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Control presents Lady Blacktronika and Anastasia Kristensen

Control presents Lady Blacktronika and Anastasia Kristensen

Control presents 'The First Lady of Beatdown' Lady Blacktronika for her very first Australian tour alongside Denmark's uncompromising force of nature, Anastasia Kristensen.

Join us for an evening of underground music splendour.

 

Booty: Jamie Cole

Booty: Jamie Cole

Booty is a solo exhibition by Jamie Cole of men "I haven't known!" The collection of mixed media artworks, explores the raw booty of desire and lust, under darkness and shadow, gold ejaculate and visceral colour. 

 

Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care

Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care

Samuel Leighton-Dore is a queer artist and writer based on the Gold Coast. With work spanning ceramics, painting, film and writing, Leighton-Dore is consistently interested in deconstructing and examining themes of sexuality, gender and mental health.

‘Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care’ is Leighton-Dore's first solo exhibition and sees the artist incorporate contemporary ceramic pieces, acrylic paintings and multimedia works in order to tease popular notions of masculinity. Drawing inspiration from phrenology, a pseudomedicine popular in 19th century, as well as diagrams of the penis distributed by pharmaceutical brands including Viagra, Leighton-Dore presents a cynical portrait of the modern man while maintaining a lightheartedness that is inherently optimistic.

 

Let's Eat Cake

Let's Eat Cake

"It's personal. I have always marched and have felt it important to document our journey, our fight for equality. I am thrilled and am proud that this has happened in my (our) life-time…" Maylei Hunt is a Social Documentary Photographer.

This exhibition and book launch will be celebrating and commemorating all those who participated in the historical Marriage Equality marches in Sydney and Melbourne and follows the journey right to the end to Canberra’s announcement in December 2017.

 

Original Box

Original Box

25th Anniversary of Boomalli’s Mardi Gras Exhibition: “Original Box”.

An art exhibition featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI Artists. Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative provides a safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI artists to express their sexual orientation and communities.

 

garden pARTy

garden pARTy

This special Friday evening event is a dynamic combination of live beats, social artmaking and entertainment in the beautiful Australian Botanic Garden.

Join the fabulous Motel Sisters and learn how to best capture the human form in Australia’s beautiful flora.

Grab your sketch pad and be guided by those two amazing artists and entertainers. They will help you find your inner artist.

Or join us for a glass of wine, listen to DJ Shorty’s vibes and watch the creative process of the life-drawing class unfold

Participants will expand their drawing skills and enjoy using a variety of materials to capture the human figure amongst the blooming flowers and a truly ‘au naturel’ setting.

Please note: We will be working with nude models from 7pm.

 

Queer Contemporary

Queer Contemporary

The National Art School’s iconic site (the former Darlinghurst Gaol) is a part of the queer past and the queer future, from the infamous Wall to today’s Queer Contemporary, which includes exhibitions, conversations, workshops, kids activities and the boutique Moonlite pop up bar named in honour of former inmate - Bush Ranger Captain Moonlite and his lover James Nesbitt.

Queer as Folklore - Exhibition of works from the collection of Dr Dick Quan and Holdsworth House Medical Practice Works from the Refracted Light exhibition Created by Insideoutdelhi - India’s first queer art competition Moonlite Tour led by artist Todd Fuller Full program to be announced.

 

 

    

Queer Art After Hours

Queer Art After Hours

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and The Art Gallery of New South Wales present:

Now in its third year, Queer Art After Hours returns in 2019 with a sparkling line-up of art, music, performance and much more.

Experience the Art Gallery of New South Wales after the sun goes down with some of Australia’s best queer creatives bringing the art to life both on and off the walls.

Featuring pop-up bars, tongue-in-cheek art tours, hands on workshops, live music, queer art history stories and your last chance to see the major exhibition Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, this is one fabulous night not to be missed.

 

Yes! Yes! Nanette!

Yes! Yes! Nanette!

Yes! Yes! Nanette! is our response to Australian comedian, Hannah Gadsby's stand-up-and-be-proud performance, "Nanette"; her personal exploration of the reality of sexual violence and homophobia while growing up Lesbian in Tasmania. She reminds the world that we need to demonstrate our support for the LGBTQI+ community, especially our Rainbow Youth.

