Graham Fransella

b. 1950

Abstract figurative painter and printmaker Graham Fransella was born in England and trained at the Bradford School of Art in Yorkshire from 1970 to 1973. He was awarded the Bradford School of Art traveling scholarship in 1972 and arrived in Australia in 1975. He has held numerous exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and internationally in Cologne, Germany and London. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne. A survey exhibition of his work was held at the Stonington Stables Museum of Art at Deakin University in 2003. He was awarded the Maitland Print Prize in 1985, the Mitchelton Print Prize in 1992 and has won the Trustees’ Watercolour Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Whales on five occasions, as well as being a regular finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize. Fransella lectured from 1975 to 1999 at institutions including the Victorian College of the Arts. His work is represented by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Parliament House, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney and the Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne. A monograph of the artist’s work titled ‘Figures and Landscapes’ was published in 2002 by Macmillan Art Publishing.

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Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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Artists for Kids’ Culture – Annual Art Auction

Image above: Graham Fransella  Figure and dog  2019  etching  edition 25  20 x 24 cm Artworks by Rosalind Atkins, Graham Fransella, Rona …

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2018 Australian Print Triennial

       The Australian Print Triennial is a major international art event spearheaded by The Art Vault that will bring …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Sydney Morning Herald Article

Image above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle II   2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm In lockdown, she collected autumn leaves …

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Greg Weight – Finalist in The Olive Cotton Award 2021

Image above: Greg Weight  Harry Highpants with Seated Figure  ink jet on cotton rag  70 x 100 cm Greg Weight …

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Danielle Creenaune Elected Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers UK

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine collé  edition 12  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to …

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Salon des Refusés 2021

Image above: Rodney Pople  Monkey Man  2021  portrait of Euan Macleod  oil on linen  201 x 134 cm.   Australian …

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Congratulations to Peter Wegner – Winner of the Archibald Prize 2021

Above image: Peter Wegner  Portrait of Guy Warren at 100  oil on canvas  120.5 x 151.5 cm Peter Wegner has won …

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Greg Weight – Finalist in Still: National Still Life Award 2021

Image above: Greg Weight  Everything Past is Almost Forgotten  permanent pigment print on cotton rag paper  60 x 90 cm …

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Geoffrey Ricardo – Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2021

Later this year, Geoffrey Ricardo will feature in the 2021 Lorne Sculpture Biennale. The following artist profile provides an introduction …

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Julian Twigg – Albany Artist in Residence

Celebrated maritime artist, Julian Twigg has recently completed a month long artist residency in Albany, Western Australia. The artist-in-residence program …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Sydney Morning Herald Article by Steve Meacham, June 1 2021

Image above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne in her studio in Newtown (Photograph: Nick Moir) In anticipation of her upcoming exhibition, ‘Autumn & …

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Jock Clutterbuck – Review of ‘Wisdom Journey: Prints and Sculpture 1967-72’

Image above courtesy of Sasha Grishin and Lyn McNally We are delighted to share Sasha Grishin’s insightful review of Jock …

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