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Interwoven: Kingston seeks to represent the shared and intertwined experiences of those that live, work and play in Kingston, addressing themes such as the effects of migration and culture on identity, the shared experience of creating a life in a new location and the interconnected stories of our community.
Through a series of embroidery works and supporting videos, learn about local people's family histories, memories and experiences of moving to and building lives in Kingston.
Explore the queer history of the City of Yarra’s rainbow communities, guided by voices and music from the local queer community.
Beginning at a mural of some of Melbourne’s queer history, listen as Queer-ways team LUCIANO and Georgia Keats take you on a spoken journey and introduce you to locations of queer significance throughout the City of Yarra. Follow us, as in retracing our communities footprints, you will be joined by the voices of local LGBTQIA+ people, who share stories from their own queer experience.
Supported by Midsumma for Melbourne Pride, the State Government of Victoria, the City of Yarra, the Australian Queer Archives and Evies.
Spinning Yarns is a site-specific, public performance and interactive exhibition that records local stories within spun wool.
The production of textiles and the act of storytelling are two activities that traditionally brought people together and were often intertwined. After the isolating events of COVID-19, LUCIANO want to connect people through these traditionally social activities, re-engaging them with their local communities and this historical craft technique.
Luciano and Georgia Keats, supported by the Australian Queer Archives, present Queer-ways: Retracing Melbourne’s Queer Footprint.
Created during remote Artist in Residence (rAiR) with the City of Greater Dandenong, "Arts and Crafts" focuses on the story of the everyday life of people during the chaotic beginning of 2020, and how people turned to art and craft mediums to contribute to relief, keep entertained and express themselves in trying times.