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Stories of art and identity

Join drag diva, Joyce Maynge, as a panel of LGBTI artists lift the lid on the stories behind their work.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Join Joyce Maynge as she gets talking with a panel of LGBTI artists as they spill the stories behind their work and shine a light on the Mardi Gras theme of Creating Equality.

Joyce Maynge

As the hostess with the mostess, Joyce Maynge facilitates this lively discussion. Known for her many unforgettable and extravagant Mardi Gras floats, short films and flash mobs, Joyce lends her showy wit in giving a voice to the LGBTI community.

Jiva Parthipan

Jiva Parthipan is a director, creative producer and arts-cultural worker based in Sydney and working internationally with theatre, dance, performance, film and inter disciplinary art. Recent credits include Dance Africa Dance, Let It Be and Little Baghdad.Past works include Pakiboy, RENT, FIST, and Autobiography of a Terrorist.

Liam Benson

As a multi-disciplinary artist, his work blends performance, photography, video and textiles. Breaking down social understanding of gender, race and culture, he overthrows ingrained ideas, symbolism and pop culture by connecting with diverse communities through an ongoing conversation.

Deborah Kelly

Deborah is a Sydney-based artist whose works have been shown around Australia, and in the Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki, Venice and TarraWarra Biennales.Her epic collaborative collage portrait project No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) is touring Australian regional galleries until 2018 and her collaboration with Tina Fiveash, Hey, Hetero! won the 2001 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras visual art award.

Georgia Cranko

Georgia is an innate social agitator, wannabe poet and incidental artist with a sharp wit and passion for challenging the normative social consciousness. Based on her different opinion and the way she comes to all social issues through her disabled embodiment, she often presents at community events such as Queerstories and at Queer Provocations on carving out nourishing and accessible ways forward in these turbulent times.



Wednesday 1 March 2017 from 7pm to 8.30pm


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