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In celebration with Bendigo’s annual PRIDE Festival, join artist Frances Cannon as they lead a self-portraiture workshop at the Gallery.

Frances will guide participants through a series of easy drawing techniques that explore the art of drawing from life. This workshop is like a life drawing workshop – only you’re your own model! Be surrounded by positive affirmations and learn how to include them on your portraits.

This workshop welcomes all ages and abilities. Materials will be supplied on the day.

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Frances Cannon is a queer, multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne/Narrm. They work predominantly in drawing and painting in ink, gouache and watercolour. Frances is well known for their simple yet nuanced style of black and white illustration. Frances’ work examines ideas of body-love and body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, and bodily functions. Their work can be viewed as diaristic as it is based on personal experience. Frances has been involved in ten successful solo shows at galleries including Tinning Street, Off the Kerb, Platform Arts, and numerous group shows at galleries including: Montsalvat, RMIT Gallery, Neon Park, Rubicon ARI, and Fort Delta. Frances has worked with with Teen-Vogue, Gucci, Refinery 29, Third Drawer Down, and has been published in Vogue, Frankie, Yen, Teen-Vogue, Bustle, HuffPost, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, SBS Australia, i-D Mag, Rookie and many more. Frances is the co-owner and director of Pink Ember Studio in Coburg.