Artist : Francessca O’Donnell

Sponsor: Florence Jones - Your local cheese, wine and charcuterie store

Location: Florence Jones, Shop 4 / 74 Clarence - with easy access from Town Wharf too. Indoor and outdoor settings. A real gem!

Description / Inspiration

Hello Koalas released the 85th Hello Koalas Sculpture called 'Unity' to promote inclusion and diversity in our community in February 2023. 

With funding from the NSW Government through its arts and culture agency Create NSW, Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail new Pride sculpture 'Unity' has been designed and painted by Francessca O'Donnell. A mosaic version of the sculpture design has also been created called 'Harmony'. 

Artist Biography

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
costume designer.
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

Location Info

Established in 2023, Florence Jones is a specialist store offering boutique wine, craft beer, artisan cheese, charcuterie and complementary deli products. Overlooking the Hastings River, Florence Jones is located at Shop 4 / 74 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie. Walk downstairs from street level to the wine and cheese store or enter (accessible access) from Town Wharf around the corner. There is also shaded outdoor seating to admire the water views accompanied by fine wine and food. Glorious at sunset! But a lovely spot to sit, chat and chill with an enticing wine list and fragrant cheeses. Make sure you visit when the oysters are on the menu! Bronwyn and Suzanne are excellent hosts and love having 'Unity' there to welcome guests. Open Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm, Sunday 12 noon to 6pm. The venue is available at other times for private functions and events. Email: florencejonescheeseandwine@gmail.com Ph: 0475 740 621