Summa of fun

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Tara Murray

The Midsumma festival kicks off in the west in January

Midsumma is Victoria’s premier queer arts and cultural organisation, bringing together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences

Several events are being held in Brimbank including:

-Fabulous and Impossible Exhibition by Tom Christophersen – The Bowery gallery presents ‘Fabulous & Impossible – The Cult of Leigh Bowery’, an exhibition running from January 28 – March 19featuring the visual art of Sydney-based queer artist and multidisciplinary pistol-whip Tom Christophersen. ‘Fabulous & Impossible – The Cult of Leigh Bowery’ is for lovers of meticulously made things which glory in the uncomfortable and underground, the shock of the spectacle, and the delicious way the queer community creates art on their

-Pride Pool Party – Brimbank council, in collaboration with Bulldog Pride, are hosting an LGBTIQA+ inclusive pride pool party at Sunshine Leisure Centre to celebrate the Midsumma Festival. Featuring world renowned Melbourne DJ MzRizk, join us for a day of good vibes and fun in the sunshine on January 30 at an inclusive event for all people and all kinds of bodies.

-Entangled by Genevieve Collier – The council proudly presents Genevieve Collier’s art exhibition running from February 4 – March 17 at Hunt Club. This installation is for people whose answers often spurn more questions, who believe in the power of art. It explores forgotten people from the past and the potential of an unknown future.

-Impress or Revolt: The Fabulous and Impossible Legacy of Leigh Bowery – 2022 is the five year anniversary of the opening of the Bowery Theatre and Gallery in St Albans. The Bowery Theatre was named after the late artist, Leigh Bowery who grew up in Brimbank. Leigh Bowery was one of the most influential international arts figures of the 80s and 90s. Join us on February 4 as we celebrate the legacy of the inimitable Leigh Bowery with special guests Tom Bowery (father of Leigh) in conversation with Michael Winkler. Featuring a curated performance program by James Welsby, an art exhibition by Tom Christophersen and costumes by Adele Varcoe, Jane Morley and the local community.