Queer PHOTO: Ground-breaking LGBTQIA+ showcase taking over Melbourne’s West 27 January 2024 – 24 March 2024
Sasja and Delsi Moleta, Public Program Producer at Queer PHOTO discussed the upcoming collaboration between Midsumma and PHOTO 2024. This unique event, in partnership with Creative Victoria’s Go West program, will feature artist commissions for large-scale outdoor artworks, gallery exhibitions, and an interactive public performance program. The program, titled Queer PHOTO, will highlight both local and international artists and will be held in Footscray, Newport, and Werribee from January 27 to March 24, 2024. As part of both the Midsumma Festival and PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography, Queer PHOTO will showcase the works of 17 artists through 14 exhibitions and 30 interactive events at 7 locations. This initiative aims to turn iconic venues and streets in the West into a gallery of accessible visual artworks created by LGBTQIA+ artists.
More Details: https://www.midsumma.org.au/info/queer-photo/
In this episode, our co-host Sasja engaged in an insightful conversation with the members of Queer Arabs Australia about their participation in the upcoming march for Midsumma Festival and Sydney Mardi Gras. This march holds significant importance as it marks the first time Queer Arabs Australia will be marching to showcase their visibility within these celebrated events. Bas, the founder of Queer Arabs Australia, along with Boudi, Yasser, and Michael, joined this discussion, embodying a sense of historical significance as they shared their motivations for participating in the march. Throughout the episode, they articulated their reasons for choosing not to remain silent, instead opting to assert their visibility, pride, and loud presence within the community. This promises to be a conversation that resonates deeply and offers unique perspectives, making it an episode not to be missed.
Saturday 3rd February
13:00 - 18:00