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QAGOMA Dear Queensland Queerstories

QAGOMA have now released the first batch of beautiful stories from the QAGOMA project, Dear Queensland. The stories of GLBTQIA+ queenslanders have now been released online. And there are some beautiful and captivating stories of our lives. QAGOMA: Dear Queensland QAGOMA and artist Shannon Novak are leading the Dear Queensland Program. In conjunction with The …

Dear Queensland QAGOMA Shannon Novak

Do you have a story to tell? QAGOMA wants to hear from you as part of the Dear Queensland project, led by Shannon Novak. The Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art has launched a new project to tell the stories of queer Queenslanders. And they want to hear from you. Dear Queensland QAGOMA and artist …

jordan azcune toowong cemetery other offerings

Presented by Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2020, Other Offering is a public art activation by artist Jordan Azcune. This new work consists of a series of sympathetic sculptural interventions at Brisbane’s Toowong Cemetery. Jordan told QNews he wanted to explore how to critically expand the iconographies of spiritual display through contemporary art. He …

Wendel Rosevear

The PRIDE eARTSHOW ending at midnight 31 December 2019 aims to raise money for Men Affected by Rape and Sexual-abuse (M.A.R.S.). The show features 10 limited edition prints of a photograph of Dr. Wendel Rosevear O.A.M, M.B.,B.S. Dip.RACOG. FRACGP.J.P. (Qual.) by Andrew Costi. Dr. Wendel Rosevear Raised a Seventh Day Adventist, Wendel Rosevear’s mother could …

Namsa Leuba third sex

Namsa Leuba’s latest photo series illustrates the diversity of gender identity in French Polynesia. Namsa photographed both ‘mahu’ (effeminate men) and “rae rae” (transgender) subjects of Tahiti’s famous ‘third sex’ for Illusions: The Myth of the ‘Vahine’ through Gender Dysphoria. Inspired by the paintings of Paul Gauguin, Namsa’s work challenges gender norms. Gauguin depicted Tahitian …

Adam & Steve

St Paul’s Church in Malmö Sweden changed its mind a few days after installing Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin’s Paradise as an altarpiece and took it down. The painting depicts two gay couples in the Garden of Eden instead of the traditional Adam and Eve. We liked to think of them as Adam & Steve and Madam …

adam & steve madam & eve

On Monday, St Paul’s Church in Malmö Sweden unveiled its new altarpiece. The painting is by lesbian Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin and entitled Paradise. It portrays the Garden of Eden. However, rather than Adam and Eve, it shows a male and a female couple with a transgender person playing the role of the snake. We like …

Daniel Cordner

Australian artist and person living with HIV (PLHIV), Daniel Cordner, recently shared his poignant story of personal growth. After the shame and fear of an HIV diagnosis, Daniel interpreted his turn around via a live drawing representation of his ‘positive experience’ at an HIV event in Melbourne. The idea came from a friend and fellow …

Jaq Grantford ken tootsie atherton kennedy prize

Victorian artist Jaq Grantford this week took out South Australia’s Kennedy Prize for her painting Tootsie, Just an Old Drag Queen. The portrait is of 84-year-old drag queen Ken ‘Tootsie’ Atherton. Tootsie died shortly after the completion of the portrait in September last year. The artist told the ABC Tootsie had a tough life. His …

melbourne gay artist paul yore north wales mostyn gallery

Warning: nudity Gay Melbourne artist Paul Yore has said he’s “devastated” a provocative artwork has been misinterpreted and pulled from an exhibition in Wales. Yore entered his artwork Taste The Feeling in a competition at Mostyn Gallery in North Wales. The gallery selected it from hundreds of submissions as a finalist. But visitors complained the …

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