This LGBTQIA+ History Month, join curators, activists and cultural producers in conversation as we ask: are we queering the museum, or museum-ing what’s queer?
Queer curator and art historian Tomasz Kitliński will explore the role that art history and practice can play in queer activism. He'll consider how this work can be used to tackle the rise of populism and the persecution of queer people.
Photographic artist, archive curator and radical sex activist Ajamu X will investigate what it means to be queer and black in the archive by looking back at his series Fierce: Portraits of Young Black Queers.
Quiplash co-founder Amelia Cavello will advocate for queer crips (quips) queering accessibility in the museum as an act of radical disability activism.
Morgan M Page
One From The Vaults trans historian and podcaster Morgan M Page will challenge charges that trans ‘didn’t exist’ in the past.
BBZ co-founder Naeem Davis will consider how to democratise access to public institutions and the role diverse lesbian identities can play in diversifying queer museums.
Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality at Western Sydney University Lucy Nicholas, who has written and thought about what a world without gender would be like, wonders when it is or isn’t appropriate to have gender-specific museum labels and invented titles of artworks and whether in the museum, as in the world, we need gender at all.
Queer cultural producer, journalist and author of Queer Intentions: A Personal Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture, Amelia Abraham, will think about where to call queer history home.
Throughout the Event
Roaming the gallery there will be invigilation by bossy, non-binary gender-bending history-thems Katy Jalili and Elijah W Harris. And Kate Shields as a nostalgic, queer clown playing Flashdance on her saw.