We want to show our support for Gadsby by saying YES! - an echo of the Same Sex Marriage campaign and a celebration of our LGBTQI+ community.

Our Artists work with clay, glitter, feathers, fabric and beads to celebrate this remarkable and poignant performance.

 

Mardi Gras Ultimate Sydney Day

Mardi Gras Ultimate Sydney Day

Any trip to Australia wouldn’t be complete without seeing Sydney Harbour, and this tour covers every possible vantage point, in one day!

This ultimate day tour will take you up, over, across and around the harbour, in a variety of ways. The day starts with an escorted journey with the highly sought after Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb. After you have soared your way to the summit and been thrilled by the heights of one of the most spectacular climbs in the world, we head back down to earth for your harbourside lunch! A walking tour around the central harbour districts, followed by an unforgettable escorted tour inside the Sydney Opera House! Finally, our afternoon gently sails into evening with the exclusive VIP boarding on to the Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise! An evening of fantastic vibes, entertainment and sunset behind the bridge, from the best stage in Sydney, the Harbour! As the cruise comes to an end, this extraordinary day will become one of the stories you tell forever!

Transformer

Transformer

From white trash kid, to decorated U.S. Marine, to bodybuilder, to world record powerlifter, Matt Kroczaleski faces his most challenging feat of strength yet: becoming a woman. An Australian premiere of the Transformer film, including an intimate Q&A session with Janae Marie Kroc.

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WET SPOT Boat Party

WET SPOT Boat Party

It’s high tide this Pride with Rule 34 Club’s WET SPOT.

Heeyyy sailors! Calling all nauti buoys and gay gulls, kinky crabs, mer-creatures, sea-men, harbour homos, sexy starfishes and all other queer seafarers who like to get wet.

Join 300 queers for an evening of dirty dancing, perverted performances and more sea-prises aboard the WET SPOT – a spacious 84 ft catamaran – as we mince our way across the Sydney Harbour to the beats of DJ Maxxxy T and DJ Betts.

All aboard! Camp costumes serving maritime realness highly encouraged! Seas the gay at WET SPOT this Sydney Mardi Gras!

All genders and sexualities welcome!

Sponsored by Here's Looking at you, Kid!

Strictly limited tickets available here

Queertopia - Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

Queertopia - Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

QUEERTOPIA,- It started with Noah’s arc and ends with Queertopia – a futuristic world where the queers are the Qweens!
Mesmerising, dazzling, larger than life. A journey into a new world of he/she, them/they & everything in between. 

3 rooms of a magical land + 2 outdoor garden stages where you can dance under the stars till 3am!

Dress code -Future Queer World! (whatever the hell you want) 

LINE UP! 

LIVE: 
AH MER AH SU (USA)
SOPHIEGROPHY (MELB)
HTML FLOWERS (MELB) 

PERFORMANCES: 
CURATED BY The Oyster Club: Glamdrogynous Freakshow Ft:

THE BIRD GIRL ALIVE
MANNEQUIN WOMAN
PASTEL PRINCE
PORCELAIN JELLY
DIVA OF INDIA
RUBBER BOY (IN HEELS)
SYNCHRONISED SINNING

MAIN ROOM QUEERTOPIA – (LIVE, SHOWS, DANCIN): 
DUNNY MINOQUE 
AYEBATONYE 
SIMO SOO + YES RAVE 

POP PARTY GARDEN – (POP, 90’S & PARTY): 
POPCHOPS PARTY (MELB)
PLEASURE OF GWEN (No Lights No Lycra) 

BALCONY – (HIP HOP RAP AND THROW BACKS): 
MZRIZK (MELB) 
MOWGLI MAY 
MATKA 

HOT BOX POP UP – (TECHNO, HOUSE & EXPERIMENTAL): 
ANDY GARVEY 
ALEX PYE 
BRAD KEANE 
SIDEBOOB 
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DANCE BY WUNDERSAFT 
STUFF BY GINA COLADA
VISUALS BY FRESH JAMS TV
THE AGWA SHAGWA LOUNGE + BOYS