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Wayward Chapel

Wayward Chapel is the eleventh solo exhibition and the first international exhibition by Melbourne artist Frances Cannon.

Wayward Chapel  presents a series of colorful and playful oil paintings and sculptural works that explore the sanctity of nonconforming bodies. Frances inserts soft queer bodies into classic religious iconography to symbolize the beauty, power and sanctity of the LGBTQIA+ community. This series is a reminder that the queer community is valuable and deserves to be protected and celebrated. 


Frances Cannon is a queer, multidisciplinary, Melbourne/Narrm based artist. They work predominantly with the media of ink and watercolor drawing and painting. Frances is known for their simple, black-and-white illustration style. Frances' work examines a love of the nonconforming body, queer relationships, and gender fluidity. Their work can be considered autobiographical, as it is based on the artist's personal experience.  


Frances has been involved in ten successful solo gallery shows including Tinning Street, Off the Kerb, Platform Arts, and numerous group shows including, at galleries: Montsalvat, RMIT Gallery, Neon Park, Rubicon ARI, and Fort Delta.  They have worked with Teen-Vogue, Gucci, Refinery 29, Third Drawer Down, and has been featured in Vogue, Frankie, Yen, Teen-Vogue, Bustle, HuffPost, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, SBS Australia, iD Mag, Rookie and many others. 


Partner & sponsor

The exhibition Wayward Chapel by  Frances Cannon is organized by Spazio Gomma within the 2023 edition of Bande Des Femmesfestival of women's comics and illustration organized by the Tuba women's bookshop.

The exhibition was created thanks to the support of the Australian Embassy in Italy, that the gallery and the artist thank for the material and immaterial contribution.

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