Sea Tales Collection

We are thrilled to share the results of and exciting collaboration between Sandy Feet Australia and Indigenous Artist Francoise Lane - the  'Sea Tales' collection. Living in Far North Queensland, Francoise has always had a strong connection with ocean life and its surrounding landscape which has inspired much of her work. Her artistic style and influences were a perfect fit with Sandy Feet Australia, and we hope you love the result.

More about Francoise

Francoise Lane is a Torres Strait Islander woman whose maternal family are from Kerriri and are descendants of the Meriam and Kaurareg people of the Torres Strait Islands. Together with her husband Andrew Lane are Indij Architecture and Design; a 100% indigenous owned award winning architectural and design practice based in Cairns and operating since 2011.  Francoise is an interior designer, textile designer and artist describing her work as straddling the intersection between design and art including exhibition curation and leading creative art projects. Her work is inspired by family, connection to country and the plants and animals of Tropical Queensland. 

"I’m instinctively drawn to subjects whereby patterns can create their own ‘energy’ on a canvas. As an example ‘Sardines under the Wharf’ on a large canvas creates a visual play of movement, like the stylised fish are swimming ." Francoise Lane

Among the many achievements throughout her decades long career Francoise was a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts 'Helsinki International Arts Program’, and more recently was recently appointed as artistic director of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF).

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