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The Air is Electric

Fri Feb 10 - Sun Mar 26

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Fri Feb 10 - Sun Mar 26

Fri Feb 10 - Sun Mar 26

David McDiarmid in America

Australian Queer Archives The Air is Electric is the first dedicated exhibition of iconic Australian queer artist David McDiarmid’s photographs.

In 1977 McDiarmid travelled to the United States, fresh from his solo exhibition Secret Love (Dec 1976), the first explicitly gay art exhibition in Australia, which had explored the gay kinship and social topography of Sydney.

During his travels in the United States, McDiarmid was constantly documenting his experiences in diary entries, correspondence, and photographs.

Through McDiarmid’s photographs we can start to understand the excitement of the liberatory activism and emergent gay community of the 1970s, and its influence on his creative practice.

Opening Hours:
10am to 5pm daily

A photograph by David McDiarmid taken in the 1970s of two men standing on a busy street, one of them is wearing a t-shirt that reads "A day without human rights is like a day without sunshine"
A Day without Human Rights is Like a Day Without Sunshine, Christopher Street Liberation Day, NYC  1977
A photograph by David McDiarmid taken in the 1970s of a punk band on stage with a blue sky behind them
Band performing at Christopher Street Liberation Day, NYC  1977
Tickets : Free
Bidjigal Land

Bondi Pavilion Gallery

Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 Australia

The Gallery is wheelchair accessible with a ramp at the entry and a lift to floors above. Mobility parking spaces are available at the front and rear of the building.

The Bondi Pavilion has a café and restaurant. Toilets are also available at the venue.

Details

Start:
Fri Feb 10
End:
Sun Mar 26
Tickets:
Free
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Australian Queer Archives
Email:
mail@queerarchives.org.au
Website:
http://www.queerarchives.org.au
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We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.