Artist Alison Tedesco’s paintings reflect her love for Frankston City

Published on 21 September 2022

Alison Tedesco Signal Box artwork

The love for Frankston in Alison Tedesco’s paintings is unmistakable.

“I moved from Sydney to Frankston to be closer to relatives who lived in the area. My family and I have not looked back since. We love the beaches here, which we showcase when friends and family come to visit us,” she said.

The inspiration for artworks in her exhibition titled Nothings into Somethings includes Frankston City’s laneways, the Frankston Mechanics Institute, the Grand Hotel, street scenes and more.

“I’m proud to live in Frankston and I know its community is, too. This particular avenue of art I hope represents all that Frankston is and what we have come to love about our suburb and surrounds,” Alison said.

In Nothings to Somethings, Alison explores Frankston – bringing the overlooked corners of the city to the foreground, challenging the viewer to see beauty in the perceived ordinariness of suburbia.

While Alison has explored mediums including oils and acrylics, her medium of choice is watercolour. She is keen to share her love of Frankston with the wider community and contribute to a sense of pride.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to have my work seen by a broad section of people. I hope it gives the community a sense of pride to see their surrounds in art – encouraging a sense of inclusiveness and connection.”

Alison said an Artist Project Grant from Frankston City Council – enabling her to work on the pieces – had provided a major boost.

“It’s great to be supported by Frankston Council in my arts practice. This allows not only the opportunity for new work, but also fosters new partnerships and collaborations between local artists, residents and community groups.”

See the Nothings into Somethings exhibition at Frankston Arts Centre’s Curved Wall Gallery until 5 November. For more information, click here. The artworks are for sale from $280 and enquiries regarding purchases can be made to Milla Dakovic via email at