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Ladies looking for a soulful start to the new year
may want to consider heading south of Sydney
to Waterfall for the Sydney Spiritfest, a three
day celebration of great music and food, creative
workshops, meditation, yoga, swimming, dancing,
drumming and ritual, all for just $160. Organised
by lesbians, inclusive of our LGBT communities,
the festival runs from Jan 7-10. For more info
email email@example.com. Or check out
creativewomyn.net for a festival brochure.
The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick will
launch their 2010 exhibition program
on January 21 with Gayme, an exhibition
showcasing the work of leading indigenous
and queer-identified contemporary artists.
On show as part of the 2010 Midsumma
Festival the exhibition aims to celebrate the
contribution that indigenous artists make
to queer culture and the wider community.
Curated by Edwina Bartlem and Ben
McKeown, Gayme showcases the work
of six contemporary artists who work
across a range of media including painting,
photography, sculpture, textiles and video
installation. All of the artists invited to
participate in the Gayme show are leaders
and innovators in their creative fields.
Artists featured in this exhibition include
Troy-Anthony Baylis, Dianne Jones, Gary
Lee, Ben McKeown, Clinton Nain and r e a.
The works range from poetic and lyrical
photographs by r e a to and high camp
soft sculptures by Troy-Anthony Baylis
to seductive portraits of Nice Coloured
Boys by Gary Lee and minimalist paintings
by Clinton Nain. Themes of layered and
shifting notions of identity and reformations
of 'self' come into focus in many of the
artworks. Themes of cultural, gender and
sexual identity are interwoven with the
slippery discourses of history, memory and
fiction. The continued repercussions felt by
indigenous Australians after colonisation
can also be witnessed in some of the
works. On show until February 21.
The crew from Gurlesque invite you to
enter the next generation of bump and
grind as they present their first event
for 2010 -- Gurlesque 2010: A Strip
Oddity. The ladies will be taking over
the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville
for a night of titillating entertainment.
Things kick off on January 24 at 7pm
with the first show starting at 8pm. All
your faves will be performing!
Sunny Drake is a Brisbane-based performance artist and queer/transgender individual who is
touring his show, Other-wise, to Australia's biggest queer festivals - Adelaides's Feast, Melbourne's
Midsumma, Sydney's New Mardi Gras and then to the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
With the Feast shows done and dusted, Sunny is ready to set Melbourne audiences agog with his
captivating, thought-provoking and frequently hilarious one-person show. Sunny uses absurd and
political theatre, animation, puppetry, comedy, and multimedia to explore issues to do with gender,
relationships and identity. Enjoy! On show at the Northcote Town Hall, Jan 22-23. Sydney folk
should keep their peepers peeled for Sunny when he lands in March for New Mardi Gras.
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