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Body and Country

Lay the Mystic and Martinus Kraan (Maddi)

Presented in Season 1 2019

Presented by Arts House and Midsumma Festival

Sat 2 Feb, 4pm
90 mins
FREE. Bookings required.

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne


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Wheelchair accessible
Auslan interpreted – Sat 2 Feb, 4pm

Join lyrical poet Lay the Mystic and Martinus Kraan (Maddi) as they discuss their experiences of embodiment and connection with Country as First Nations trans people.

Is it possible to separate body from Country? What does this mean for Indigenous trans and gender diverse people? And how can you negotiate the tensions of culture, racism and identity to live with authenticity?

Lay the Mystic and Martinus Kraan (Maddi) discuss their experiences navigating these questions in their artistic and personal lives in this free talk


This event is part of BODY, a new major project from Arts House in partnership with Midsumma Festival amplifying the voices of trans, gender diverse and intersex peoples.

Supported by – BODY is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Besen Family Foundation.
Image by – Heidrun Lohr.