Exhibition

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!

PROMISE OF SPRING

'Promise of Spring' exhibition launched on Thursday night at Seven Willow Designs studio in Mount Lawley. 

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the opening on Thursday and made it such a wonderful night!

A very special thank you goes to Sharon, the gallery owner for putting together such a wonderful show, our wine sponsor Wine Winery, Expo Group for the invitations and Donny Pollen for the floral installation. 

For this exhibition I'm very excited to have collaborated with Seven Willow Designs.

Each painting is styled in a recreated home-like scenario rather than hanging up against traditional white cube gallery walls.

'Stormy evening' 110 x 175 cm acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas

'Stormy evening' 110 x 175 cm acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas

'Chasing the light I-II' 65 x 115 cm each acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas

'Chasing the light I-II' 65 x 115 cm each acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas

For me art completely ties a room together and becomes the visual focal point which can elevate a room significantly. The right selection of art can make a property feel more complete and elegant.

'Misty view from above' 195 x 125 cm acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas

'Misty view from above' 195 x 125 cm acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas

For those who couldn't make it to the launch, the exhibition continues until 10th September at Seven Willow Designs, open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm suite 4, Second Avenue Plaza, corner of 755 Beaufort Street and Second Avenue, Mount Lawley

COBALT BLUE

Cobalt blue! This is an intoxicating colour - the colour of sun washed freedom!

I spent the last four weeks refuelling on inspiration and recharging my creative heart in a small coastal surf town in Portugal, called Ericeira.

To my surprise, almost every corner of this small fishing village is painted in cobalt blue, which enriches the town with a vibrancy and uniqueness that are a delight to my eyes! 

Along the coast, the water turns from cerulean to navy, to aqua, depending on the qualities of light and sun. Smooth, ruffled, or simply dreamy; that ocean is not silent. Every time I have watched it and listened to it, I saw a different story. At first it told me only of the plain calm beaches of towns and people close to me, but later it grew more friendly and spoke of other things; of things more distant in space and in time.

I think that a dream like that w  ill never return.   I painted my hands a  nd face blue, t  hen all of sudden I was a  bducted by the wind a  nd I started to fly i  n the infinite sky, t  o fly, t  o sing...     In the blue, painted blue...   Happy to stay up there, a  nd I flew and flew, h  appily, higher than the sun and even higher! ( NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU ~ D. MODUGNO)

I think that a dream like that will never return. I painted my hands and face blue, then all of sudden I was abducted by the wind and I started to fly in the infinite sky, to fly, to sing... In the blue, painted blue... Happy to stay up there, and I flew and flew, happily, higher than the sun and even higher! (NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU ~ D. MODUGNO)

‘Whispering tide’ is one of my latest ocean inspired landscapes: every time you will be looking at this piece I want you to feel the soft breeze, inhale the fragrance of sea mist and luxuriate in the warmth of the sun!

'Whispering tide' acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas 101 x 101 cm

'Whispering tide' acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas 101 x 101 cm

This painting, along with my latest collection of emotional landscapes, will be on show at my upcoming exhibition in Perth ‘Promise of Spring’ opening on Thursday 10th August at Seven Willows Designs Studio, from 6-8pm Suite 4 Second Avenue Plaza, 755 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

You are all invited, please email me at info@francescagnagnarella.com if you’d like to receive an invitation or simply RSVP to Sharon at sevenwillowdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

Hope to see you there!

EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION

Last week I launched my latest solo exhibition in Perth titled 'Emotional Landscape' a new series of abstract landscapes inspired by Western Australia, the sunburnt country I now call home.  In this exciting exhibition I have used the visually striking colours of the Western Australian landscape in combination with its scale and texture to explore a new place, land and culture.  

Bird's Eye View II , acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas H 130 x W 200 cm $5 900 

Bird's Eye View II, acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas H 130 x W 200 cm $5 900 

The gallery was all glammed up thanks to the beautiful accessories by Perth Style Co.  (bed throw cushions and bed side lamps) and the stunning ombré curtain by Help Love Designs.

I thank you all my amazing supporters who attended the VIP launch and made the night such a great success. The gallery was packed with beautiful people and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did and enjoyed the show! 

And most of all a huge thank you to our event sponsors:

Jonte Designs for the amazing outfit,

Zamora Shoes for those divine shoes,

Firesun for the most colourful rug,

Pemberley Wines for the perfect wines selection. 

Request an appointment to view the collection by emailing info@francescagnagnarella.com

SINGAPORE CONTEMPORARY

Well that's a wrap! We have just closed the doors of the inaugural exhibition 'Singapore Contemporary' in Singapore ad we wish to say thank you to all the lovely Singaporeans who visited us at the show! 

It has been a very busy few days during the Singapore Art Week, with thousands of visitors through the doors in only 4 days! We had a fantastic launch showing my works to many VIP guests on the opening night. I also loved explaining my paintings to private groups of collectors and also to some very curious young art lovers! ;-D

A massive thank you goes to my number one fan and husband Russell, for always being the source of my ambition to creating something better at each exhibition and for always being the most amazing supporter one could wish for! 

Now it's time to wrap up all the sold works and deliver them to their new forever homes! 

Thank you Singapore, it was great to meet all our new followers and collectors and we can't wait to be back next year!

FIELDS, OCEANS AND SUNSETS

For this collaborative exhibition I have invited South West based artist Todd Cleave to create an exclusive range of unique resin art inspired by my new collection of paintings to beautifully complement the colours and inspirations.

Together we have created a new series of works inspired by our surroundings: the blue-greens of the ocean, the reds and oranges of the sunrise and the sunsets, and the amber and browns of the earth.

Todd Cleave was born in Christchurch, NZ in 1963, but is now based in Bridgetown, WA. His products are all characterized by organic shapes, tactile feel and bright colours.

Each piece is unique and like an original painting it’s impossible to recreate and that’s what I love about resin.

Perth certainly turned on a perfect winter warm evening for the opening night and we wish to say huge thank you to all our beautiful guests who made the event such a success and to our wonderful event partners and their continuous support!

We had the pleasure of sipping all night on fine wines from our fabulous friends at Pemberley Wines by Robert Bowen and I had so much fun wearing my 'Smothered in Frosting' dress by Birds on a Wire Fashion