TALES OF FRENCH WINEMAKING

I’m very proud to announce my latest collaboration with Marri Wood Park for the production of the label of their latest Limited Release Sparkling Chenin Blanc featuring my artwork ‘Misty view from above’

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To me Sparkling is synonymous of celebration and a long standing tradition of French winemaking, so when Natalie, Director of Marri Wood Park, asked me to collaborate on the production of the label for their latest Sparkling Release I didn’t hesitate.

Natalie loved my painting ‘Misty view from above’ a celebration of the colours of the Margaret River region where the vinery is located.

A misty aerial view of sky, sea, and valley. The early morning mist had lifted, leaving a thick layer of dew resting on the hillsides beyond the path, shimmering in the morning sun like fairy dust sprinkled over a lush bed of emerald.

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Marri Wood Park is a biodynamic vineyard in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia.

The Sparkling is a 100% Chenin Blanc made in the méthode champenoise. The batch of this release has been on lees for 7 years which results in a lovely fine bead.

It has a unique signature and it’s fabulous with cheese!

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 Marri Wood Park Sparkling Chenin Blanc is now available at Dunsborough Cellars

Marri Wood Park Sparkling Chenin Blanc is now available at Dunsborough Cellars

THE OTHER ART FAIR MELBOURNE

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I am very excited to announce that in exactly one week I will be showing at my very first exhibition in Melbourne at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Gallery.

I have been working with Saatchi since 2016 and selling to collectors in the US, UK, Europe through the platform. I am now pleased to be extending my presence with Saatchi to a physical exhibition as part of The Other Art Fair.

The series I created for this particular exhibition resonates with the vibrancy of the Melbourne scene, from the fashion to the food culture and how people enjoy and indulge in the art in Melbourne. And of course I will be bringing my signature 23-karat gold leaf featured throughout my works.

I also can't wait to be exploring Melbourne at this time of year when the art culture is so alive. If you have any recommendation of places, galleries and eateries I need to check out then please send me a message on Instagram or Facebook.

The Other Art Fair is celebrated for its unique visitor experience. Melbourne is the second edition to series in Australia and is set to delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive program of fair features, creating a platform for the 'unexpected' at the fair. The fair will take place right in the creative heart of Victoria at The Facility to present the best emerging artists Australia has to offer.

The Other Art Fair runs from August 2 -5 - if you are around Melbourne and would like to attend then simply head to melbourne.theotherartfair.com/comp and use code ARTFrancesca for complimentary entry. 

 Images styled in collaboration with Perth Style Co. |. Photography by Shot By Thom

Images styled in collaboration with Perth Style Co. |. Photography by Shot By Thom

#140YOU COLLABORATION

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I am very excited to share my latest collaboration at 140 Perth’s activation #140YOU

This month 140 Perth is encouraging mental well-being and celebrating you!

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The precinct has been transformed into a fabulous lounge with plush textures and gold reflections set underneath a cloud installation, inviting relaxation and luxury.

 Photo credit: Known Associates Events

Photo credit: Known Associates Events

One of my emotional landscapes “If It Could Last Forever” is regenerated into a decal as a backdrop to the luxurious oasis that 140 Perth have created in Postal Place.

The decal is a large 4 metres x 3 metres backdrop that compliments beautifully the colour palette for the space.

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About “If It Could Last Forever”

An apricot sunrise against the cloudy sky. The landscape took on a reddish glow, and the sunlight seemed to double in intensity as the sun was coming up. The magic of the sunrise and all its amazing colours was nearly gone, leaving just the sun brightening a new day.

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A welcome addition to our city, 140YOU runs from May 29 - June 15, immerse yourself in a beautiful space to stop and reflect in the midst of your busy work day.

Photography: P.S. Smile Production  |  Event Coordinators: Known Associates Events  

For collaboration enquiries please email pr@fragnagna.com

 

COAST – AN EVENING IN CONVERSATION WITH LISA MESSENGER

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How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? May be you have to be a little crazy. May be you have to see things differently.

I am not one to buy magazines very often, sometimes I just feel like flicking through interior magazines at the beach to get visual inspiration but I still remember the day I picked up the very first issue of Collective Messenger back in 2013, I was simply drawn in. Since then I bought every single issue and I still keep them stacked amongst my favourite books in case I feel the need to get back for some more inspiration.

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There’s so many motivational stories featured in each issue of Collective Hub so there’s always something that sparks a bit more inspiration that fuels my creative spirit.

When I heard that Lisa Messenger, editor of Collective Hub, was coming to Perth, I just could not pass the opportunity to see her speak.

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We met Lisa on a warm summer evening at Coast Port Beach, one of my favourite beaches in Perth.

If I’m not at the studio painting, you’ll probably find me at the beach!

So I couldn’t resist the opportunity to enjoy a drink by the coast before meeting Lisa and take in the fabulous views over the Indian Ocean, a constant inspiration to my abstract landscapes.

