“I consider myself a contemporary Indigenous artist, although my work does not fall into traditional or reference storylines. From my perspective, part of respecting cultural ownership is recognising that storylines do not belong to one person but to many, so I would not share that sacred information without having the express permission from my people. I’ve decided to explore my personal relationship to Country in my artwork and draw from the values that matter to me, around what I’ve been bought up in, in an Indigenous family. My  work is inspired by connection to Country, family and experiences on Country where I call home now. My children inspire me too and their connection to Country which is something I’ve captured and explored in my work.” 

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CONTACT

francoise@indijdesign.com.au

Tel: +61 429 588 833

 

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EXHIBITIONS & RECOGNITIONS

2013 - CIAF Upla Ufla Textile Conference Speaker - Cairns

2014 - RAIA FNQ Chapter & Cairns Institute Designed in Cairns Opening Seminar - Cairns

2015  - RAIA FNQ Chapter & Cairns Institute Designed in Cairns Exhibition - Cairns

2016 | 2017 - UMI Arts Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition - Cairns

2016 - Cairns Regional Gallery Beyond the Surface Exhibition

2016 - Downunder Textiles Magazine by Practical Publishing - Coverpage and Published Feature  

2016 - Brittish Council Accelerate Program Recipient 

2017 - CIAF Fashion Performance 'Fusing Sands' Collection

2017 - Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 'Fusing Sands'

2017 - Fusing Sands Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2018 - Our Linen Stories Exhibition, Leith, Scotland

2018 - Finalist, Collaborations Award, Creative Edinburgh

2018 - Black Design Matters, Koorie Heritage Trust, Federation Square, Melbourne

2018 - Go Back to where You Came From, International Indigenous Design Symposium, University of Melbourne.

2018 - Women's Yarning Circle, Blakitecture, MPAVILLION, Melbourne

2019 - Flame Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2019 - UMI Arts Exhibit CIAF

2019 - Womens Business Exhibition, UMI Arts, Cairns

2020 - Flame Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns 

2020 - UMI Arts Freshwater Saltwater Exhition 'Boundless'

2020 - Flame Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2021 - Tropical Punk Backpacks, Northsite Contemporary Arts, Cairns

2021 - Co-curator and Exhibitor CIAF Where's your permit?, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2022 - CIAF Big Sculpture (July 2022)

2022 - HIAP Helsinki International Residency