Outer Space | Housewarming Free · Judith Wright Arts Centre | SATURDAY, 15 MAY 2021 | 18:00 +10-21:00
Let’s get toasty.
COVID put a little spanner in the works, but it just means a bigger and better housewarming event! Join us in celebrating not 1, or 2, or 3, but FOUR fantastic exhibitions ‘All my friends are (leaving) returning to Brisbane’, ‘As We Stand: Moongalba’, ‘Location, Location, Location’, and ‘Sweat on the Dancefloor’. Be there or be square.
‘Sweat on the Dancefloor’
One night only
One night only
For most, a Shandy is a cool drink: half beer and half lemonade. However, in Brisbane (Meanjin), this humble beverage has come to mean something entirely different for its queer community.
Shandy – Queer Dance Party is a regular Meanjin-based event, continuing the noble tradition of queer parties; committed to creating a space for queer people to find connection, community, and emancipation on the dancefloor. Over the course of two years and one pandemic, Shandy and its community have continued to grow and flourish into a heaving community of sweaty queers, gathering together to move their bodies to the beat, and witness and showcase the incredible talent of this community, in a uniquely Brisbane manner.
‘Sweat on the Dancefloor’ is an exhibition of photographs captured by Seamus Platt, James Caswell, and Emil Cañita of this event and its community over the first two years (and one pandemic) of its inception. These images come together to form a record of the continuing growth and development of Brisbane’s queer community and the spaces they create.
Serving as a moment of reflection for the last two years of the event, sculptural works, props, and décor elements from Shandy will be displayed in the space, alongside a projected montage of videos commissioned over the period by the event.
Also exhibited on the night are props and sculptures by Mark du Potiers, Phoebe Sheehy, Blair Foley and video work produced and/or directed by Benjamin Cotgrove, Dan Anderson, Mary Duong, and Blake Howson.
We’ll also be celebrating the launch of ‘Deviations’ (https://bit.ly/3gTheOR), ‘Location, Location, Location’ (https://bit.ly/3gKIxKT) and the closing weekend for ‘All my friends are (leaving) returning to Brisbane’ and ‘As We Stand: Moongalba’ (https://bit.ly/3aL752Q)
This event is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Image Credit: Seamus Platt ‘Enby Extravaganza’ 2019