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Paul Yore imagines a colourful queer alternative reality in this immersive exhibition.
By Ben Hansen
January 05, 2023
By Ben Hansen
January 05, 2023

Among the highlights on 2023's Sydney Festival lineup sits WORD MADE FLESH, a new exhibition from one of Australia's most accomplished multidisciplinary artists, Paul Yore. If you're keen on colourful, immersive and otherworldly art, this showcase is running for free at Carriageworks from Thursday, January 5–Sunday, February 26.

Here, Yore finds joy in the mess of society, and reimagines an alternative queer reality that has been forged out of the wreckage of the current world. Created in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), the mixed-media exhibition combines sculptures, found objects, collages, paintings, video, sound and light to create a fully immersive realm.

The exhibition is one of two free artistic activations taking over Carriageworks as part of Sydney Festival and Sydney WorldPride 2023.

While you're at the Eveleigh space, make sure to also drop into The Huxleys' new exhibition Bloodlines, honouring those lost to HIV/AIDS including the legacy of the legendary queer artist we lost to the epidemic — and dedicated to legendary artists such as Leigh Bowery, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring and Sylvester.

Images: Paul Yore, WORD MADE FLESH, 2022, Carriageworks. Photo: Zan Wimberley

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