Skip to content


Frankie van Kan, aka Frankie Valentine, is a queer mother using love and compassion to explore pleasure, make art and raise a babe. Writer, performance artist, sex worker and parent living in Naarm, she is devoted to spreading the gospel of pleasure through her work both onstage and off. Her practise explores the liberation of the body, sex/uality, queerness and high femme aesthetic.

Her live performances are an amalgamation of stripping, spoken word and showgirl grandeur. Highlights include working with Briefs and Seen and Heard cabaret, co producing Baby Got Back and producing Stripped Queer. She has performed all over Australia and Europe including Paris Burlesque Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne fringe festivals and Melbourne Writers Festival. She has written for Archer magazine, Lip Magazine and Bowen Street Press and is currently working on a solo show to debut later this year.

Stay up to date with our upcoming events and special announcements by subscribing to the Wheeler Centre's mailing list.

View our privacy policy
Acknowledgment of Country

The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.