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‘I want a future that lives up to my past’: David McDiarmid and Local Queer Stories

Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of WA’s Pride Parade, AGWA presents the bright, ironic, playful and scathing poster work of queer artist and activist David McDiarmid

  • Dates:Nov 14 – Apr 26
  • Time(s):10am to 5pm
  • Venue:Art Gallery of WA

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  • Hosted By:Art Gallery of WA
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Venue:Art Gallery of WA

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Created at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the posters are presented alongside the iconic Connie's altars in conversation with local stories of the late 1980s and early ‘90s, bringing to the fore the lived experience, tragedy and enormous strength of the local queer community.
 
The display will be accompanied by the Long Table community discussion held during PrideFEST 2020.
 
 
 
Image Credit: David McDiarmid Q from the Rainbow Aphorisms series, 1994-2012 (detail). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2015. © David McDiarmid, 1994-2012.

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