Opening in 2021, Queer will explore the collection through a queer lens and celebrate the rich, diverse stories that emerge. The exhibition will span five gallery spaces and feature more than 300 artworks across historical eras and cultures.
Queer is the most comprehensive thematic presentation of artworks relating to queer stories ever mounted in an Australian art institution. It will aim to illuminate the ways in which queer lives and stories have been expressed in art throughout history. This includes narratives that have been erased due to suppression, prejudice and discrimination.
There will be painting, drawing, photography, decorative arts, fashion, textiles, video, sculpture, design and architecture.
"Never has a queer thematic exhibition of this scale and nuance been staged in an Australian art institution," NGV Director Tony Ellwood AM says. "Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine and reveal the queer stories that the artworks have to tell."
"Drawing on a broad selection of beloved and lesser-known artworks, this exhibition will present audiences with the opportunity to interpret queer concepts and stories in surprising and thought-provoking ways."
What do you do in your day-to-day life?I work in retail at Lovisa, I’ve ranged from a casual all the way up to assistant manager, but now I’m settled part-time. Besides that, I’m always planning performances for the future, and also supporting my fellow performers. And eating. Ooft!Read more: