Jules Allen was born in London and after starting her career as a Draughtswoman, moved to Norfolk in 2002 to return to art education at the prestigious Norwich University of the Arts where she achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Printmaking.
Following the success of her degree show, she was presented with the Limberhurst Press Award and selected to exhibit at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery as part of Platform 5, an initiative funded by the Arts Council to promote emerging artists in the region. In 2004 she went on to study for a Masters Degree in Fine Art during which time she gained the Targetfollow Award for Installation and won first place for the prestigious Bishops Prize. She graduated with an MA in September 2006 and was selected for an Escalator retreat at Wysing Arts, Cambridge.
In 2012 she launched an annual dedicated artists' book fair in the Forum, Norwich (Eastern Region) of which she held the role of Founder and Artistic Director. Supported in 2013 and 2015 to 2017 by Arts Council East, www.turnthepageabf.co.uk has established its position as one of the top UK artist book events.
Jules is a Trustee and Volunteer for the Norwich Printing Museum and also works from her studio in rural North Norfolk.