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Queer Art Collective

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

 

Upcoming events: 

 


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

 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

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

Event Postponed due to
unforeseen circumstances, new date TBC
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

 

 

 

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

QAC create spaces to have fun and hang out and have your creativity nurtured. QAC is a great place for queer people who are interested in exploring the intersection between queerness and art; connecting with other queer creative legends and seeing, talking about and making art. We love having thought provoking conversations and being inspired by the art we see.

QAC events are designed to bring people together through art. A big focus of the group is on supporting and uplifting young queer-identifying people, connecting them with other young, as well as older, queer people and the wider community, creating safer more inclusive spaces (families, support people and allies are welcome). We often host dinners and creative workshops that run for a couple of hours, we also work together to make larger works of art together as a collective. So come along and share your ideas.

You 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.

The Queer Art Collective is proudly funded by Vic Health, and delivered by Burrinja.

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 

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. 


 

Previous events:




 

 

 

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


 

 

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

 


 

 

Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Story-sharing workshop with author Roz Bellamy

Sat 10 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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