Continue the Midsumma festivities at Queer Out West: a vibrant program of art exhibitions, film and live music from First Nations artists at Footscray Community Arts.
Featuring at FCA will be Exquisite Corpse by Salote Tawale until May 26th. A culmination of her multifaceted artistic talents, this immersive installation explores Tawale’s Australian-Fijian heritage through a compelling blend of photography, sculpture, and video that shares deep insights into Indigenous knowledge and heritage.
As part of Queer PHOTO, Footscray Community Arts will be featuring notable artists including African American photographer Clifford Prince King, London-based media artist Jake Elwes, Melbourne’s own Lilah Benetti, the queer Indigenous arts collective FAFSWAG from New Zealand, American artist Daniel Jack Lyons, and aforementioned Fijian artist Salote Tawale.
“Indigenous, Black identity and People of Colour have always been at the heart of queer activism and culture,” says Daniel Santangeli, Artistic Director of Footscray Community Arts. “Queer Out West is a celebration of visual artists and musicians who are continuing to shape LGBTQIA+ culture here and internationally.”
To further celebrate, Queer Out West will also host a screening of short film Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black), and a live Q&A with its co-creators – South Australian filmmaker Matthew Thorne and Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch.
This all culminates with an evening of music at Footscray Community Arts’ iconic amphitheatre, featuring a stellar lineup of First Nations musicians including headliners Djanaba, and popular artist naycab.
So come along and get ready for a kaleidoscope of queer artists, First Nations musicians and creative allies to take over!
Footscray Community Arts
45 Moreland St, Footscray 3011
Saturday 3 February, 2—8pm