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.
Open by appointment