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Toxic Culture Too: A solo exhibition from Dr Matthew Meredith Jackson

Dr. Matthew Meredith Jackson PhD work will be featured in the new solo exhibition Toxic Culture Too. Toxic Culture Too is a return to themes from a previous solo exhibition Toxic Culture for painter Dr Jackson. Dr. Jackson is an openly queer, transgender HIV+ artist with an arts career spanning three decades. Jackson’s painting practice focuses primarily […]

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Around Australia street art murals are celebrating Mardi Gras

Around Australia street art murals are celebrating Mardi Gras

Five street art installations have appeared across Australia ahead of this weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations including a new mural of Perth’s own Troye Sivan. The street art murals are popping up in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne, and highlight each city’s local ‘Rising Heroes’ from the queer community on Instagram. Instagram has partnered with […]

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New exhibition ‘Bodied’ opens at the Art Gallery of WA

New exhibition ‘Bodied’ opens at the Art Gallery of WA

A new exhibition titled Bodied opens at the Art Gallery of Western Australia on Saturday 19th December.  Described as an artistic exploration of physical form, the exhibition includes video works by  Gordon Bennett (AU), alongside pieces from Cheryl Donegan (US), Wong Ping (HK), Jani Ruscica (FI), and Kawita Vatanajyankur (AU/TH); and an artist book by Alin […]

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Richard Matias launches Retrospective exhibition and book this Friday

Richard Matias launches Retrospective exhibition and book this Friday

Local photographer Richard Matias is known for his captivating images that capture the human form through a queer lens. Following the success of his last book of work, Liberated, which continues to raise funds for the WA AIDS Council’s youth service Freedom Centre, Matias is preparing to exhibit a fresh selection of his work that reflects […]

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Thinking Queerly: Queer history, context & art at PrideFEST

Thinking Queerly: Queer history, context & art at PrideFEST

UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is hosting a symposium that examines the links between queer histories and social contexts through the lens of art. Thinking Queerly will feature presentations from former Justice of the High Court and LGBTQIA+ advocate, the Hon. Michael Kirby, and Acting Curator of International Art at the Art Gallery of WA, […]

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Art Gallery of WA are ready to celebrate NAIDOC week

Art Gallery of WA are ready to celebrate NAIDOC week

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is ready to celebrate NAICOC week this December with a several special events. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all […]

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Archibald Prize After Hours: Hear Trixie Mattel chat to Benjamin Law

Archibald Prize After Hours: Hear Trixie Mattel chat to Benjamin Law

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently presenting the 2020 Archibald Prize exhibition and each week writer Benjamin Law is hosting a conversation with artists and their subjects.  It’s called the Archibald Prize After Hours Online Talk Series. Tonight, Benjamin’s guests are artist Kim Leutwyler and the subject of her Archibald-finalist portrait, Brian […]

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National Gallery of Victoria will have a focus on queer art

National Gallery of Victoria will have a focus on queer art

A new exhibition opening at the National Gallery Victoria in 2021 will focus on queer art. Queer will be a landmark, Australian-first exhibition that will explore the NGV Collection through a queer lens and celebrate the rich, diverse and sometimes untold stories that emerge. Spanning five gallery spaces and featuring more than 300 artworks across historical […]

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Archibald Prize finalists include portraits of many well known Australians

Archibald Prize finalists include portraits of many well known Australians

Australia’s most prestigious portraiture competition the Archibald prize has announced its 2020 finalists, and always there’s an interesting mixture of well known Australians who have been captured on the canvases. The prize is the most competitive portrait competition in Australia and draws thousands of visitors to the Art Gallery of New South Wales each year. […]

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Local artists reflect on identity in HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer

Local artists reflect on identity in HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer

Two upcoming exhibitions at UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery are exploring what it means to be queer in 2020, and how we relate to our history long before the movements of Stonewall and the 78ers. HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer celebrates local LGBTIQ+ artists, drawing on their own history to examine what it means to be queer. […]

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