Mon 01 May 2017
Fran’s work typically explores human behavior and interaction, more recently focusing on motherhood and domesticity. Increasingly her interest in native plants and their place in our lives winds its way amongst the marks of daily life.
Fran will be researching the Flinders University Art Museum’s Botanical art collection, and Lesueur’s scientific works of the early 19th century, alongside its collection of work by her uncle, Brian Callen (Flinders University Visual Arts Studio Manager 1979-1994). She also intends to develop her current tabletop process – where what lands on a surface over a period of time is recorded in layers of mark making – in new ways.
The outcome of Fran’s project will be exhibited at Flinders University’s Bedford Campus from 31 August to 3 November 2017
Artist Talk: 4.30pm Thursday 31 August
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE @ The Tavern
Thursday 8 June 2017 | 12 – 2pm
Join artist Fran Callen at The Tavern and participate in the making of her mixed-media ‘tabletop’ works that respond to the Art Museum’s Ferdinand Bauer collection and the Flinders Investigator Garden of native plants.
The Collections Project is a collaboration between Guildhouse and Flinders University Art Museum that provides artists the opportunity to engage with the Museum’s collections and staff to create new work.
FREE event, all welcome. Materials will be supplied.
Level 1 | The Hub
Flinders University | Bedford Park
Image: Fran Callen, Iggle Piggle slips out unnoticed, 2017, colour pencil, graphite pencil, tea stains, wine stains on 300GSM Arches paper, 57 x 77cm.