“I Belong” by Michael Gabriel Francas

I belong

This intriguing abstract oil painting on wood is by Michael Francas, a Western Australian artist who is influenced by the contrasting ideas of exile and belonging. His interests are inspired by his own father’s experiences as a refugee and migrant from Lithuania. This painting won the 2018 City of Busselton Art Award, an annual $10,000 prize for Western Australian contemporary artists. As an acquisitive award, the winning artwork becomes part of the City of Busselton Art Collection, building a significant record of contemporary art within this State.

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Busselton Cultural Precinct

Where art and heritage meet

Art collections can be a fascinating way of dipping into the history of a place and this is certainly the case with the City of Busselton Collection. Like many other local government collections in WA...


Queen Street Cultural Precinct
Busselton WA 6280

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