Patrick Francis

Courtesy Arts Project Australia

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Patrick Francis

Not titled (tiger) 2012 acrylic on paper 70×40cm
Courtesy Arts project Australia

Born 1991

Patrick Francis began exhibiting at Arts Project Australia in 2009 when he was eighteen years old. Since then his work has been included in every Arts Project Annual Gala Exhibition and numerous group exhibitions, the most recent being At the table. In 2014, Patrick Francis exhibited in SAFARI in Sydney, and in 2013 Francis was selected in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2012, Francis was a recipient of the Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award.

A prolific painter, Francis works primarily in acrylic on paper. His paintings draw from his own personal experiences, from first hand encounters with Melbourne to his knowledge of popular culture and art history. Using a bold colour palette, Francis’s paintings are refined, expressive representations of portraiture and still life. His work ranges from studies of well-known celebrities and icons, from Marilyn Monroe to the fifteenth century Italian Renaissance author Baldassare Castiglione, to observations from everyday life. Francis has also interpreted the work of iconic Australian painters including Sidney Nolan’s early Ned Kelly series.

Solo Exhibitions
2014
Patrick Francis Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions
2015
Patrick Francis & Friends Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2014
Achieve Your Dream Splash Gallery, Footscray
Connected Yarra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne
Melbourne Art Fair 2014 Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Face 2 Face Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
SafARI The Corner Cooperative, Sydney
Melbourne Now The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
2013
Annual Gala Exhibition Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
Melbourne Now The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
Exit, pursued by a bear Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
At the Table Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
Classic Albums Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD
2012
Art & Australia Collection 2003-2013, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
Annual Gala Exhibition Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
Walsh Bay Arts Table 2012 The Wharf – Pier 2, Sydney
Melbourne Art Fair 2012 Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Out of the Blue Sheffer Gallery, Darlington, Sydney
Classic Album Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Annual Gala Exhibition Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
Movement & Emotion Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
Connected 11 No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
This Sensual World Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria 150th event, Melbourne
2010
Annual Gala Exhibition Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
Sweet Relief Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
2009
Annual Gala Exhibition Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne
Awards
2012 Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award


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