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Francoise is a multi-disciplinary creative
producing textile designs, surface pattern art, sculpture, visual art and curating art exhibitions. She is inspired by her family, Kerriri and the reef and rainforest of Tropical Queensland.
Francoise Lane is a Torres Strait Islander woman whose maternal family are from Kerriri, identifing as both Meriam and Kaurareg. In 2013 Francoise developed artworks for textile application inspired by her connection to the Torres Strait Islands and exploration of visually storytelling.
Her artworks have been adapted into repeat patterns and specified for upholstery and applied art to architectural projects. Expanding on the application of the design prints Francoise is designing a feminine A-line dress for women who have lived a loved life, in exclusively designed textiles. She has also designed fashion accessories integrating design elements of the textile art.
"I’m instinctively drawn to subjects whereby patterns can create their own ‘energy’ on a canvas. As an example ‘Sardines under the Wharf’ on a large canvas creates a visual play of movement, like the stylised fish are swimming (pictured above)."
Originally developed as artworks they have been converted into design repeats suitable for textile applications and applied art to the built environment.
Enjoy viewing my art!
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