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Queer Style(s): Then and Now - Hiding in the Spotlight: Costume and Perform...

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Migration Museum Chapel

82 Kintore Avenue

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Irish LGBTI activist, Panti Bliss describes the contemporary drag queen as ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the un-sayable’. Through costume and performance the LGBTI community have long critiqued cultural norms, advocated for political change and challenged mainstream definitions of gender and identity. Since 1979, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has been at the forefront of LGBTI costume and performance in Australia.

Rebecca Evans, Curator at the Art Gallery of SA, will explore work by key designers and performers of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival including work by Peter Tully and Ron Muncaster.

Join us for a lecture series that unpicks the clothes we wear and the styles we inhabit, in everyday life, as performance, and to reveal our innermost selves. From street cred to bed head, queer style is as diverse, colourful and reflective as queer people. Dress to impress? Why not!

See other lectures in the series here: http://history.sa.gov.au/events/queer-lives-activism-and-the-arts/


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