Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I have re-released the iconic ‘Hetero Normativity Kills’ art by Melbourne-based, collective @male.ritual. As the collective disbanded, they released the art to the public.
Nat Randall and collaborators, The Second Woman (video still), Dark Mofo, 2017. Image courtesy the artists
FRI 20 OCT, 6PM — SAT 21 OCT, 6PM
Carriageworks – Liveworks
Tickets available at the door only – $15
‘In an epic feat of endurance, Nat Randall performs a single scene inspired by John Cassavetes’ 1977 film Opening Night, on repeat for 24 continuous hours. Starring opposite Randall are 100 different men who range in age, background and acting ability. Each scene is captured on camera and projected live alongside the staged performance. Through the repetition of this intimate encounter, The Second Woman explores the complex interplay between identity, performance, gender, emotion, cinema and reality.
Premiering at Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival last year, The Second Woman was named as one of Guardian Australia’s “10 most groundbreaking shows by women” in 2016. This enthralling performance and cinematic experience—coming to Sydney for the first time—is not to be missed.’ – http://performancespace.com.au/events/liveworks-2017-the-second-woman/
Tom will be participating in the event around 2.30am, Saturday. Seriously Sydney, don’t miss this.
Tom Christophersen’s latest work is queer theatre like you’ve never seen before. The Sydney Mardi Gras headliner interweaves pre-recorded, verbatim audio interviews with Australians who have experienced paranormal phenomena in their homes, with live theatre and installation.
Visually captivating, this performance creates a portal where audiences witness the appearance of unexplained supernatural forces and autobiographical, lip-sync disco.
An artistic investigation into how we might use art to reconcile our occasionally haunted pasts.
Based on interviews with guys found on hook-up apps, this graphic, gripping, funny and frank play exposes the drug-fuelled, hedonistic, highly secret world of the gay chemsex chill-out scene. Following the successful staged reading at New Theatre during Mardi Gras 2017, we’re excited to be mounting a full production of this controversial play.
“As confronting as theatre gets” British Theatre Australian premiere
Tue 12 Sep, 6pm I Wed 13 Sep, 8pm I Thu 14 Sep, 6pm I Fri 15 Sep, 8pm Full $25 I Concession $20
CREATIVE TEAM Director Patrick Howard
CAST Tom Christophersen, Stevie Haimes, John Michael Burdon, Will Reilly, Tim de Sousa
Incredibly humbled to be featured in the 2017 Semi Permanent Book – an art/design resource publication with the theme of ‘Designing for Change’. This book was distributed to attendees of the annual Semi Permanent event at Carriage works (25th – 27th May, 2017) at Carriageworks, NSW, which featured artist James Jean as a guest speaker.
Next Friday night Artboy Gallery‘s ‘Twin Peak’ group show will open in Melbourne, Australia. With two special edition prints (sent to the gallery with your incredible help) specially made for this exhibition; you are not gonna watch this Peaks-themed Australian art show.
Two of my pieces will soon be in an exciting Twin Peaks-themed exhibition at ArtBoy Gallery, Melbourne… IF you can help me get them there. I’ve used the last of my savings and ordered two luscious prints, framed them in black (lodges) and they are ready to go on holiday to Victoria. That’s where you come in!
Click HERE or on the image to visit my GoFundMe campaign.
**UPDATE** – 22/04/17
In under 24 hours we have smashed our target – and then some! Thank you to everyone who got on board and donated to the campaign. Head over to the official page to check out my full update.
The QAPA (for which ‘Epicene’ was a finalist) has created print editions of the pieces featured in the exhibition.
The A3 (297mm X 420mm) Giclée prints have a limited edition of 10 – and includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity by the artist). Each print coast $100 + a $10 postage and handling fee and will be shipped in 2 – 3 weeks. To pick up a print, click on the image below.
An exhibition of the 24 Finalists are currently on display at Chapel Off Chapel – 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran until Saturday 4 February 2017 – or visit: www.queerartprize.com.au to view works online.