A Matter Of Time is a moving photo documentary about the lives of eight lesbians residing in Queensland, during the socio-politically conservative mid-to-late twentieth century. It tells of their experiences and how these have shaped their lives in present times. Some led double lives, some hid in remote pockets of far north Queensland, while others lived openly, and in spite of the consequences.
This is a project by doctoral candidate Heather Faulkner, a photographer and immersive storyteller. She turned her skills as a photojournalist into an art of addressing histories and realities of marginalised queer communities. Her passion stems from personal experience, as she addresses her own place in the alternate after she came out in Vancouver in the late 80s.
As the struggle for rights continues, the importance of historical understanding has never been so great, so too as the understanding of those living outside the norm. For further insight, head along to this free exhibition.