On the turbulence of making queer artPresented by Abbotsford Convent and Midsumma Festival
How does queer art intersect with conventional arts practice and conditions of audience reception? Or should it? What are the major successes queer artists and curators are experiencing now, and what challenges do queer artists face? What does the future hold for queer arts practice in a time of increasing conservatism?
Dive deep into art 'queery' with this dynamic panel of nationally and internationally celebrated queer artists, and hear firsthand about their personal and professional experiences, spanning curatorial practice, performance art, academia, music, writing, festival directing and more.
Presented as a special Midsumma edition of the Abbotsford Convent's Convent Conversations series, Art Queery: On the Turbulence of Making Queer Art offers thought-provoking discussions, debate and theories, celebrating the intersection of queer ideas and modes of artistic practice.
This fantastic line-up of panellists includes ... Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival and multi-disciplinary artist, theatre-maker and dancer, Jacob Boehme (Narangga and Kaurna), whose work explores themes of identity, love and memory. Singer/songwriter, DJ and transgender femme, Simona Castricum, whose practice across music, writing and academia ties together narratives of non-conformitivity, queer spaces, gender and relationships. Yugambeh freelance writer, curator and current co-editor of Un Magazine, Maddee Clark. And the founder, curator and producer of Queer Zagreb and Queer New York, Zvonimir Dobrović, whose curatorial practice interrogates notions of queer art and perspectives.
Art Queery will be a powerful discussion around the multiplicity of panelists' creative practices and queer expressions, moderated by Midsumma Program Manager, Daniel Santangeli.
This event is proudly presented in collaboration with the Abbotsford Convent Foundation.
Free event but booking required.
Image from Blood on the Dance Floor by Jacob Boehme and Ilbijerri Theatre Company.