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Events: Free Event

Queer Art After Hours

Queer Art After Hours

Presented by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Witness the wonders of colourful queer artistry as Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the Art Gallery of New South Wales present Queer Art After Hours.  

Discover the ground-breaking and the glamorous in an explosion of innovative performance art, installations, collection stories, music and gallery tours inspired by this year's theme of UNITED WE SHINE. It's a night to choose your own art adventure – serving and sparkling till late.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land this event will take place on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

Mardi Gras is working closely with NSW Health and the Art Gallery of New South Wales to deliver a COVID-Safe event. In line with the current health orders around large-scale events, we will require all participants, attendees, and staff over the age of 16 to show proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption. You can read our COVID-Safe FAQs here.

 


 

Fair Day

Fair Day

Proudly presented in partnership with American Express

Come one, come all! It’s time to unite for Fair Day. The annual all-day celebration that kicks-off the Mardi Gras Festival is back in all its glory for 2022. This year we’re camping up the festival vibes with themed spaces and fairground fun for everyone – so bring your puppies, your neighbour and your Nan, no one will want to miss this.    

The all-day rainbow extravaganza is bound to leave you buzzing for the Festival to come. Bask in the sunshine with a picnic, wander through the community stalls or kick off your heels and dance the afternoon away as Fair Day turns into night.    

As a celebration of our glorious community, Fair Day 2022 will put the spotlight on the shining stars, ground-breaking and culture defying LGBTQI+ artists, musicians and organisations.     

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land this event will take place on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

Mardi Gras is working closely with NSW Health and the venue to deliver a COVID-Safe event. In line with the current health orders around large-scale events, we will require all participants, attendees, and staff over the age of 16 to show proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption. You can read our COVID-Safe FAQs here.


Progress Pride Flag Raising

Progress Pride Flag Raising

The Progress Pride flag will rise at Sydney Town Hall on 18 February 2022 to mark the beginning of the Festival season. In the spirit of this season’s theme, UNITED WE SHINE, leading community members will come together as the international symbol of LGBTQI+ pride shines from one of Sydney’s most iconic buildings. The flag will fly until the end of the 2022 Festival.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land this event will take place on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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