New Living Arts Space exhibition celebrates vibrant collection from local artist Frankie O

Media release

Swoop is a new exhibition at the Living Arts Space celebrating a vibrant collection of works from local artist Frankie O.

The artist has created multiscale paintings and embellished bold prints, rhythmic linework and mixed media texture inspired by her surroundings.

Living Arts Space Curator Amy Carr-Bottomley said the artist’s work was well recognised in Bendigo.

“Frankie O is a Bendigo-based artist whose art practice began from her desire to capture the inspirational places around her,” Ms Carr-Bottomley said.

“Frankie O’s work is as diverse as the materials she uses, ranging from acrylic paint, gold leaf, water colour, mixed media, collage and digital drawing which are tied together by a love of audacious bold colours and energetic linework.

“Her energetic depictions of local landmarks and wildlife are embraced by residents and visitors alike.

“This is a stunning free exhibition to immerse yourself in the animated world of Frankie O, a truly eye-catching adventure.

“During the exhibition, Frankie O will be presenting a live painting and collage-making segment in the Living Arts Space every Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

”This is a wonderful opportunity to see how different works evolve during the two hour process with insights from the artist on the approach, techniques and use of colour.”

A series of workshops suitable for adults and children are also taking place in March and April. Workshop participants will take home their fully completed artwork.

  • A4 Frankie Bird Collage for adults on Saturday March 18 from 12pm to 4pm
  • A5 Frankie Bird Collage for adults on Saturday April 1 from 12pm to 2.30pm
  • Collage Fun with Frankie for children on Wednesday April 12 from 10.30am to 12pm
  • Collage Fun with Frankie for children on Thursday April 20 from 2pm to 3.30pm

Please visit the Explore Bendigo website for further information and registration to book a workshop:

Swoop is now open to the public but you are also invited to the exhibition’s official celebration on Saturday March 4 at the Living Arts Space starting at 2pm.

Swoop is open until Sunday April 23 at the Living Arts Space located in the Bendigo Visitor Centre, 51-67 Pall Mall. Open 9am to 5pm daily (except Christmas Day).



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