February 28th 2018
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Rd
Sydney NSW 2000
Queer Art After Hours returns after last year’s hugely successful inaugural event. Once again, the Art Gallery of New South Wales will go queer, with an explosion of queer art around every corner.
QUEER ART AFTER HOURS 2018 FEATURES:
GANG OF SHE
BRENDAN DE LA HAY
DJ YUNG BRUJO
On the main stage, MCs Fancy Piece host a line-up of Sydney’s cutting-edge queer musicians, DJs and performers: Marcus Whale, Rainbow Chan, Brendan de la Hay, DJ Yung Brujo, DJ Ayebatonye, and performance collective Gang of She.
Elsewhere in the Gallery, take a tongue-in-cheek art tour with Verushka Darling, a life drawing class with dominatrix Mistress Tokyo as your model, or have a profound coffee cup reading with artist Nicole Barakat. Watch out for The Huxleys, whose iridescent and glamourous creations might pop out from any corner!
And don’t miss the chance to see the work of one of the most important figures in queer art history in the acclaimed exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium. Emerging during the wave of gay activism and pride that also birthed the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Mapplethorpe chronicled his deep involvement in New York’s gay scene and immortalised the idols of the 1970s and 1980s, including lifelong muse Patti Smith. Whether he was photographing a figure, a fetish or a flower, Mapplethorpe’s unflinching quest for beauty has an enduring political and artistic resonance.
Check out the full info on the performers and the Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW site here.