Widely recognised as an abstract and figurative painter and printmaker.

Graham Fransella’s 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. His work is currently represented in many public and private collections.

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Biography

Born in Harrow UK 1950
Lives Melbourne Victoria

Graham Fransella arrived in Australia in 1975. He has held numerous exhibitions across Australia and internationally in Cologne, Germany and London. 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.

A monograph of the artist’s work titled ‘Figures and Landscapes’ was published in 2002 by Macmillan Art Publishing.

Awards

  • Awarded the Bradford School of Art traveling scholarship in 1972
  • Maitland Art Prize 1985
  • Australian Council Grant 1992
  • Winner Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize 2000
  • Winner Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize 2006
  • Winner Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize 2007
  • Winner Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize 2009

Exhibitions and Collections

  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Queensland Art Gallery
  • Parliament House, Print Council of Australia and Artbank
  • Saatchi and Saatchi, London