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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Sue Anderson, Geoffrey Bartlett, Jock Clutterbuck, Harrie Fasher, Graham Fransella and Michael Le Grand – 2021 Deakin University Small Sculpture Award

Image above: Sue Anderson  Back beach dune  2021  hand built raku ceramic vessel  49 x 20 x 20 cm Congratulations …

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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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Catherine Abel, Michelle Hiscock, Jenny Rodgerson and Pam Tippett- 2021 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Image: Pam Tippett  Together – Amanda Bell AM  2021  oil on linen on panel  70 x 70 cm Australian Galleries …

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Stephanie Monteith – Hazelhurst’s Teachers and Preparators Exhibition at Hazelhurst Art Centre

Image: Stephanie Monteith  Gunyah Beach Summer  2021  oil on panel  33 x 93cm To celebrate the re-opening of Hazelhurst Art …

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Danielle Creenaune – Finalist in ‘FLOW’ National Contemporary Watercolour Prize 2021 at Wollongong Art Gallery

Image: Danielle Creenaune  Cascade Falls  watercolour on Saunders Waterford  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Danielle Creenaune who has been …

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Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller and Rodney Pople – 2021 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-Finalists

Image above: Rodney Pople  Self portrait after Courbet (2) Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller …

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Sarah Tomasetti – Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize 2021

Image: Sarah Tomasetti  From Balpatta IV  2021 oil and incision on fresco plaster with muslin, mounted on stretched canvas  145 …

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David Frazer – ‘The artist turning Nick Cave songs into wood engravings’, Sydney Morning Herald

David Frazer’s latest artist book, Love Letter, has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald in an article written …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2021

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle I  2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne who has …

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Chris Ingham at Baldessin Studio

Image above: Chris Ingham  Urban mission I  2019  lithograph  edition 3  76 x 56 cm Printmaker and sculptor, Chris Ingham …

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‘Extinct’ – Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife

Image above: Sue Anderson  Christmas Island Pipistrelle  coloured pencil on paper  30.5 x 22 cm ‘Extinct’ is a recently published book by …

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Angus Fisher – ‘Masterworks II’ at Jonathan Cooper Gallery London

Image: Angus Fisher  Rosellas and Banksias  2021  ink pen and watercolour on paper  76 x 56 cm Angus Fisher has …

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