Frances is an enormously talented artist that rallied other Houselink artists to produce an exhibit of original member art in 2007.  She had this to say in the program catalogue for that show:

We are a unique bunch of individuals who have often been referred to as ‘psychiatric’ / ‘consumer’ survivors who are just not buying into the society’s definitions.  In some measure of difference, we have a unique experience in that we are also producers of art. As unique individuals we produce works that reflect the challenges and strategies that have given us unique perspectives on life. Life is different for some of us that have a creative outlet; that we can find something to record our feelings, thoughts, moods and move beyond the passive and limiting experiences of what can break us.

In this video she reflect on the experience and how the process of creating art has helped her on her own recovery journey: