Crossing | Fran O'Neill


17 August - 10 November 2024

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Crossing brings together work completed over the last decade by one of the region’s most acclaimed artists, Fran O’Neill. Having built a significant international career, particularly in North America, for her evocative and vibrant abstract paintings, O’Neill has now permanently established her studio in the idyllic surrounds of Cheshunt. Crossing traces her longing for ‘home’ in those year as an ex-pat, the development of her colour palette and the new work created in response to the quality of light and atmosphere of her Cheshunt studio.

The exhibition takes its starting point from early seminal work Crossing, 2014, now held in the Wangaratta Art Gallery collection, in which the artist navigates her sense of place away from ‘home’.


Fran O’Neill, Crossing, detail, 2014, oil on canvas, 183 x 183cm. Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of The Robert Salzer Foundation.