Fran Romano is a Canberra-based ceramist. Since completing her studies at the ANU School of Art in mid-2013, she has developed both a production business and her art practice, operating under the name, FRATTEMPO.
Fran has exhibited regularly in group shows. Her work is inspired by memory, history and nostalgia investigated through the use of layering and experimentation with surface texture and photographic imagery.
Fran has developed functional designs for Cafes and restaurants including Rye Cafe in Braddon, ACT, and Jackalope Hotels in Victoria.
Fran currently works from her home studio in the inner city. Inquiries and visits from the public are most welcome.
Selected Group Exhibitions
June 2018 mutabilis Mu Studio Gallery, Mosman, NSW
May 2016 divergence FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
July 2015 The Printed Surface: ceramics + print Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra
July 2015 PROTEAN NISHI Gallery, Canberra
Oct 2014 Eclectika: Ceramic Artistry for the Table STUR Gallery, Braidwood, NSW
Oct 2014 The Italian Connection The Q Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
July 2014 Emerging Artists Support Scheme Watson Arts Centre, ACT
Feb 2014 Claybodies: ceraMIX FORM Studio and Gallery, NSW
Sept 2013 Print and Clay Symposium ANCA Gallery Dickson, ACT
Nov 2013 Graduate Exhibition School of Art, Canberra
Markets & Events
2016 + 17 Participant: DESIGN Canberra Festival
2015 Ceramics Marketplace National Gallery of Australia
2013 - 2017 Undercurrent Design Market
2012 - 2015 Art not Apart, multi-arts Festival
Awards & Residencies
2017 Self-Directed Artist Residency, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos Greece
Oct 2016 Finalist, Dying to Talk National Palliative Care Art Prize
2013 Ceramics Technical Emerging Artist Award
2013 Canberra Potters’ Society Emerging Artist Award