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Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them.

I am blessed to be able to work with so many inspiring creatives in my industry and to be surrounded by incredibly talented entrepreneurs in my life.

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So here’s to keeping inspired. Connected. Empowered. Resourceful. Excited.

Creative and curious.

BLOOMING PINK ORCHIDS

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February is my birthday month so I usually feel extra special, extra excited and extra joyful! 

In Australia, it is the middle of summer, so to me, this month also means watermelon for lunch after sunny beach days ;-) 

Perth Festival and Fringe Festival also take place during the month of February so the city is suffused in a real buzz with shows, concerts, and exhibitions scheduled almost every day of the month.  

One of my favorite colors to wear and to look at this month is magenta, or most probably every shade of hot pink, from blooming orchid pink to fuchsia and every shade in between. To me this color palette blooms with intensity and magical depth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. 

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Captivating, vital and uplifting. 

To me hot pink is expressive and warm and it emanates great joy, confidence and creativity. 

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MACAO MERAVIGLIAO

I am very excited to announce my recent project for the MGM Casino in Macao. I have worked together with Carmen Kwok Studio in Hong Kong to create custom original paintings for the grand casino's Private Salon. 

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The MGM Macau is the ultimate style statement in China. A shimmering, gold exterior reflects the hues of the South China Sea.

Inside, every detail of the five-star resort tells a story of grandeur and passion for luxury to create a truly inspiring experience.  

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Shades of teal and oranges complement gilded finishes to imbue a touch of glam into the space with this sumptuous colour scheme. 

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Paintings and furnishings blend harmoniously together in a triumph of gilded elegance. 

THE SOUTHERN SEAS X ATLAS PEARLS

Dreamy and alluring, the past few weeks felt like a dream. I'm very excited and grateful to share some of the highlights from the launch of my latest collection 'The Southern Seas' in collaboration with Atlas Pearls. 

A collection of dreamy seascapes, highlighted by shimmering golden hues of light that mirrors ocean waves. The most gorgeous pearl jewellery completes the dreamy seaside mood. 

 Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

Guests were welcomed into the beautiful Atlas showroom to enjoy the newest collection of paintings and to try on some of the gorgeous pearl jewellery while enjoying flowing champagne and freshly shacked oysters.

For the launch night I decided to capture the essence of the collaboration, centred around the white south sea pearls, with an all-white outfit designed by Jonté Designs, featuring a super soft mesh and beaded flared sleeves finished with Jonté 's signature hand-sewn medallions.

 Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

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The magical thing about wearing pearls, is that it enriches you with confidence and elegance in an instant. 

A big thank you to all the beautiful guests that joined us on the opening night to celebrate the launch of ‘The Southern Seas’ an exclusive collection for Atlas Pearls.

I would like to personally thank Pierre Fallourd, Managing Director at Atlas Pearls and all the team who helped us making the partnership such a huge success.

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Paintings are now available to view and purchase at the Atlas showroom

Shop 1, 47-49 Bay View Terrace, Claremont

Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Please get in touch if you'd like to organise a private tour of the exhibition, I would love to take you through, simply email fra@fragnagna.com to organise a time that suits!

A COLLABORATION WITH ATLAS PEARLS

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I'm very excited to announce my collaboration with Atlas Pearls and to create an exclusive collection of new works inspired by their latest campaign that took place at one of their remote Atlas Pearl farms in Flores, Indonesia.

An exclusive collection of paintings inspired by the stunning palette of cotton candy sunrises, vibrant blue skies, palm trees and jungle for as far as the eye can see, dead calm tropical storms, the gentle sound of waves, bright sunshine and every condition in between, these are 'The Southern Seas'.

 Ocean of dreams, acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas, 121 x 121 cm 

Ocean of dreams, acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas, 121 x 121 cm 

Secluded, dreamy and faraway, are the words that come to mind and the inspiration behind the new collection.
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This new and exciting collaboration with Atlas Pearls was born after I saw the new Atlas Pearls campaign shot and filmed by Justin Griffiths. The campaign features Atlas model, adventurer and Australian Survivor TV contestant Sarah Tilleke, on location in the wild and beautiful Indonesian Archipelago.

“At Atlas, we respect and honour nature and the environment. It is essential to value the environment where we make our beautiful pearls and it is also integral to who we are as a company,” says Pierre Fallourd, Managing Director of Atlas Pearls.

“Francesca has successfully captured the essence of the pearl farm landscape. Her unique style and wonderful sense and understanding of colour and contrast is uplifting.

“We are delighted to welcome Francesca into the Atlas Pearls family as our new artist-in-residence,” says Mr Fallourd.

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You are all invited to join me for the launch of this exciting collaboration on Wednesday 29th November, 6-8pm, at the Atlas Pearls showroom, 47-49 Bayview Terrace, Claremont, WA. Please RSVP to pr@fragnagna.com if you'll be able to attend. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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