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Queer and Now

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room (2.06) 43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway Woolloomooloo, NSW, 2011 Australia (map)

A collective of artists, writers, designers and publishers championing sexual and gender diversity will share their experiences in the world of queer writing and publishing. 

Ricardo Felipe, is an independent designer and publisher with 20 years of design and cultural industry experience. As a designer, his recent clients include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Institute of Modern Art, Artspace, and the Powerhouse Museum. He runs Emblem Books, producing quality titles on contemporary art, design and culture, and Omo Books is a new imprint dedicated to the work of queer thinkers, writers and image-makers.

Lucy Watson is Archer Magazine's online editor. She also regularly contributes articles on queer issues to The Brag and New Matilda, and is completing her PhD on the various ways queer people interact with mainstream celebrity media. 

Editor of Dirty Queer MagazineXavier Moustache is a Sydney-based artist, trans activist, educator and all round creative type. With a long history of community contribution, he has supported and advocated for GLBTIQ communities for over 12 years. Dirty Queer provides an Australian perspective on local and international queer community, arts and culture. Independently published in Sydney since 2010, the magazine includes in-depth features and photo essays, presenting established and emerging talent with diverse genders, sexes, ages, ethnicities, and body types.

Adam Seymour (aka Rural Ranga
Sex, humour and satire are what artist Rural Ranga loves. Growing up in country Victoria, he hustled his way to NYC to work at MoMA and exhibit at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1. His books Wank Bank and HOMOlita are two playful documentations of human behaviour. 

In 2013 Casey Legler received much attention for inserting herself into the system of fashion marketing by being the first woman to be represented and employed with Ford exclusively as a male model. Legler has since worked with some of the world’s most influential fashion photographers and her figurative work has appeared in The Guardian, Time, Vogue and Dazed & Confused. In her first solo exhibition at OSMOS in New York in 2014, Legler unveiled different narrative works that involved in some way the artist as impersonator and viewer, and the clichéd signatures of social identity that get embroiled in a personification. Legler has recently finished her memoir recounting her girlhood and years as an Olympic athlete – Godspeed, published Simon & Schuster (Atria) is due out in 2016.


Earlier Event: September 12
Adrian Heathfield: Flesh–Event–Writing
Later Event: September 12
Designing for Photobooks