MIDSUMMA is upon us! The annual festival celebrating queer culture has just begun with loads of visual art to entertain and inspire. Pick up a copy of the Midsumma Visual Arts Catalogue or check out www.midsumma.org.au to see the list of exhibitions and events.

TRANSMASCULINITIES

Red Gallery
157 St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North

Artists: Jacqui Brown, Claire Henry, Amos Mac, Jesslyn Moss, melly niotakis, Aiden Simon, Rohan Spong, Gabriel M Thomson, L. Weingarten
Curated by Jesslyn Moss

Image: L.Weingarten

Image: L.Weingarten

Opening night January 22, 6 – 8pm
Wed – Sat, 11 – 5pm
Until 6 February

New modes of masculinity that reflect constantly shifting aspects of transgender butch, gender queer and transmasculine experience are explored by the eight artists in this show. The artists present subjects who are active and embodied, who evoke a wide range of potential interpretations and reflections on masculinity. Featuring artists from Australia, the UK and USA, who use photography, painting, drawing and video.

The Colour Factory is a proud sponsor of Transmasculinities.

FINDING SPACE

The Carlton Hotel Studios
Level 2, 193 Bourke St, Melbourne

Artists: Aspen, Jeremy Camilleri, Linsey Gosper, Nicholas Harmer, Clinton Hayden, Adrian John, Jason Lingard, ArthurMartha, Geoff Newman, Drew Pettifer, Salote Tawale, Michael Taylor, Marc Trabsky, Kristin Wursthorn, Paul Yore.

Curated by Jason Lingard

Image: Linsey Gosper

Image: Linsey Gosper

Opening January 19, 6 – 9pm
Wed-Sat 4 – 7pm
Until 6 February

Finding Space presents 14 artists working in photography, video and installation, crammed together in an old, abandoned hotel on Bourke Street. Exploring a symbiotic dialogue between the artists, their community and the constructed world they reside in, Finding Space touches upon the precarious intimacy between imagination and physical space.

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