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Jodi Clark Art Exhibition

Jodi Clark Art Exhibition
Clark's exhibition is an all-encompassing experience that challenges heteronormativity through varying gender roles and sexual identities.

Gareth Ernst The Drawing Room: Seven Works

Gareth Ernst The Drawing Room: Seven Works
Martin Browne Contemporary presents The Drawing Room: Seven Works, an exhibition showcasing a new body of work by Sydney artist, Gareth Ernst.

What's Your Piece in the Puzzle?

What's Your Piece in the Puzzle?
Explore Mardi Gras' colourful history with a curated display and collaborative puzzle activity.

'Rainbow Evolution' Art Exhibition

'Rainbow Evolution' Art Exhibition
Join the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation for the launch of 'Rainbow Evolution – Anarchy to Acceptance' – an exhibition of artworks produced by the participants of BGF’s 2017 Art Phoenix program.

Culture Up Late: Another View

Culture Up Late: Another View
A provocation for the curious, Culture Up Late turns the Australian Museum inside out.

The Sydney Queer Erotic Festival

The Sydney Queer Erotic Festival
The Sydney Queerotic Festival is a full day clothes-on festival of over 20 workshops and performances exploring different aspects and variations of queer eroticism.

Rainbow Recycle

Rainbow Recycle
Bramm Lindentree is an artist, writer and performer with a passion for the unusual.

T Dance - Time Machine

T Dance - Time Machine

Mary Kiani presents T Dance. Celebrate the music of the past - Remember the days when we loved the nightlife and got to boogie?” Mary Kiani presents “T Dance” so lets play that funky music again and everybody dance! Young hearts will run free as we take you back to the days when the disco divas ruled the dance floor. Let’s groove and freak out under the glitter ball at home terrace. Decadence delivered to you in the heart of the famous Darling Harbour. As we turn back the clock jump in my Accidental-Transcendental-Fuel-injected "TIME MACHINE" and prepare to dance yourself dizzy! DJ's DAN DAN - MIKE KELLY & JAKE KILBY KEEPING THE DANCE FLOOR BUSY! Playing DANCEFLOOR CLASSICS

MAKE UP ARTISTS ON SITE (ADULT FACE PAINTING LOL)

LIVE SHOWS/DIVAS/DRAG & SURPRISE GUESTS & SO MUCH MORE. ESPRSSO MARTINIS & LONG ISLAND ICE T'S ONLY $10 FOR THE FIRST 2 HOURS X

PLEASE NOTE - ENTER UP THE ESCALATORS IN THE MIDDLE OF COCKLE BAY...BEHIND THE IRON FLAMINGOS WATER FEATURE AND WALK AROUND.

REMEMBER TO BRING I.D. NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE LOL

Rule 34 Presents CRISCO DISCO

Rule 34 Presents CRISCO DISCO

To celebrate Mardi Gras, performance art perverts - Rule 34 - are throwing a party! CRISCO DISCO offers up a late night dirty discotheque of dancing and disco mischief, dotted with hot, hilarious and perverse performances that celebrate the diversity of sexuality and gender. Mix, mingle, dance, party, party and blot out everything but the disco beat at CRISCO DISCO. All genders and sexualities welcome. Dress to impress (yourself). R18.

Forty Years of Femme

Forty Years of Femme

Sydney Femme Guild is delighted to produce 40 Years of Femme, a celebration of 4 decades of Femme history in Sydney during the 2018 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

A fundraiser for Sydney Femme Guild and the inaugural event signalling a new era of growth for the Guild, the night will be an exploration and celebration of Femme identity - raw, sassy, strong, proud, dangerous.

The night will be set to explore the many faceted aspects of femme identity, lifestyle, desire, pleasure, and beauty from within. Featured Femme performers will grace the stage with their own stories of Femme experience in the form of burlesque, spoken word, artistic expression and demonstrations. 

In addition, we will be hosting an exhibition of Femme as Fuck images - telling a story of pride and history from the many diverse Femmes in our beautiful LGBTQI community over the past 40 years!

shhhOUT: Art from a GLBTQIA+ Perspective

shhhOUT: Art from a GLBTQIA+ Perspective

Examining the personal experiences, political influences, attitudes and ideologies, shhhOUT: art from a GLBTQIA+ perspective is a thought-provoking exhibition bringing together Sydney and NSW-based artists who respond to the contrasting worlds included in our daily lives. Whether it is a conflict or sense of belonging, the desire to be out and proud – to celebrate, or constantly hitting a barrier of non-acceptance, shhhOUT: art from a GLBTQIA+ perspective unmasks the dual-lives GLBTQIA+ artists live in.

