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BORN 1950 Harrow, England
Graham Fransella studied at the Bradford School of Art, Yorkshire. He came to Australia in 1975. Graham Fransella lives and works in Melbourne and is represented by galleries across Australia.
Graham Fransella’s work is represented in many public collections including the 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.
Graham Fransella is represented in many private collections in Australia, Europe and the USA, including Saatchi and Saatchi, London.
1970 Travelled to Europe, visiting France, Italy, Greece and Spain
1970-73Attended Bradford Art School, Yorkshire under Ian Colverson
1972 Awarded Bradford College Travelling Scholarship. Travelled to Europe visiting Munich Olympic Games and Isle of Wight Rock Festival. Represented in 2nd International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK
1974 First visit to Australia travelling through Malaysia en route. Stayed for 6 months in Melbourne. Returned to England and taught at Bradford Art School
1975 Returned to Australia
1976 Assisted Bea Maddock to print etchings whilst she was Artist-in-Residence at ANU, Canberra
1977 Appointed as Printmaking Technician at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1978 First one person show at Stuart Gerstman Gallery, Melbourne
1979 Visited England and France
1981 Exhibition at Stuart Gerstman Galleries of small scale etchings. Work purchased by National Gallery, Canberra. Appointed lecturer at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1983 First exhibition at Macquarie Galleries, Sydney. Commenced first ‘Parrot’ Series of etchings Who Shot the Parrot?. Visited Italy, France and UK
1985 Exhibited at Gerstman Abdullah Fine Arts International, Cologne, West Germany. Awarded the Maitland Art Prize for etching Man with Case
1986 Worked for 6 months at John Walker’s studio in London. Also visited Italy and France. Exhibited at Los Angeles Arts Fair. Commenced printing with Michel Szczepanski
1989 First exhibition in London at Rebecca Hossack Gallery. Travelled to London and France
1992 Awarded Australian Council Grant. Awarded Mitchelton Print Prize. Worked at Australian Print Workshop on large scale prints and a set of erotic etchings
1996 Travelled to England and Paris with son Eric
1997 Travelled to Red Centre visiting Aboriginal communities and viewing indigenous paintings
1999 Moved to studio in Brooklyn, Melbourne
2000 Resigned lecturing position to concentrate full time on own work. Travelled in light aircraft to Northern Territory and Western Australian visiting Bungle Bungles, Lake Eyre and Coober Pedy
2001 Travelled along the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley visiting aboriginal art sites
2002 Travelled to Arnhamland to see aboriginal rock art sites and dwelling sites
2004 Travelled to London, Paris and Southern Spain
2006 Travelled to New York
2007 Awarded Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize
2009 Winner of the Wynee Trustees Watercolour Prize. Travelled to Tuscany and London. Finalist Dobell Prize, Gallery of NSW
2011 Winner of the Wynee Trustees Watercolour Prize. Travelled to Sicily, France and London
2012 Finalist, Wynee Trustees Landscape Prize
2013 Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia
2011 Winner of the Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize, AGNSW
2009 Winner of the Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize, AGNSW
2007 Winner of the Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize, AGNSW
2006 Winner of the Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize, AGNSW
2000 Winner of the Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize, AGNSW
1992 Australia Council Grant
Michelton Print Prize
1985 Maitland Art Prize
1972 Bradford School of Art, Travelling Scholarship
Art Bank O.T.C Australia
Art TrustOve Arup & Partners
Arthur Anderson & C0., MelbournePacific Brands
Australian Art Investment TrustParliament House
Australian National Gallery, CanberraPrint Council of Australia
Australian Print Workshop,Queensland State Gallery
Ballarat City Art GalleryQueensland University of Technology
Bristol-Myers Squibb AustraliaSAATCHI & SAATCHI, London
Corrs Chambers WestgarthSouthcorp Holdings
Crown CasinoSparke Helmore
Deakin University, MelbourneSteel Case Australia P/L
Facioni NomineesThe Toronto Dominion Bank
Footscray College of TAFEUniversity of Southern Queensland
Geelong Art GalleryVEI Superannuation
George Patterson BatesVictorian Workcover Authority
GLAXO AustraliaWarnambool City Art Gallery
JawcambWaverley City Council, Melbourne
MainpointWollongong City Gallery
Maunsells Australia P/LNational Gallery of Victoria
Graham Fransella, Graham Fransella figures & landscapes: paintings and prints, 1984 – 2002. Ed. Jenny Zimmer. South Yarra, Vic. Macmillan, c200
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