Unwrapped: Celebration of LGBTIQA+ Arts and Culture

Rainbow Effect 2020 - photo by Suzanne Balding

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Unwrapped invites queer artists and communities to connect and celebrate through a range of exciting and diverse programs of exhibitions, performances and workshops, providing an inclusive, safe space for self-expression and celebration.

Running from 18 to 30 November 2020, all elements of the UNWRAPPED program are FREE, and accessible through various ONLINE platforms.

The program is offered online, offering both live streamed and pre-recorded content, inviting people to join in from the comfort of their own home. This is particularly beneficial for those members of the community who might be unsure about attending an event in person – allowing people to choose their level of engagement.

Program highlights include a Digital Dance Club led by All The Queens Men, performances by Jonathan Homsey, an award-winning arts maker and manager specialising in street dance, visual art and social engagement. Jonathan’s performance “….now I love the smell of roses” is a deeply personal demonstration exploring how cultural tensions against his queerness and unrequited love have accumulated within his physical body.

Featuring an opening address from Victoria's first gender and sexuality commissioner, Ro Allen, non-binary writer, activist and public speaker Nevo Zisin will lead a panel discussion, Artistically Queer, exploring queer identity within the arts. The online discussion will cover what it means to be a queer artist in 2020.

Satellite events will also be offered by Headspace Dandenong, Chisholm Tafe and Connection Arts Space.

Unwrapped will run from 18-30 November 2020  - view the full program at www.greaterdandenong.com/unwrapped

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