Some may well remember Fran Ifould as half of the duo making and retailing Tallaganda Pottery on the main street of Braidwood during the 1980s and ‘90s.
Or her contributions to the public art program in Goulburn with installation of the mural adjacent to the old graves on Cemetery Street and the Big Ibis at the Waste Management Centre around 2000.
Recently, Fran exchanged clay and signwriting paints for an art practice with paper.
Following completion of a Masters degree at the Canberra School of Art in print media in 2008, she has maintained a keen exploration of environmental and social issues in her art practice theme.
Print and book-making techniques, natural dyeing and use of inks on heavy paper, all feature in this most recent work made to be displayed at the World Health Organisation's conference in Malaysia on the theme of Health and Well Being in the Urban Environment.
Fran's interest in self sufficient farming and gardening are influences obvious in her textures, colours, themes and format of this recent work.
The exhibition is open at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery October 14 to November 12 (weekdays 10am-5pm, Saturdays 1-4pm).
An artist talk will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 11.30am.
GRAG is on the corner of Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn.
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