Richard Harding | Pinkwashing
Harding's exhibition explores discrimination and pinkwashing around the worldPresented by: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Thu 31 Jan 6 - 8pm
Thu - Sun 10am - 5pm
This exhibition was derived from an SBS News broadcast from January 2018, as Australia geared up for Midsumma Pride March in Melbourne and the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Harding's artworks mingle images of celebration with archive footage of targeted attacks on people of difference to explore how discrimination has been experienced by LGBTQIA+ people around the world.
'Pinkwashing' is a term coined in the 1990s which describes the deliberate positioning of people, places and things as 'gay-friendly' by political powers, in order to appear progressive.
Image courtesy of the Artist