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SAM Presents: Life Drawing with Frances Cannon

Join internationally-exhibited artist Frances Cannon for this exclusive, after-hours life drawing class inspired by the bodies of Ryan McGinley: YEARBOOK. Under Cannon’s guidance, attendees will capture the poses of a life model using variety of mediums, from crayon to charcoal, over the 90 minute session.

Thursday 2nd of May, 2024, at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Shepparton Art Museum
66 (Inc GST)
Shepparton Art Museum on 0348045000 or

No sketching or life drawing experience needed – don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn from a much-loved artist while experiencing SAM after dark.

Please note:

This is a life drawing class with a nude life model. Attendees must be aged 16 years and over. Photography by non-SAM Staff will not be permitted. This is an after-hours event. After-hours access to the museum before or after this program is not available.

About Frances Cannon:

Frances Cannon (they/them) is a queer, multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne/Narrm. They have solid practices in many mediums including pen and ink, oil painting, digital design, silversmithing, and occasionally ceramics and soft sculpture. Frances is well known for their simple yet nuanced style of 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 had many successful solo shows locally and internationally. They have worked with Teen Vogue, Gucci, Refinery 29, Third Drawer Down, and have 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.

Featured image supplied by the artist, photo by Laura Du Vue.


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