The Victorian Pride Centre is thrilled to stage identity, adornment, transformation as the inaugural exhibition for the Pride Gallery, the only purpose-built gallery in Australia celebrating LGBTIQ+ culture and artists.
Curator Mish Eisen brings Indigenous LGBTIQ+ artists Jenna Lee, Clint Lingard, Paul McCann, Dylan Mooney and Peter Waples-Crowe together to create identity, adornment, transformation.
The exhibition explores notions around discovery of identity, resonance of adornment and bearings of transformation from a LGBTIQ+ Indigenous contemporary lens.
The exhibition was launched on Thursday 15 July by VPC Chair Hang Vo and Pride Centre Ambassador Brook Andrew who is a renowned artist, curator and the 2020 Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020) which he renamed NIRIN – a ground-breaking First Nations and artist-led exhibition.
The Pride Centre will provide opportunities for visual arts and archival display both in the Pride Gallery and in other suitable spaces in the Pride Centre.
Visual arts programming will focus on art by LGBTIQ+ artists and/or art that focuses on LGBTIQ+ issues. The exhibition is now available for viewing by the public until 9 September 2021.
“We are delighted to launch the Pride Gallery with an exhibition celebrating the creativity and passion of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ artists,” said Victorian Pride Centre Chair, Hang Vo.
“It is through the tenacity, belief and dedication of so many that we can proudly share this new Gallery with the LGBTIQ+ community and beyond.”
For more information about the Victorian Pride Centre, visit: www.pridecentre.org.au for details.
Image: identity, adornment, transformation – courtesy of Victorian Pride Centre