Angels in Exile
Image: by Jason Ebeyer, Touch the Sun
This exhibition explores ideas of paradise, both real and imagined, and how queer communities build utopic spaces for convalescence and revelry.
Drawing upon John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, this exhibition questions the ethical and political implications of religious myth-making, moralistic binaries, and their social impacts upon lawful strictures. Considering mythologies such as the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and the Fall of Lucifer from Heaven, the exhibition draws parallels to queer experiences of persecution across time and place, whilst questioning the governance and ideologies of purported paradises.
From raptures of heavenly places, to criminalisation in public spaces, this exhibition examines ways queer resistance and rebellion can overpower religious, colonial, and other exclusionary acts.
'Angels in Exile' reflects upon feelings of abandonment, societal judgment and the yearning for companionship. It encourages healing and confluence, whilst imagining ways to forge queer havens of stronger, softer, and braver spaces.
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|Fri 2 Feb 6-8pm
|3 Feb-7 Apr | Tue-Sun 11am-4pm
|Free event, no booking required
180 Holmes Rd, AberfeldieGet directions
Tram57, 82 to stop 41 (Maribyrnong Park/Maribyrnong Rd) plus 10 minute walk along Maribyrnong River