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samuel leighton dore queer masculinity brisbane writers festival

Samuel Leighton-Dore is breaking down barriers of masculinity

Many men shy away from conversations about toxic masculinity, but Samuel Leighton-Dore is not one of them. The multidisciplinary artist (pictured above) appeared at the Brisbane Writers Festival to discuss his contribution to Benjamin Law’s book Growing Up Queer in Australia. He told the audience of his fascination with masculinity and the expectations placed on …

scott harrower fighting not dancing lismore regional gallery

Fighting not dancing exhibition examines homophobia

A powerful photographic and sound installation by Scott Harrower opening in Lismore addresses homophobia and violence toward men who love men. Fighting not dancing opens on 18 May. The installation navigates personal and historical stories previously denied and forgotten. The characters in the photographs peel away the silence of Australia’s past. They reveal persecuted convict relationships, post-WWII …

Benjamin Law Faustina Agolley-portraits Archibald Prize 2019

Stories behind queer portraits among 2019 Archibald Prize finalists

Queensland-born author Benjamin Law and TV presenter Faustina Agolley are among the well-known Australians depicted in portraits chosen as finalists in this year’s Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize is the country’s oldest and most popular art prize and is awarded each year to a portrait “preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, …

Benjamin Law season 3 of the family law on SBS

Benjamin Law’s ‘The Family Law’ Returns For Final Season

Benjamin Law’s SBS series The Family Law will break new ground with its central character’s coming out story in its final season, starting tonight. Created and co-written by the journalist and author (pictured, centre), the acclaimed show is loosely based on Law’s memoir of the same name and is a coming-of-age story told through the …