Jewish Pride

Sydney Jewish Museum

This colourful rainbow artwork on the building façade of the Sydney Jewish Museum is illustrated by local artist, Leo Greenfield. The artwork explores the intersections between Jewish and queer identities, inspired by the traditional Jewish art forms of paper cutting and wood printing.

The motifs are distinctively Jewish, framed within the colours of the LGBTQIA+ rainbow. They incorporate the Star of David, the menorah, and the pomegranate – a Jewish symbol of love – in celebration of queer-Jewish identity. On the pavement, the colours of the rainbow emanate out of each branch of the menorah, creating a path that guides visitors to enter the museum. It’s a symbol of the Jewish community standing together in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community, in recognition of shared persecution during the Holocaust, but also in celebration of the strides in human rights made in the years since.

A photograph of the Sydney Jewish Museum with coloured artworks hanging down the front walls and colourful motifs painted on the footpath out the front

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

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.