Queer Art After Hours

A free night of queer workshops, art and tunes is coming to the AGNSW for an after-dark cultural extravaganza.
Rachel Fieldhouse and Ben Hansen
February 19, 2024


Sydney Mardi Gras has kicked off for 2024 and the good times have well and truly arrived. One of our favourite events on the program is Queer Art After Hours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Going down on Wednesday, February 28, the annual extravaganza is keeping the gallery up late with an all-out celebration of Sydney's LGBTQIA+ community. Best of all, it's free!

You can catch a hand-voguing workshop with Davina Chor; leather-making and bootblacking stations at the Dyke vignettes activation; origami card craft from Western Sydney artists emoeba h♡rtbridge and Bonnie Huang; and a screening of Tarik Ahilp's Three pieces of erotic autofiction.

Felicity Jenkins

There will also be DJ sets and performances popping up across the gallery spaces, tarot readings with MYSDIX (Angela Dix) and Mystic Mae, a Rainbow Youth Hub hosted by the Youth Collective and Queerleaders, and a charity lap dance auction from Lap Dance For Your Rights.

The rest of the gallery will be open so you can squeeze in a trip to the AGNSW's blockbuster Kandinsky and Louise Bourgeois exhibitions. Plus, there will be a heap of pop-up food vendors and bars coming to the gallery for Queer Art After Hours, ensuring you're well-fed and can take in the festivities with a drink in hand, if you so please.

Anna Hay

Top image: Anna Hay

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