Mardi Gras: Stories of art and identity
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Mardi Gras: Stories of art and identity

Mardi Gras: Stories of art and identity

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31 Alfred Street

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Mardi Gras is a colourful and creative celebration of pride and all things equality. Join Joyce Maynge as she gets talking with a panel of LGBTI artists representing the many faces of art and sexuality. These creators will unpack their work to spill the stories behind them and shine a light on the Mardi Gras theme of Creating Equality.


Joyce Maynge

As the hostess with the mostess, Joyce Maynge facilitates this lively discussion. Known for her many unforgettable and extravagant Mardi Gras floats, short films and flash mobs, Joyce lends her showy wit in giving a voice to the LGBTI community.

Jiva Parthipan

Jiva Parthipan is a director, creative producer and arts-cultural worker based in Sydney and working internationally with theatre, dance, performance, film and inter disciplinary art. Recent credits include Dance Africa Dance, Let It Be and Little Baghdad. Past works include Pakiboy, RENT, FIST, and Autobiography of a Terrorist. His online film campaign for Amnesty International- Waiting for Guards reached over a million hits.

Liam Benson

As a multi-disciplinary artist, his work blends performance, photography, video and textiles. Breaking down social understanding of gender, race and culture, he overthrows ingrained ideas, symbolism and pop culture by connecting with diverse communities through an ongoing conversation.

Deborah Kelly

Deborah is a Sydney-based artist whose works have been shown around Australia, and in the Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki, Venice and TarraWarra Biennales.Her epic collaborative collage portrait project No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) is touring Australian regional galleries until 2018 and her collaboration with Tina Fiveash, Hey, Hetero! won the 2001 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras visual art award.

Georgia Cranko

Georgia is an innate social agitator, wannabe poet and incidental artist with a sharp wit and passion for challenging the normative social consciousness. With a unique voice, a quirky body and an equally quirky mind, she feels compelled to share her limited lived experiences just in case they help to positively change the world ever so slightly. Based on her different opinion and the way she comes to all social issues through her disabled embodiment, she often presents at community events such as Queerstories and at Queer Provocations about carving out nourishing and accessible ways forward in these turbulent times.


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