Posts tagged midsumma
It seems I’ve got quite a few spoken word performances lined up during Midsumma:
- Love Me, Love Me Not (Thu 19 Jan at Bar Nancy, curated by Lisa-Skye)
- Rapid Fire - 12 Writers, 6 Minutes (Fri 20 Jan at Hares & Hyenas)
- What a Piece of Work: Queer Verse (Mon 30 Jan, also at H&H)
I’m also likely to make an appearance at Word is Out Poetry Slam (Mon 23 Jan at H&H) to defend my title from last year.
It’s a pretty amazing program for spoken word this year, partly I think because H&H have 20 shows on to celebrate their 20th anniversary. My picks are Quippings (a night of “freaktastic delights” hosted by Kath Duncan - Tue 31 Jan) and Australia Day Hangover (programmed by OutBlack convenor Bryan Andy - Fri 27 Jan).
I also have some really exciting stuff coming up as part of the Ladies of Colour Agency - wait and see.
oh man! all this and only one 40 degree day so far. summer in melbourne, you are doing well
They’re a Queer Mob
Opening next week, I’m in this group show at Blak Dot with a portrait of Crystal McKinnon.
as part of Midsumma, Blak Dot Gallery presents
They’re a Queer Mob
A vision of queer culture from non-western perspectives. A mob of artists with cultural roots in Indigenous Australia, the Pacific, Africa, and India offer their alternative visual experiences
Featuring Jules Renton, Renuka Rajiv, Meera Sethi, Arlene TextaQueen, Kamahi Jordan King, Peter Waples-Crowe, Cecilia Kavara, Kimba Thompson, Salote Tawale, Susan Forrester and Jacob Tologata
Opening night will be a party with various performers scheduled to entertain all evening.
The exhibition features an informal discussion on GLBQT diversity in Indigenous cultures. With speakers covering such topics as the third gender in Indigenous cultures such as faafafine (Samoa), fakaleiti (Tonga), rae rae (Tahiti Nui) and sistagirls (Indigenous Australia). Also to be covered is the continuum of specific Indigenous sexualities which have become distinct parts of Western GLBQT minority culture.
opening Thurs 19th January from 6pm
413 Lygon St, Brunswick East
19 January - 5 February
Thu - Sun 12-5pm