Happenings

Queer

When: 10 December 2021 - June 2022
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
How much: Free!
More info: NGV Website

The NGV’s Queer exhibition explores the gallery’s collection through a queer lens and celebrates the rich, diverse and sometimes untold stories that emerge. Spanning five gallery spaces and featuring more than 300 artworks across historical eras and cultures, the exhibition includes painting, drawing, photography, decorative arts, fashion, textiles, video, sculpture, design and architecture.

Bringing together a breadth of artworks from antiquity to the present day, the exhibition will illuminate the ways in which queer lives and stories have been expressed in art through history. Drawing on contemporary research, interpretation and analysis, the exhibition will also explore the narratives that might not have been visible in the past due to suppression, prejudice or discrimination.

[Image: Ponch Hawkes, untitled (1973), courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria]