Exhibition launch | Being a voice
14 May 2022
Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director, and Natasha Bowness, Chair, MGA Committee of Management and the City of Monash warmly invite you to our exhibition launch.
2pm at Monash Gallery of Art
Free event, please RSVP
Celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia by joining us for the official opening of MGA’s exhibition, Being a voice. Opening remarks by the Mayor of Monash, Stuart James, MGA Director, Anouska Phizacklea and JOY CEO, Ange Barry. This will be followed by a keynote address by Melbourne Queer Film Festival CEO, David Martin Harris (they/them).
The exhibition features works by nine artists:
Claudia van Kollenburg
Being a voice is an exhibition celebrating LGBTQIA+ young people aged between 15 and 25 who live, study, play or work in the City of Monash. The exhibition showcases nine artists who share their experiences of being part of the rainbow community. Displayed across MGA’s Atrium Gallery with an extended showing in the Wheelers Hill Library meeting room, this exhibition will be accompanied by audio recordings that explore the lived experiences of people in the City of Monash, providing a cultural record of being part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
In the extended exhibition David Rosetzky’s ‘Being ourselves’ (2020) will be screened daily. In 2020 Rosetzky created a two-channel synchronised video installation as part of the Portrait of Monash commissioning exhibition in which he responded to the experience of members of the LGBTQIA+ community who live, work or study within the City of Monash. The diversity of their experiences is brought to bear in their honest and open conversations directed by the artist.
Curator: Anouska Phizacklea
Coordinating curator: Stella Loftus-Hills