The open-air exhibition will see projections, performance pieces and more.
As part of Melbourne’s festival of queer culture, Midsumma, Collingwood Yards is turning on the projectors for a site-responsive piece titled A Strange Place. (Featured image: Centre for Projection Art)
From Thursday 22 April to Sunday 25 April, nineteen queer artists will be taking over the walls at Melbourne’s newest event space to project art, as well as performance, music and dance in response to the theme: ”We could not gather here… But now…. We will play here”.
Artists projecting their work include Megan Beckwith, Alison Bennett, Jane Crappsley, Wesley Dowling, Jenna Eriksen, KP Finley, and Susan Maco Forrester as well as Eric Jong, Jonathan Homsey, Susannah Langley, Drew Pettifer, Leisa Prowd, Queertech.io, Melinda Smith, Scotty So, Van Sowerwine & Isobel Knowles, Yandell Walton and Wendy Yu.
The event is being curated by Edwina Bartlem and Jacob Tolo, the duo behind the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, and launches at 6pm on Thursday 22 April. However, on Friday night between 6 and 7pm, you can join arts writer and journalist Richard Watts in conversation with a number of A Strange Place artists and curators at Collingwood Yards. See what they have to say about space and experience and its relationship with projection art.
Each night will see Moon Dog Beers and Fizzers at the pop-up bar and delicious eats being served by local food vans. There’ll be music too with DJ sets and live performances too. To see what’s on, head over here.
Although the event is free to attend, registration is necessary. To register your interest, see here.
Find Collingwood Yards at 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood.