Anna Francis is an artist whose practice examines private histories, public space and civic languages; using forms of intervention, drawing, mapping, performance and consultation to investigate the impact that artists can have on their environments. She creates situations for herself, the public and other artists to explore places differently: often experimenting with leading and instruction by creating manuals, instructions, kits or leading guided tours. Anna's work often responds to gaps and glitches in public life, seeing these as opportunities to intervene, suggesting temporary solutions, which can, if others have the will, become permanent. Anna is a Director at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent's contemporary, artist led exhibiting space, where she has particular responsibility for the education and outreach programmes. Anna Francis is course leader on the BA Fine Art course at Staffordshire University. For more information and images of work please go to: Stoke-on-Trent