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September 16 - September 30
TRANSTRAVAGANZA: the Performance offers a sample platter of new work by five of Melbourne’s most talented trans and gender diverse artists. First, whet your appetite with Elija Montgomery’s participatory photographic work exploring monstrosity and humanity. Then, sink your teeth into Raina Peterson’s contemporary Indian dance performance that traverses liminal genders in Hindu art and culture. Get your fill of absurdist theatre with Dove Quinn and Leon Andon’s physical theatre adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs. Finally, cleanse your palate with Luca Lovejoy’s thoughtful and charming cabaret performance, before finishing off with Yelris’ multi-sensory buffet of non-binary electro-poetica beats, words, and Asian gender bending visuals.
TRANSTRAVAGANZA: the Exhibition is a collection of works from Melbourne/Narrm-based trans and gender diverse (TGD) artists that shines a spotlight on the beauty and diversity of TGD experience. The exhibition features works by Tama tk Sharman La hole, Dawn Iris Dangkomen, Erin Swift, and Elija Montgomery. Together, these works seek the nuances that make TGD people unique, reflecting back expectations to both meet and challenge them. Moving through faith, fear, cynicism, and hope, these works take up the space that TGD people are so often denied. TRANSTRAVAGANZA asserts that trans and gender diverse experiences are valuable and worthy of celebration in all of their expressions, from the extravagant to the everyday.
Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Rd, Footscray 3011
Saturday 16th September, 7.30pm
Sunday 17th September, 2pm and 7.30pm
Opening Night: Saturday 16th September 5.30pm–7pm
Exhibition dates: Thursday 7th September to Saturday 30th September
Exhibition hours: Weekdays 9.30am–5pm; Saturdays 10am–4pm
Exhibition – FREE
Performance – $25 | $15 concession and unwaged
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