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Queer Economies at Bus Projects

Presented by: Midsumma Festival in association with Abbotsford Convent, Bus Projects and Centre for Contemporary Photography
 
16 Jan – 9 Feb
Opening party:
Sat 19 Jan 3 – 8pm
Exhibition:
Tue - Fri midday - 6pm
Sat 10am - 4pm
Bus Projects, 25-31 Rokeby St, Collingwood

Queer Economies at Bus Projects forms part of a multi-site exhibition and public program series, which takes its cue from the handmade artworks and objects that queer artist and activist David McDiarmid gifted to friends and loved ones during his lifetime. Following in McDiarmid's generous logic, Queer Economies explores the non-monetary, in-kind economies that emerge within LGBTQIA+ communities, in order to foster resilience, love and connection.

Queer Economies at Bus Projects presents newly commissioned artworks by Australian LGBTQIA+ artists across all five gallery spaces, alongside a series of associated public programs and performances. Seeking to explore the potentials and possibilities of a 'queer economy', this exhibition engages with contemporary artists to critically and subjectively consider: What does a 'queer economy' look like, and how might its values of exchange be circulated, commoned or coacted?

In addition to the Bus Projects exhibition, Queer Economies encompasses a community-led open call exhibition at St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent inviting the LGBTQIA+ communities to contribute an artwork 'gift' to someone to whom they are grateful; a series of contemporary video works to be screened after dark as part of the Centre for Contemporary Photography's Night Projection Window; and a multi-site series of coactive public programs and events taking place during the Midsumma festival period.

Queer Economies is curated by Abbra Kotlarczyk and Madé Spencer-Castle, with overall project participation by Tony Albert, Frances Barrett, Archie Barry, Nathan Beard, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Briony Galligan, Rafaella McDonald, Callum McGrath, Claudia Nicholson, Spiros Panigirakis, Nikos Pantazopoulos, Parallel Park (Holly Bates and Tayla Jay Haggarty), Francis E. Parker, Charlie Sofo, Amy Spiers, Athena Thebus, Peter Waples-Crowe and Behn Woods, with more to be announced.


See more of Queer Economies at St Heliers St Gallery and Centre for Contemporary Photography.


www.busprojects.org.au
Image: Parallel Park (Holly Bates and Tayla Jay Haggarty), Tandem, 2016. Archival inkjet print. Image courtesy the artists.
Sponsored by Midsumma Festival, Australia Council for the Arts and Creative VictoriaSponsored by Bus Projects

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When

16 Jan – 9 Feb
Opening party:
Sat 19 Jan 3 – 8pm
Exhibition:
Tue - Fri midday - 6pm
Sat 10am - 4pm
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Price

FREE

Where

Bus Projects
25-31 Rokeby St, Collingwood
Map - Inner North

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