BACKGROUND AND EXHIBITIONS

Francessca O’Donnell Background
1978 – 1981 Bachelor of Arts – Design – Sydney College of the Arts
1981 Graduated top of the year – awarded the Revlon Award for Excellence
2014 Completed a business Mentor Program with the Hastings Women’s Business Network with
Mentor Barbara Smith – The Roving Trainer

In 2006 Francessca and Vick Compton, (a self taught mosaic artist) founded – Out There Design and Mosaic as an extension of the passion for mosaic and art. Works include 2D and 3D mosaics, paintings, jewellery, etchings and sculpture.

Group Exhibitions & Public Displays
2014 ‘Surface Play’ Exhibition Gaffa Art Gallery Sydney Art Centre
2014 ‘In the Spotlight’ Exhibition TARA open exhibition in conjunction with The Great Day Out
2014 ‘Northern exposure 111’ Glasshouse Gallery – Port Macquarie
2014 ‘Under the influence’ Glasshouse Gallery – Port Macquarie
2013 ‘Illuminate’ MAANZ National Open Exhibition Bundoora Homestead art Centre, Bundoora – Victoria
2013 ‘Tessserae’ Exhibition Coltham Gallery, Kew – Victoria
2013 ‘Connections’ Exhibition Gladstone Art Gallery – Gladstone NSW
2012 MAANZ NSW Open Exhibition Art Est Gallery – Sydney
2012 Northern Exposure 11 Glasshouse Gallery – Port Macquarie
2012 Bent Art Wentworthfalls School Of Arts – NSW
2012 ‘Art from the Heart’ Exhibition MAANZ NSW – Tap Gallery, Darlinghust, Sydney
2012 ‘Imaginary Narratives’ Printmaking Exhibition USQ Toowoomba
2011 Summer Showcase HVFAA Laurieton
2011 Long Point Vineyard Joint exhibition with Helen PainLong Point Vineyard GalleryPort Macquarie
2011 MAANZ National Open Art Exhibition The Barossa Regional Gallery, South Australia
2011 ‘Art on Trial’ Exhibition Historic Courthouse – Port Macquarie
2010 Summer Showcase Exhibition HVFAA Laurieton
2010 ‘Living on the Edge’ Exhibition Glasshouse Gallery – Port Macquarie
2010 ‘Northern Exposure’ Exhibition Glasshouse Gallery – Port Macquarie
2010 Hastings Art Trail Exhibition Quality Sails Resort – Port Macquarie
2010 Manning Winter Festival Arts Expo Taree
2010 & 2011 Craft Expo Exhibition & Expo Port Macquarie

 

Community Projects
2014 Ability Links Project Community mosaic project for for the launch of the new program
2014 Hello Kolas Sculpture Trail Project Auspiced by Arts and Health Australia
2013 ‘The Caitlin Project’ In conjunction with members of MAANZ
2013 Port Macquarie Primary School Mural In conjunction with Jessica Cameron
2013 Festival of the River Community children’s art workshop, In conjunction with Kempsey
Shire Council
2011 ‘Pieces of Us’ Community Art Project Tunundra S.A

 

Large Commissions2015  8 metre x 60cm Out door Mural for Port Macquarie client.

2015  2.5 Seascape indoor artwork – For Port Macquarie Clients

2015  Out door mural for new sensory Garden for – Opal Aged Services QLD

 

2014 Mural for St Peter’s Primary School Port Macquarie
2014 3D Mosaic Dolphin for the ‘Livi’s Place’ children’s creative playground Port Macquarie
2014 Leaf Mural for Sydney Client
2014 ‘Focused 2’ – 2D Mosaic for Sydney Client
2014 ‘Alisons Apothocary 2’ 2D Mosaic – For Sydney client
2014 Aetro Rita, Kalido and Pk Performing Koala 3D designs for the Hello Koala Sculpture Trail
2014 3D Female mosaic Torso -for Sydney Client
2013 3D Female Torso for port Macquarie client
2013 3D female mosaic Torso & Water Feature – for Fiona Murray Hairdressing Salon
2012 Gemstone Healing Pond – Louise Collins – Sydney
2012 Sun Dial Water feature for the memory Garden St Columba School, Port macquarie
2012 4 meter mosaic Serpent for Fiona Murray Hairdressing – Port Macquarie
2012 Bago Vineyards – Cellar door mural , Wauchope
2011 Water lillies – commission from Koedam Interior Design for a court yard Mural – Wahronga Sydney
2011 Bird of Paradise Mural for Ocean deck- Rob Neems – the Flightdeck Port Macquarie
2011 French Provencial Mural for courtyard – Rob Neems – the Flightdeck Port Macquarie
2011 Kandinsky Designer Mirror – Rob Neems – the Flightdeck Port Macquarie
2011 Mosaic Contemporary Cross & sign for new auditorium , St Josephs Primary School, Port Macquarie
2011 Mosaic mural’s for entry to – St Joseph’s Primary School, Port Macquarie
2010 ‘Succulent Café’ – Café sign – Byron Bay
2010 ‘Seascape’ mural – The Watermark – Port Macquarie
2010 ‘Dolphin’s’ mural for the entrance of the Amber Healing Centre – Camden Haven
2010 ‘Pond Alive’ mural for Janelle and Ian Chapman – Eyecare Plus – Kempsey
2009 Water Feature for healing garden at the Amber Healing Centre – Camden Haven

