Melbourne, 25 Aug 2022 — 17 Sep 2022

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The Barrier
- Graham Fransella

‘These works are more speculative in nature than previous pictures. There is a less pre-ordained outcome. Rather they embrace spontaneity, chance, impulse and accident. The use of collage extends my interest in drawing and using gouache, which is fast drying, allows working through ideas in a more immediate fashion. Although informed by sketches done in the landscape, the pictures are ultimately arrived at by the activity of their making.

The title ‘Barrier’ comes from a strip of land that separates the Gippsland Lakes from the ocean.

On one side of the Barrier are the calm and tranquil lakes, on the other side the ocean with all its inherent dangers. A short walk takes you from one side to the other. These works deal in some senses with the vastness of the ocean and the relative confined and measured characteristics of the Lakes.’ – Graham Fransella, 2022

Graham Fransella
Abstract figurative painter and printmaker Graham Fransella was born in England and trained at the …
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