Tina Frantzen - Painter

Upcoming Exhibitions

Allora; then, therefore, now

"Allora; then, therefore, now"

28th November to 22nd December 2020. 150 x 150mm, $150 each

Christmas group exhibition at Railway Street Studios

Railway Street Studios

Over the last few years, I have shown my artwork at the 'Railway Street Art Gallery' in Newmarket, and have really appreciated their support with my exhibition openings.

In 2019 the gallery changed its format and is now operating with 12 selected 'Railway Street Artists' who will be permanently exhibiting work as well as having solo exhibitions during the year. I am privileged to be one of those artists who will be exhibiting regularly as well as having an annual solo exhibition.

Railway Street Studios

The Ley Lines of Home

"The Ley Lines of Home"

Saturday 7th November 2020

A solo exhibition of painting, photography and poetry recording the ephemeral moments of Tina Frantzen's life walking the ley lines of the maunga and the beaches of her home borough of 50 years.

Exhibition page The Ley Lines of Home
Interview on The Depot Artspace

Comments on 2020 exhibition The Ley Lines of Home

Tina Frantzen's photographs, exhibited for the first time, show a whole new side to her talent. Light and shade have always been a feature in her work, and in her black and white photographs these aspects play a crucial role. Light reflects off water, sun shines through trees, figures are silhouetted, resulting in dynamic and arresting compositions. She shows a sure sense too in her colour photos, but in those she achieves spectacular effects using colour in unusual ways. An image of our rather cluttered downtown skyline turned to gold is particularly striking. Frantzen uses a phone camera, enabling her to catch fleeting moments that strike her on her regular walks. A dog leaps, a tot toddles along a hilltop, someone stands in exactly the right spot to balance a composition. This is a show that no art-lover should miss.

Warwick Brown November 2020