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Liberate! In conversation with photographers

Customs House
Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Level 2 Library Meeting Room

Saturday 18 February from 12pm to 2:30pm

Meet the queer, gender diverse and First Nations photographers and artists whose exciting, bold work is in the exhibition LIBERATE!

Visit Customs House with your friends and chosen family to see the photographs on show and join the panel discussions in the Level 2 Library Meeting Room, where you can hear stories about the history-making moments in the city and streets where they all took place.

In both panels, audiences can ask questions and we encourage you to spend time enjoying the exhibition before or after the program. There are also many quiet spaces where you can rest and reflect in the Customs House library.

Registrations are encouraged. Bring a friend!

PANEL 1: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (entry from 11:45 am)

Making photographs together. The collaboration between performers and photographers in LGBTIQA+ and First Nations communities, behind and in front of the camera.

  • Dr Liza-Mare Syron, co-founder of Moogahlin Performing Arts

  • Jamie James, a photographer with an extensive image archive with First Nations and queer performers

  • Joseph Mayers, First Nations photographer of live performance

  • Mazz Image, two decades of candid photography of queer life

  • Hosted by Jacqui North Creative Producer LIBERATE! who creates playful immersive events, film and light art, reaching diverse audiences from 300 to 1.8 million.

PANEL 2: From 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (entry from 1:15 pm)

In Conversation: Dr Shirleene Robinson historian and C.Moore Hardy.

Queer photographer. C.Moore discusses her work which is now held in the City of Sydney's Archives collection. "I intentionally documented my community, to celebrate our lives through the discrimination, abuse, celebrations, funerals, festivals, and Marriage Equality in 2017."

Liberate! is presented on the ground floor of Customs House.

WorldPride Arts, presented as part of the Sydney WorldPride festival.

Public transport via light rail, train, bus or ferry to circular quay.

There is a direct train line from Circular Quay (in front of Customs House) to Redfern where you can enjoy the next Sydney World Pride Event Day for Night: The Pleasure Arc

Parking is available at several public parking stations in the area.

Image: Performing at Yabun Festival 2021, Photo Joseph Mayers

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City of Sydney



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