 

Inspirational Workshops Attended
2013 Portraiture in Mosaic – with Carol Shelkin from Philadelphia @-Maanz Symposium Melbourne
2013 Indirect Method technical course – Marian Shapiro, Hughes Studio lower Blue Mountains
2013 Lamp work creating glass beads – Skye Pethro- Arthouse Industries
2013 Exploring Styles & Techniques in Oils – Chis Wilson – Camp Creative
2012 Life drawing workshop with Bob Smith- Laurieton, NSW
2012 Tempered Glass Workshop – Inge Gardener & Mia Kokkoris -Mia mosaics Carlton
2012 3D Mosaic Workshop – Marian Shapiro @Mia Mosaics Carlton NSW
2012 Bernhardine Muller- Printing Matters- Renaissance of a Passion- miniture metal etchings
large collographs – McGregor Summer School- USQ QLD
2011 Martin Cheek (UK) – Mosaic Masterclass – The Red Shed Mitcham, South Australia
2011 Making a bas relief Substrate -Gwyn Kaitis from Chicago Mosaic School .
VP of Society of American Mosaic Artists – Mosaic Symposium
2011 Mosaic Products- Before-During-After – Eco Tiles Mosaic Symposium- Barossa Valley S.A
2011 Mixed Media contemporay landscape – Judith white – Laurieton
2011 Traditional Etching in a contemporary way- Berhardine Muller @ Art Est Art School Leichhardt Sydney
2011 Landscape & form – Mixed Media – Judith White Grafton Art fest
2011 Printmaking & Collograph – with
Bernadine Mueller – Camp Creative Bellengin
2010 Texture & Light- Mosaic – Marian Shapiro @ Mixed Palette Studio , Newport, Sydney
2010 Australian Landscape
2010 Seascape & Figures- Oils Painting workshop with John Corby

 

Press And TV
Sydney Weekender Chanel 7 interview to promote the Hello Koala Project
Yours Magazine Artist interview for Hello Koala Project
BBC Travel Show Interview in conjunction with the Hello Koala Project
Port Macquarie Newspapers Article on winning the 2D Mosaic Section of Royal Easter Show
Port Macquarie Newspapers Feature article on local artist
Focus Magazine with Linda Hall promoting Hello Koalas project
Focus Magazine Feature article on Out There Jewellery
Port Macquarie Independent Newspaper with Linda Hall promoting Hello Koalas project
Focus Magazine with Helen Pain in Dec 2011 & Jan 2012 for Long Point Vineyard exhibition
Focus Magazine Out There Design & Mosaic article on St Josephs commission – March 2011
Mosaic Art Year Book 2011 An international publication of Mosaic work from around the world
Local press & TV Oct/Nov 2011 3 Mosaics pieces to promote the 2011 Craft Expo
Focus Magazine Out There Design and Mosaic and the Hastings Art Trail April 2010 & Jan 2011
Port Macquarie Independent Out There Design & Mosaic & Hastings Art Trail -April 2010 & Jan 2011
Focus Magazine Out There design and Mosaic Feature article February 2009

 

Awards2015 Highly Commended Royal Easter Show 2D Mosaic – ‘A Moment in Time’
2014 1st place Royal Easter show 2D Mosaic – ‘Focused’
2012 1st Place Contemporary section HVFAA Summer Showcase ‘Distant Hills’ – Mixed media
2011 2nd Place Lady of the Waves Mosaic – Coffs Harbour- Lilly Pilly Exhibition – April
2011 Highly Commended Contemporary Section of the HVFAA Summer Showcase ‘ Fractured Memories’

 

MembershipsMBF                            Micro Business Forum
MAANZ Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand
CMA Contemporary Mosaic Art
SAMA Society of American Mosaic artists
ALUMNI Sydney University
HWBN 

 

Hastings Women’s Business network
HVFAA Hastings Valley Fine Arts Society