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VISUAL ARTS  Exhibition  

If you can't say something nice about anybody, come sit next to me

3 decades of queer observations in photographs by Ray Cook

This exhibition represents 30 years of reflection on shifting realities of queer life, from AIDS to Glee, from stigma to legitimacy. The images are the results of VB fuelled performances in share houses, garages and makeshift studios in inner city Brisbane. Ray Cook is known for dark, ironic, allegorical tableaux photographs. Often bittersweet observations that use humour and pathos to put human flesh on dry historical bones.

"I played dress ups with my friends and we performed for the camera, we made costumes and props from whatever was at hand. Making pictures has been a way of thinking, of understanding experience as it unfolds".

While these images chronicle specific subcultures they also speak of broadly shared histories. Histories all too often whitewashed or erased as LGBTQIA+ culture has entered the mainstream.

Nudity 


Photo by Ray Cook
Tacit Galleries

Wheelchair access Over 18 only 

When

18 – 28 Jan
Opening:
Wed 17 Jan 6.30 – 8.30pm
Exhibition: daily 11am – 5pm
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Session
 
Cancelled

Price

FREE

Where

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps St, Collingwood
Inner North: how to get there

Open PTV website to plan your trip 12, 109 to stop 18

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