Upcoming Exhibitions

Beaver Galleries - February 2018

2017 Clunes Ceramic Award - 30 September to 15 October. Union Banks Arts Centre Clunes, Victoria

CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre - Annual Members Exhibition. 21 September to 4 November, Civic, Canberra 


Current Exhibitions

Lines of Site: finding the sublime in Canberra

M16 Artspace  www.m16artspace.com.au

21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2603

17 August - 3 September 2017

Artist talks: Sunday 27 August 2pm

Cathy Franzi, View from summit of Black Mountain, 2017. Porcelain, 9.4h x 32.6d cm. Image: Andrew Sikorski-Art Atelier

Cathy Franzi, View from summit of Black Mountain, 2017. Porcelain, 9.4h x 32.6d cm. Image: Andrew Sikorski-Art Atelier


Gallery Representation

Cathy Franzi is pleased to announce that she is now represented by

 

Sabbia Gallery, 120 Glenmore Road, Paddington Sydney NSW 2021

sabbiagallery.com

 

Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street Deakin ACT 2600

beavergalleries.com.au



Previous Shows

 


Flora Survey: Reclaimed Boboyan Pine Plantation, 2017

Flora Survey: Reclaimed Boboyan Pine Plantation, 2017

Artist-in-residence:arts, heritage and the environment

10 Year anniversary celebration

CraftACT:Craft and Design Centre, Canberra City

6 April - 13 May 2017


Klytie Pate Award

Mansfield Art Glass Award incorporating Ceramics

Mansfield Victoria, 8 March - 15 March 2017

Winner of the People's Choice Award

sponsered by Mansfield Art Gallery 

 
 
Banksia serrata, 2016. Porcelain, sgraffito. Winner of the inaugural Klytie Pate People's Choice Award

Banksia serrata, 2016. Porcelain, sgraffito.

Winner of the inaugural Klytie Pate People's Choice Award


Vice-Chancellors College Artist Fellows Scheme

School of Art Foyer Gallery, Australian National University

15 - 25 February 2017

 

 

Patterns of Distribution (in leaf shape of Australian Pelargonium species, (detail), 2016. Porcelain Acquired by the Research School of Biology, Australian National University

Patterns of Distribution (in leaf shape of Australian Pelargonium species, (detail), 2016. Porcelain

Acquired by the Research School of Biology, Australian National University


2016 Small Works Show, Beaver Galleries

81 Denison Street Deakin, ACT 2600

1-24 December 2016

beavergalleries.com.au/sw2016.htm


Rock Orchids, Haunted Point, Bundanon

Rock Orchids, Haunted Point, Bundanon

Bundanon Trust, Illaroo NSW

Artist-in-residence

5 December - 16 December 2016


Cathy Franzi, Mountain Devil, 2016. Porcelain, 29.7h x 24.5w x 21d cm. Image: Art Atelier

Cathy Franzi, Mountain Devil, 2016. Porcelain, 29.7h x 24.5w x 21d cm. Image: Art Atelier

On the nature of things

Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, 12 October - 5 November 2016

http://sabbiagallery.com/exhibition/cathy-franzi/


'Delicate Touch V: contemporary Australian porcelain'

Narek Galleries, 29 September - 13 November 2016

http://narekgalleries.com

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From the Red Heart: Cathy Franzi and Sharon Field

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra - 7 September- 9 October 2016

Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm, ANBG Visitors Centre, Clunies Ross St Acton, ACT

Opening by Dr Rosemary Purdie on Saturday 10 September at 2.30pm


Bush Capital: the natural history of the ACT, Canberra Museum and Gallery, 12 March - 26 June 2016 http://www.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/bush-capital-the-natural-history-of-the-act


Kerrie Lowe Gallery,Wonder & Loss, 18 September - 6 October 2015

49-51 King Street Newtown, Sydney, http://www.kerrielowe.com

 


Narek Galleries, Wonder and Loss,1 October - 8 November 2015

Old Tanja Church
1140 Tathra to Bermagui Road
Tanja NSW 2550
t:  61 2 6494 0112

www.narekgalleries.com

Beach Edge: Aragunnu, (detail) 2015. Porcelain, stoneware, wheel-thrown, inlay, sgraffito, up to 25h x 16w cm. Image: Rob Little Digital Images

Beach Edge: Aragunnu, (detail) 2015. Porcelain, stoneware, wheel-thrown, inlay, sgraffito, up to 25h x 16w cm. Image: Rob Little Digital Images

Cathy Franzi is a ceramic artist working and living in Canberra, who this year was awarded a PhD in the Ceramics workshop at the School of Art, Australian National University. Through her practice-led research she has been investigating ways in which representations of Australian flora on the ceramic vessel can express current botanical and environmental knowledge. Holding a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, this background informs the scientific approach she takes to her art practice. More importantly, the subject matter comes from doing what she loves, to be in nature. Plants are her particular fascination and with this attention comes a recognition of environments under threat and species in rapid decline.
Her work aims to reflect textural and formal qualities of plants and refer in some way to the connections between them, the ecosystems they inhabit and attributed cultural values. The research of an environment and its flora is primarily through fieldwork,supported by engagement with botanical research centres. For many years the far south coast has drawn her and for this exhibition fieldwork research has been conducted along the coast in Mimosa Rocks and Bournda National Parks.


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