Drag + Life Drawing on the Altona Beach


Image: by Matto Lucas

Beautiful Altona Beach comes alive with queer performers

Matto Lucas, Louise Karch, and Louis Joel Arts and Community are collaborating to celebrate queer performers, muses and fairies by Altona Beach this Midsumma. Join us for a free afternoon of plein air queer (and rainbow family-friendly) life drawing with some of Melbourne West's most exciting queer performers and drag queens, facilitated by artist and educator Matto Lucas. (Materials provided, however feel free to bring your own preferred media).

Your sketches, drawings and experiments from the day will be exhibited as part of a community exhibition with a launch party hosted by Matto Lucas and Louise Karch, local author of "First Aid for Fairies - from F*cked to Fabulous".

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Event & ticketing details



English No Barrier
Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating 75%

Dates & Times

Exhibition Launch: Sat 3 Feb 2-4pm
EXHIBITION 3-11 Feb | Sat, Sun 11am-3pm | Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
WORKSHOP Sun 28 Jan noon-1:30pm


FREE This event is free. Booking is required for the Workshop, but not for the exhibition


Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre - Joel Gallery

5 Sargood St, Altona

Get directions


Werribee line to Altona


Bus 411, 412 to Altona Station/Blyth St | bus 903 to Altona Station/Railway St Sth

Event notes


Premiere, New Work, Melbourne Premiere, Australian Premiere

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