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Making the Margins

Presented in Season 2 2019

Melbourne Premiere
Presented by Arts House

Wed 10 – Sat 13 Jul
Wed 6 – 8pm (opening and Welcome to Country)
Thu+Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 12pm – 6pm
Enter at any time and stay as long as you want.
Free, no booking required

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

Mature adult content and nudity, strong language. 18+


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The exhibition includes audio description of all images by Jamie and voice recordings of all poems by Quinn

QUEERDOM is a collaborative audio-visual exhibition drawing on 25 years of queer and fringe performance and fetish scenes. It rubs images and words up against one another to play with the disorderly and disorienting, making heat and light from the friction of sight and sound. The work of James Eades (photographer Jamie James and poet Quinn Eades) with a one-hour soundtrack by Laplustre (DJ duo Sveta and Estée Louder), this collection is for LGBTIQA+ folk: our archive from below, these are our lives. Others may want to read and see these moments, but they are by, for, and from, us.

Making the Margins is a creative research collective that imagines new spaces for collaborative creative practice and unearths an archive of the edges in the Southern Hemisphere. Based at La Trobe University, it vaults disciplines from poetry to image-making to online activism and beyond, reassembling itself for every new project and inviting fascinating new collaborations to expand its potential.

Son Vivienne has more than 30 years’ experience in media production and research in digital self-representation, activism and binary-blurring. Quinn Eades is a writer, researcher, gutter philosopher and poet whose book Rallying was awarded the 2018 Mary Gilmore Award. Together with the collection of artists, thinkers and makers that surround them, they are Making the Margins.

Associated Making the Margins events:
Contribute to making more of the archives in the Reading / Making Room 

Join a conversation with artists, researchers and creatives delving into this exhibition and the community reading/making room at Arts House.

Making the Margins: Quinn Eades, Son Vivienne
Photographer: Jamie James
Poet: Quinn Eades
Music/audio: Laplustre (DJ duo Sveta and Estèe Louder)

Part of Future Assembly
10-13 July 2019

Supported by – La Trobe University and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Jamie James of Shaniquá TiwiSista, Miss First Nations Finalist Camperdown, 2018 Φ tucking lessons

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