The Closet celebrates 10 artists who identify as being part of the LGBTIQ+ community and whose practices chronicle the experience of growing up in repressive or hostile environments.

These artists highlight the diversity of voices and experiences within the queer community, and the multitude of ways LGBTIQ+ people learn to survive and thrive in the face of ultra conservative tenets and suppression.

Spanning generations and diverse media including video, sculpture, textile, photography and painting, the exhibition spotlights early and mid-career artists alongside established figures from Australia's art canon to give an intergenerational overview of the discrimination and lack of understanding that continues to exist in contemporary society.

The Closet presents artworks that are critical, celebratory, political and personal, but within each work is a call for better understanding and empathy, and recognition of their indefatigable resilience.

Exhibiting artists: James Barth, Troy-Anthony Baylis, Jorge M. Brito, Courtney Coombs, Easton Dunne, James Gleeson, Aaron Hoffman, Patrick Lester, Peter Waples-Crowe, William Yang

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING EVENT

Upstairs in Gallery Two  I  1 June

Artist panel & curatorial talk starts at 4:00 pm
Official opening event is at 5:30 pm

Gallery Opening Times
Weekdays: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 2 pm  

Contact Name: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Contact Number: (07) 4130 4750
Email: brgadmin@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Image Credit: Patrick Lester, Bundy R. Bear, 2018, digital print on paper