The Huxleys: Bloodlines

This new exhibition from The Huxleys is dedicated to the legendary queer artists lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Ben Hansen
Published on January 05, 2023


If you're looking to inject a dose of colourful and meaningful art into your summer, Sydney Festival has you covered with this new exhibition from Melbourne-based performance and visual artists Will and Garrett Huxley.

Bloodlines is a new exhibition from the pair honouring those lost to HIV/AIDS, including legendary queer artists. Running from Thursday, January–Sunday, March 5, the showcase is dedicated to artists such as Leigh Bowery, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring and Sylvester, and also features a range of events popping up throughout its two-month run.

Over two days, on both Saturday, January 14 and Saturday, February 25, visitors are invited to take part in the 'Stitch n Bitch' sessions, where they'll contribute to the Bloodlines quilt. The public will be able to add new panels to the fabric, which will act as a method of facilitating queer storytelling.

Bloodlines Quilt, The Huxleys, Bloodlines, 2022, Carriageworks. Photo: Zan Wimberley

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 WORD MADE FLESH, the colourful otherworldly exhibition from Paul Yore. This eerie activation 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.

Keith, Willi, Klaus, Robert, Steven, The Huxleys, Bloodlines, 2022, Carriageworks. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Images: The Huxleys, Bloodlines, 2022, Carriageworks. Photo: Zan Wimberley


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