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Medium: Acrylic on paper

Size: 80cm (height) x 50cm (width)

Description: Viv is a leader in the Vietnamese community who runs fundraising programs and other activities to assist refugees from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam settle in Australia. She enjoys living in a multicultural nation where diversity is encouraged, cultural identity is promoted and celebration is widely embraced.

This piece is one of several in a series (available for purchase through Open Canvas) where Patrick focussed on Footscray’s diverse characters, exploring the story of this vibrant community ranging from the local residents to the student body of Victoria University. The collection of portraits highlight the variety of cultures and backgrounds found in Footscray, including community leaders and advocates, and talented individuals. The portrait subjects were chosen by community recommendation through social media with an emphasis on a broad scope of age, ethnic background, gender, style and religion. Patrick’s expressive and bold paintings, provide the viewer with a unique insight into the many faces of Footscray.

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Patrick Francis

Open Canvas artist Patrick FrancisPatrick Francis is an award winning artist and his work is included in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW. Patrick won the ARTAND Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award 2012, the Victorian Multicultural Art Award 2014 and the Victorian Young Achievers Art Award 2014.

Patrick lives with autism.

To read more about Patrick, click here.

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