Moongate Studios


Set in bushland a birdsong from Bells Beach, Moongate Studios is the owner-built mudbrick home, studios and gallery of Geo & Jan Francis. Though self-taught, both achieved Signatories – Victorian Artists Society Melbourne, an Honorary Arts Degree – Accademia Delle Belle Arti di Cuneo Italy and founded – Geelong Sculptors Inc.

Much applauded for art excellence and international cultural exchange initiatives, both received a Medaglia Mauriziana per le Arti in Italy 2017 for life-time achievement in  Arts. Jan’s Gold Medal – Expo Milano Italy 2015 and showcases – South Korea and China 2016 were enriching.

Jan has held 50+ solo exhibitions on 4 continents. Colour, design and narrative are key to her arts practice – oil on canvas and pen on paper. Geo sculpts in many mediums.  Giacometti-inspired figures and birds are favoured. Bronze, timber and limestone evolve when not sculpting stone walls at Moongate.

Commissions welcome

Open by appointment


Gypsy (2)medal magic

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