Thursday 25th February 2021
Hyde Park Barracks
Sydney Living Museums will become an after dark destination offering a monthly series of curated events that will transform the Hyde Park Barracks site.
With a program that reflects and entices our diverse community, it will include outdoor performances curated by FBi radio including DJ sets by Crescendoll and performances by JamarzOnMarz and OKENYO, intimate panel discussions, visual art installations, activations and access to the recently renewed immersive museum experience.
February’s program will focus on Queer Histories where audiences will uncover the fascinating yet tragic story of bushranger Andrew George Scott (aka Captain Moonlite) one of Australia’s earliest LGBTQI+ figures.
Join a talk hosted by Adam Lindsay, Executive Director of Sydney Living Museums and NSW State Archives, featuring panellists Dr Andy Kaladelfos, Lecturer in Criminology and a historian of crime and criminal justice; artist Todd Fuller, whose work retells the poignant story of Moonlite; and SLM Curator Nerida Campbell.
Fuller’s mesmerising hand-drawn animation with whom I was united by every tie (Captain Moonlite), 2018, will be projected onto the museum walls, and guests will also be able to see Moonlite’s original letters, penned while he was awaiting execution, that document his feelings for fellow gang member Jim Nesbitt.
Stereogamous (Johnny Seymour and Paul Mac), electronic music legends who have worked with George Michael and created remixes for artists including Kylie Minogue and Sia Furler, will perform a DJ set and lead a guided meditation in the historic hammock room of the Hyde Park Barracks. Accompanied by a soundscape of sacred LGBTIQA+ music including David Bowie, George Michael and Sylvester, field recordings, sounds and vibro-acoustic therapy this will be a restorative and transformative event.
Enjoy the pop-up bar by Archie Rose with a free signature cocktail on arrival, and delicious food from Oz Harvest throughout the night.
Image credit: James Horan