tell A Story

Exhibition with Fabula Collective at Hove Museum Dec 2016 - May 9th 2017


The Art and Soul 2016, Lewes Artwave Festival.

Falmer, East Sussex. 20th - 4th September. 


Press and Release 2016: Stories about Stories at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton with Fabula Collective. May 30th - June 12th. Including a table top exhibition of books and prints on May 15th.


Hifest Illustration Fair 2015 5th December, Hastings. Exhibiting with Fabula Collective.


The Paper Times Book Store, Zhengzhou, China from October 11- November 13 2015.  Exhibiting with Fabula Collective.


The UN Bookstore, Guangzhou, China from August 11 - August 26 2015.  (https://foursquare.com/v/un-bookstore--聯合書店/4bc08d5b2a89ef3bd7a5f088)   

Exhibiting with Fabula Collective.


Seoul Illustration Fair (SIF) 7th - 9th August 2015

www.seoulillustrationfair.co.kr


Art in the Dog House:  Exhibiting in 'The Dog House', Hampstead Rd,

Brighton as part of the 'Open Houses' Brighton festival May 2015.

http://www.artinthedoghouse.co.uk/


The Blue House, Brighton.

Exhibiting with Fabula Collective as part of the 'Open Houses' in Brighton festival, May 2015.

http://www.hanoverartstrail.org.uk/


'Fabula' An exhibition with Fabula Collective at the Jubilee Library, Brighton 10th - 18th January 2015.


Hifest Illustration Fair, The Atrium, Hastings, Dec 2014.

http://www.hifest.co.uk


The MA Degree Show Sept 2014, The University of Brighton Gallery, Grand Parade, Brighton.