Being a voice – group exhibition

The Monash Gallery of Art's exhibition, Being a voice, celebrates the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

© Claudia Van Kollenburg. Ordinarily worthy, 2022, from the series, Lost, found, in love. Courtesy of the artist.
© Claudia Van Kollenburg. Ordinarily worthy, 2022, from the series, Lost, found, in love. Courtesy of the artist.

More specifically, it celebreates LGBTQIA+ young people aged between 15 and 25 who live, study, play, or work in the City of Monash. The exhibition showcases nine artists who share their experiences of being part of the rainbow community. Displayed across MGA’s Atrium Gallery with an extended showing in the Wheelers Hill Library meeting room, the exhibition is accompanied by audio recordings that explore the lived experiences of people in the City of Monash, providing a cultural record of being part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

In the extended exhibition David Rosetzky’s Being ourselves (2020) will be screened daily. In 2020 Rosetzky created a two-channel synchronised video installation as part of the Portrait of Monash commissioning exhibition in which he responded to the experience of members of the LGBTQIA+ community who live, work or study within the City of Monash. The diversity of their experiences is brought to bear in their honest and open conversations directed by the artist.

Featured artists

Zeth Cameron
Zlliang Guo
Zoe Kuo
Phuong Le
Jordan Morise
Johanna Toner
Emily Unity
Claudia van Kollenburg
Lachlan Wyness

Curator: Anouska Phizacklea
Coordinating curator: Stella Loftus-Hills

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