Ray's first exhibition with this new venue showing this artist at his most delightfully eccentric. Eleven pieces of tableware are spread around the retail space, including a full setting on a french oak table
Franque is a highly styled space, not completely gallery nor retail space. Artist include: Bruce Armstrong, David Ray, Kate Rohde, Anna Varendorff.
The dinner service is a devised as a functional object to hold food. Mine isn't, it is instead a wild, untamed interpretation of a dinner service, servicing conversation. - David Ray 2017
597 Malvern Road, Toorak
Franque harkens back to an era predating the white-wall gallery; situating collectible pieces in a space where art coexists, collides and harmonises with objects and antiques, in both a showroom and dining space.
Since Franque’s inception in late 2011, clients have embraced this unique art space, which supports both emerging and established artists. Franque is not a gallery, nor does it seek to compete as one. It is an alternative platform for viewing and collecting Australian art.
Franque offers a genuine intimacy with art - from the way the works are displayed, through to the artists’ engagement in the Franque cultural life. - Franque website
|View & Spoon|
|Salt & Pepper, 2017|
|Mop Up Your Plate, 2017|
|Wild Tureen, 2017 front window space|