Glam Clams

There was a time when an aunt had placed a clam on the reef out near my Nene’s place on Hammond Island. When coming to shore in the dinghy I would look at this clam and wonder why she did this. As an adult, I have snorkelled on the reefs outside of Cairns admiring the beauty of the giant clams.

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Glam Clams
Francoise Lane

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Francoise Lane

Art is a form of expression and extension of self. My art narratives are of place, people and country of significance to me. I also think art can be a tool to see the world from a different perspective. In 2013, Francoise began creating a series of artworks inspired by her connection to Hammond Island, in the Torres Strait. Her work reflects the love of the country and experiences with family on country, which she holds dear. Every print has a meaningful story behind it that tells of cultural values living on in her family, children and grandchildren. Her artworks are translated into surface pattern designs for textiles applications for interiors, soft furnishings and built environment. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Cairns Regional Gallery and Koorie Heritage Trust, Federation Square Melbourne, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Her international collaboration with Emily Millichip was a finalist at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2018. She creates what makes her happy, loves to use, and then shares it with the world.