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Queer Art Collective

Safe space art and social gathering events created for and with queer-identifying people. 

 

Upcoming events: 

 


 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Queer Collage Party with Aaron Billings (Pink Ember Studios) 

We are bringing back the Queer Collage Party - But this time, its for all ages!

Thu 18 Aug @ 6pm | Tasty Az @ Burrinja

After a delicious dinner from social enterprise Tasty Az we will be guided in making some rock'n collage with Aaron and also get some insight into his practice.

About Aaron...

Aaron makes work featuring the male form, particularly the feminised male form and versions of masculinities that mess with gender representation. Through the medium of comics, books, and textiles Aaron explores queer political power and resists heteronormative ways of seeing.

This event runs 6-8pm (ish)
6pm dinner
7pm Q & A and collage workshop

Let us know you are coming by registering now HERE

 


 

Image: Dyllan Mooney, OUR MOMENT (detail), 2020 from their Queer, Blak, & Here Series

 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Queer Stories from the NGV Collection

Mon 22 Aug @ 10.30am |  NGV International

Exhibition visit + Lunch 10.30 am (This event is for 18-25yo LGBTQI+ indentifying young people) NGV International

"QUEER shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine and reveal the queer stories works of art can tell. This exhibition of works from the NGV Collection spans historical eras and diverse media including painting, drawing, photography, decorative arts, fashion, video, sculpture, and design and explores queerness as an expression of sexuality and gender, a political movement, a sensibility, and as an attitude that defies fixed definition.

Rather than attempting to provide an definitive history of queer art, the exhibition explores the NGV Collection from a queer perspective, presenting and interpreting queer concepts and stories."

Tickets ~ Free

Let us know you are coming by registering HERE

Find out more about the Queer Art Collective


Peter Waples-Crowe, Detail of the Natives Rallied for Love

 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Community Dinner and Talk with Peter Waples-Crowe (All Ages)

Tue 20 Sep @ 6pm | Tasty Az @ Burrinja

After a delicious dinner from social enterprise Tasty Az we will enjoy an Artist Talk with indigenous artists Peter Waples-Crowe.

About Peter...

Peter Waples-Crowe is a Ngarigo visual and performance-based artist living in Melbourne. His intersecting experiences as an Aboriginal person and his work with community health and arts organisations give him a unique perspective as an artist and community cultural development worker. Waples-Crowe creates bold colourful work that explores the representation of Aboriginal people in popular culture, often referencing the dingo as a totemic figure and an analogy for Indigenous peoples.

This event runs 6-8pm (ish)
6pm Dinner
7pm Artist Talk

Let us know you are coming by registering HERE

 


 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Story-sharing workshop with author Roz Bellamy

Sun 25 Sep @ 2pm | Burrinja

Join us for an insightful story sharing workshop with award-winning queer author Roz Bellamy at Burrinja

Please note ~ This event is for 15-25yo LGBTQI+ identifying young people. Family/support people are welcome to attend.

About Roz...

Roz is an experienced presenter, public speaker, interviewer and moderator. They have performed their work and presented at events including the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Queerstories. They have been interviewed on podcasts, ABC Radio, Joy FM, 3CR, Channel 31 and SBS. In 2021, Roz was a writer in residence with Moreland City Council.

Let us know you are coming by registering HERE

 

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MORE ABOUT QAC

 

image credit: Midsummer Air, Kim Leutwyler, Oil on wood panel (detail) 20" x 16" 2015 // See more or Kim's work on the gram - @carlosbob

 At Burrinja we are creating a range of art and social gathering events for and with young queer identifying people aged 18-25. The events are all designed to be a place to gather and participate in diverse creative practices, connecting to other queer creatives and networks. Can come to one, or as many of the events as you like. We 100% welcome input and ideas from young queer people about the events we create.

Queer Art Collective (QAC) is…

~ About looking at life and art from queer perspectives. 

~ An opportunity to see art together and make art together.

~ A place where you can make things, share food and share time together.

~You don’t have to be a creative. It’s okay just to like art.

~ Our events are facilitated by queer people with queer community and allies.

The Queer Art Collective (QAC) events are specifically designed to be fun, safe and inclusive held space with great respect for the diverse lived experiences of LGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities. 

To find out more email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Subscribe to QAC news 

QAC is part of the Big Connect proudly funded by Vic Health

 

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Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Queer community dinner & a show (15+)

Friday June 10 @ 6 – 9.30pm |  Burrinja 

Join us! Warm your belly and soul and your funny bone at this event for queer identifying people of all ages and their families. Come for a warm vegetarian bowl of good food and a chat with other members of the queer community in our region and enjoy the multi award-winning theatre show ‘BOOB’S’ by acclaimed queer artist and celebrated musical comedian, Selina Jenkins. ‘BOOBS’ is a ground-breaking tale of mammary proportions that follows one woman and her two boobs through a life changing decision, a million opinions, a natural disaster and an 'Australian first'.

Hosted by the Queer Art Collective (QAC) at Burrinja and respectfully acknowledging the diverse lived experiences of LGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities, this event is specifically designed as a fun, safe and inclusive space for Queer identifying people and their families who may or may not also be Queer. Acknowledging the huge importance of intergenerational social connection, this is an event for all ages. And it’s FREE.

Community Dinner & Show Evening Itinerary

6.00PM - Arrive & gather
6.30PM - Dinner Served
8.00PM - Showtime


 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Queer Collage Party!

May 26 @ 6 – 7.30pm | At Burrinja or Online

Join Aaron from Pink Ember Studios here at Burrinja to make your own collage(s), or team up with others! 

Hosted by the Queer Art Collective (QAC) at Burrinja and respectfully acknowledging the diverse lived experiences of LGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities, this event is specifically designed as a fun, safe and inclusive space for Queer identifying people aged 18-25. And it’s FREE.

 



Image credit: Alexis Desaulniers-Lea Photography

 

 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Queer New Worlds + Q & A

Friday July 22 @ 7pm |  Burrinja Theatre

Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews are partners in art and life, together they run the independent arts company Fat Fruit. Their shows celebrate gender diversity, encourage free-thinking, and nourish community. Their award-winning shows include Fu*k Fabulous and more recently Fart Fabulous, The Legend Of Queen Kong and The Rainbow Tree. These shows are queer and body-positive performances created collaboratively with LGBTIQA+ artists, feminists, and culturally diverse artists from varied art forms and perspectives. 

Join Sarah and Bec as they perform an intimate selection of songs from their back catalogue of work, talk about their process and participate in a relaxed Q & A over canapes and refreshments.

Hosted by the Queer Art Collective (QAC) at Burrinja and respectfully acknowledging the diverse lived experiences of LGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities, this event is specifically designed as a fun, safe and inclusive space for Queer identifying people and their families who may or may not also be Queer. Acknowledging the huge importance of intergenerational social connection, this is an event for ages 13+. And it’s FREE.

 Tickets ~ Free


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