Artist : Francessca O'Donnell
Sponsor: NSW Government - Create NSW
Location: Hello Koalas Sculpture Gallery & Gift Shop
Francessca O’Donnell was born into a family surrounded by art and dance. Her love of ballet, led to a forty year
career, teaching and examining around the world.
With a BA in Design from Sydney College of the Arts, she has also enjoyed a successful career as an artist and
As a teacher, Francessca inspired children to follow their passion into careers that fill their souls and enrich their lives.
The colourful illustrations and fun characters she created, were inspired by people in her life and she hopes this book
will ignite the warrior inside every child to follow their dreams.
Francessca lives in Beechwood NSW, with her adorable miniature dachshund, Ruby.
She has two grown sons, Kane and Tim and grandsons Henry and Freddie. Her youngest son Tim danced with the
Milwaukee Ballet Company as leading artist and resident choreographer.
More can be found on her website https://www.theouttherecollective.com
Hello Koalas Sculpture Gallery and Gift Shop is a treasure trove of all things 'koala' with a display of over 16 Hello Koalas sculptures and the largest range of koala themed merchandise in Port Macquarie, including bespoke Hello Koalas products such as jigsaw puzzles, T shirts, stickers, magnets, badges, T towels, tote bags, aprons, lens cloths, notebooks, sketch books and bookmarks. There is also a selection of locally made Baba Lila chocolates. Yum!