Grounded: Place is Space

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Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
12 March 2022 – 3 July 2022 | Free

On show at the Museum at Inveresk from 12 March 2022, Grounded: Place is Space gathers a collection of works from queer and queer ally artists, craftisans and poets from across Northern Tasmania.

Grounded: Place is Space explores the theme of Place for our Northern Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ and ally community including what this means to artists as experiential, as performative, and as sanctuary.

Historically, queer communities have passed through public spaces, borrowing, or claiming places to gather as an opportunity to share experiences, create a sense of safety, and express individual and communal identities.

This exhibition provides an opportunity for queer culture to be shared throughout our community, while discussing the limits of the LGBTIQA+ and ally community’s past, alongside perceptions of the future.

Also, with the many current social restrictions and barriers facing communities across the globe due to the pandemic, this exhibition explores the reconciliation of our connection to places and spaces within our communities.

Throughout the exhibition we ask; how do we reconcile our relationships with places as spaces for doing and being, and what of ourselves have we found, or lost?

Grounded: Place is Space is an exhibition proud to support emerging creatives from across Northern Tasmania to gain experience and to further their artistic careers. Artists are members of the QAC – Queer Artists Collective and FamiliQ.

Curated by Amy Bartlett, Natasha Beattie and Craig Hislop.  

Image: Stella Blackwell, The Invisibility (detail), 2022.