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Lyn Franke

Lyn Franke was born in Perth Western Australia. Her childhood and teenage years were spent in the Gascoyne region returning to Perth at age twenty. Her tertiary qualification of Advanced Certificate in Art and Design was gained at Carine TAFE Western Australia.

Her works are predominantly acrylic on canvas but may include mixed media/flora. Other textile-based works incorporate felt, silk paper, paint, dye, fibres, stitch and threads.

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Solo exhibitions: Reflections of the Landscape – Canning Bridge Community Space 2024,Trinity College Cultural Centre August 17, Gallery Pop Up Gallery – North Beach 15, Wills Domain Gallery – Yallingup 15/16,14,13,12,11 Elements Art Gallery – Dalkeith 12, 11, 7, ABD The Gallery – Northbridge 10, Monart Studio and Gallery – Dalkeith 07, Fusion Fine Arts Subiaco – mixed exhibition 15, 14, Fusion Fine Arts – Mandurah 07, Paul Gullotti Gallery – Perth 05, Bethesda Hospital Gallery space 05, Gloucester Lodge Gallery.

 

Group exhibitions: Rottnest Foundation Exhibition – Holmes a Court Gallery 19, The Artspace Collective – Fabrication 19, Galvanise – Artsource 18, Artitude – Perth 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07. Elements – Dalkeith 09, Art Sydney 08, ABD The Gallery – Northbridge 08, Melbourne Affordable Art Show 05,06, Art Sydney 05, guest artist Army Art Show – Perth 05. Help the Homeless – Art auction 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10.

Kingdom of Bahrain 09, Fusion Fine Art, Craftwest, Blender Gallery – Joondalup, Gallery 360 – Subiaco and Joondalup, numerous City Council Shows and private school exhibitions.

 

She has received commissions from organizations including Princess Margaret Hospital, New Norcia Bakery Café, Gallery 360 – Subiaco, interior designers and private buyers. Collections include;West Australian Police Department – Northbridge, St John of God Hospital – Subiaco, City of Joondalup, City of Belmont, City of Melville, City of Mandurah, City of Wanneroo, City of Stirling, Bethesda Hospital, Corporations, works in England, Italy, USA, Singapore, Japan, Bahrain as well as many other private collections and mining company boardrooms.

 

Art Awards

2023 Cossack Art Awards – Winner “Painting Pilbara Landscape Prize

City of Rockingham Art Prize – Finalist

54th Beverley Art Prize – Highly Commended – Mixed Media

2022 Cossack Art Awards – Winner “Painting Pilbara Landscape” Prize

Perth Royal Art Prize for Landscape – Finalist

53rd Beverley Art Prize – Highly Commended “Small Artworks”

2021 City of Melville Art Awards – Winner 2nd Prize

52nd Beverley Art Prize – Highly Commended “Mixed Media”

2020 City of Joondalup Community Art Exhibition – Winner “Works on Paper” Prize

2018 Town of Claremont Art Award – Winner “Councillors Art Prize”

City of Joondalup Community Art Award – Highly Commended “Textile Prize”

2017 Town of Claremont Art Award – Winner 2nd prize

2016 Town of Claremont Art Award – Highly Commended

2015 The York Society Art & Craft Awards – Winner “Works in Fibre/Textiles” Prize

Leonora Art Prize – Winner Drawing/New Media Prize

Beverley Art Prize – Highly commended “Mixed Media”

2011 Arthritis Foundation of WA   Art exhibition – Highly Commended

2010 National Lifestyle Villages Art Award – Highly Commended

City of Belmont Art Awards – Highly Commended

2009 The York Society Art and Craft Award – Winner Works in Fibre Prize

City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder KCGM Mining Award – Highly Commended

Arthritis Foundation of WA Art Exhibition – Highly Commended

2008 Morawa Art Awards – Three Dimensional, Highly Commended

Cossack Art Awards – Highly Commended in Category 6

2007 The York Society Art and Craft Awards – Winner “Works in Fibre/Textiles” Prize

City of Belmont Art Awards – Highly Commended

Cossack Art Awards – Highly Commended in Category 6

Vasse Primary School Art Exhibition – Highly Commended x 2

2006  Trinity College Old Boys’ Art Exhibition – Highly Commended

Cossack Art Awards – Highly Commended in Category 11

Joondalup Community Art Exhibition – Winner “Works on Paper” Prize

2004   The York Society Art & Craft Awards – Winner “The Built Environment” Craft Prize

City of South Perth – Winner “People’s Choice Award” Prize

City of Melville Art Awards – Winner “Textile Prize”

Morawa Art Exhibition – Equal 1st   Winner (Crafts/Textiles/Sculptures) Prize

Mindarie Art Award – Highly Commended (mixed media)

2003   The York Society Art & Craft Awards – Highly Commended (works in fibre/textiles)

2002    City of Melville Art Awards – Winner “Textiles Prize”

The York Society Art & Craft Awards – Winner “Works in Fibre/Textiles” Prize

2001    Hospice Art & Craft Exhibition – Winner “Health Credit Selection Prize”

City of Gosnells – Winner “A Century of Federation Prize” (any medium)

City of Melville Art Awards – Winner “Textile Prize”

City of Bayswater & Bayswater Art Society – Winner ‘Mixed Media Prize”

City of Rockingham Regional Art Awards – Highly Commended (any other media)

The York Society Art & Craft Awards – Highly Commended (painting-oil and acrylic)

The York Society Art & Craft Awards – Highly Commended (works in fibre/textiles)

 

Publications

2017     Artists of Perth publication December (Premium Publishers)

Art Edit Spring Edition issue 15 Showcase (p.50) & wrap me up (p.104)

2016     Featured in ART EDIT magazine autumn issue _09 in an artist profile titled “Natures Thread” (p44-45).

2015     Imago Mundi Benetton Collection “Looking Down Under.” As one of 209 contemporary Australian artists

Lyn was invited to create an artwork for this collection which is housed in Italy. A book on the project

being published in 2016.

2010     Commissioned by The City of Wanneroo to develop and teach a programme in rag rug making.

This would lead to the design and creation of two major rag rug works being created by citizens of the

city.

2008   2007 and 2006 Lyn took part in District 201 W1 Lions Clubs “Peace Poster Competition” as a participating

judge.

2004     Lyn was a selected artist in an arts project commemorating West Australia’s 175th anniversary entitled

“Rivers & Parks: A Personal Perspective.”

 

Publicised Art Works

2004 Lyn was interviewed for TV programme “Gallery Watch” Melville Art Awards.

2003 feature artist in a 30 minute “Gallery Watch” Exhibition at Blue Duck Gallery. West Coast Living – Issue One “07, Insight Homes Antiques and Art – Issues 12 and 14 “07, Art Review by Jan Altmann – www.artseeinwa.com, Front cover photograph in the Wanneroo Times in April 2003(story page 6), as well as the West Australian Newspaper (2002 cover of “Habitat” lift-out and 1999 “Galleries”), spring edition of Homes and Living magazine, The Feltwest Newsletter, the RRR Network News and other Community Newspaper articles.

 

Lyn has also leased many works through Artsource to organisations such as; Corruption and Crime Commission, Health Insurance Fund of WA, The State Administrative Tribunal, The District Court, Perron Group and Chamber of Minerals and Energy.

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