Exhibiting artists: Cameron Stead, Drew Holland, Elyssa Sykes-Smith, Francis and Spaghetti, Jean Kearney, Kit Ball, Liam Benson, Lisa Tolcher, Maree Azzopardi, Rachel Buch, Ruben Cuda, Sally Clarke and Steven Cavanagh.

Curated by Lisa Tolcher

Image credit: Drew Holland, GWM/HWP/DDT/BB (2016) solvent transfer on handmade paper, 60 x 40 cm

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An Alternative Gaze: A Guided Tour of LGBTQ Highlights at the Art Gallery of NSW

An Alternative Gaze: A Guided Tour of LGBTQ Highlights at the Art Gallery of NSW

Tours at 3pm at 6pm

Issues of gender and sexual identity are an intrinsic aspect of every age and culture. Art is often the arena in which such issues are articulated, debated and challenged. In this guided tour, artist and curator Dr David Sequeira highlights a range of gay and lesbian themes raised by some of the world’s most important artists and art movements.

Your ticket includes entry to the exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium.

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The Story of the Girls

The Story of the Girls

EXHIBITION DATES 8  – 25 February 2018 at STACKS Projects

Opening event: Wednesday 7 February 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11am - 6 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm

Since when has playing with dolls been this fagulous?

The Story of The Girls is a high-camp exhibition of artworks resulting from 25 years of creative play between two gay best friends Ben Mercer & Tom Pender.

As young gay men in early 90’s Australia, Ben & Tom used Barbie-style dolls to develop a group of outrageous female characters known as The Girls.

Unconstrained by the homophobic world that Ben & Tom found themselves growing up in, The Girls became both their artistic muses and the outward expression of their inner drag queens - in doll form!

The Story of The Girls draws from a rich archive of creative material and features a selection of drawings, photographs, videos and handmade doll fashions. It seeks to tell an alternative story of friendship and self expression that hopes to resonate with and empower a queer audience, while also sharing a queer perspective with our allies.

Ultimately The Story of The Girls celebrates and honours a true friendship.

In the face of rising conservatism, and equality still very much a life-or-death struggle for many LGBTQI people around the world, Ben & Tom feel that now, more than ever, the world needs The Girls!

 

Isaac Julien: 'Film-Noir Angels' Looking for Langston

Isaac Julien: 'Film-Noir Angels' Looking for Langston

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present seminal work Looking For Langston (1989/2017) by Isaac Julien, acclaimed British filmmaker / installation artist. The solo exhibition Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston will feature newly-conceived, large-scale and silver gelatin photographic works and Julien’s award-winning film. The film’s narrative focuses on the life of poet Langston Hughes and his relationship to fellow Harlem Renaissance artists. Its focus on a Black, Queer experience within the American cultural landscape retains its urgency and relevance.

Our exhibition coincides with a special screening of Looking for Langston in its original 16mm format at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Wednesday 14th of February 2018 at 7:15pm. Following the screening, Isaac Julien will be in conversation with the Art Gallery of New South Wale's Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Maud Page. Referencing works by James Van der Zee, George Platt Lynes and Robert Mapplethorpe, the celebrated film is a lyrical study of the history of 1930s black-and-white African American photography and 1980s Queer cultures. The 1989 film is a landmark in the exploration of artistic expression, a hallmark of New Queer Cinema and regarded as a touchstone for the African-American Studies for nearly 30 years.

Isaac Julien's 1991 film Young Soul Rebels will also be screening for the Queer Film Festival at the Golden Age Cinema on the 18th of February 2018.Exhibition runs: 23 January 2018 - 3 March 2018.

Exhibition runs: 23 January 2018 - 3 March 2018
Exhibition opening night: 16 February 2018
Screening and 'In Conversation' at AGNSW: 14 February 2018, 7:15 pm
Screening of Young Soul Rebels for the Queer Film Festival at the Golden Age Cinema: 18 February 2018, 8pm. 

Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service Since World War II

Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service Since World War II

In November 1992, the Australian government overturned a longstanding ban on gays, lesbians and bisexuals serving in the Australian Defence Force. Transgender service would continue to be banned until September 2010. Yet, LGBTI people were serving in the military long before these milestones, with a range of experiences.

To commemorate 25 years since lifting the LGB ban, this exhibition showcases the history of LGBTI military service in Australia since World War II. The exhibition brings together photographs, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore how LGBTI Defence members navigated their lives in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force. The exhibition includes tales of lesbian subcultures, witch-hunts targeting homosexuals for expulsion, kamp men in Papua New Guinea, participation in Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and the changing Defence approaches to LGBTI service.

This exhibition derives from a larger research project on the history of LGBTI military service and is being co-sponsored by the Australian Lesbian and GayArchives and Sydney Pride History Group.