Pride month celebrated at QVMAG

Pride month at QVMAG

Image: City of Launceston Acting Mayor Matthew Garwood, Drag King Teddie Rider, and exhibition co-curator Amy Bartlett. 

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery will host a Pride Month celebration at Inveresk tomorrow, Saturday June 17.

The event will feature poets and performers, including drag artists and singers, all set to the backdrop of the community exhibition My World: Voice and Visibility.

This community exhibition features work by members of the Queer Artists Collective (QAC) and explores an individual’s personal journey through the world around them.

Featured guests on the day include: Interweave Arts 'healing rainbow' performers, conversations with artists Deborah Malor and Ariel Pascoe, poetry by Stacey Wing and Stella Blackwell, musical performances by Sonja Hindrum and Tori Rattray, alongside drag performances from Drag King Teddie Rider and Drag Queen Enya Arsenal.

City of Launceston Acting Mayor Matthew Garwood said the event was a great way for community members to celebrate Pride Month in Launceston.

"Our city is filled with so many incredible artists, makers and performers, and the My World: Voice and Visibility community exhibition at QVMAG is a great display of this," Cr Garwood said.

"This event is a great way to come together in celebration of our community."

The event will be held at the Museum at Inveresk from 2pm to 4pm tomorrow with free entry.

Issued Friday 16 June 2023.