A Queer Takeover at Brunswick Street Gallery

Join us as we celebrate the launch of O UT, our annual Midsumma Festival exhibition program, featuring some of Australia’s most exciting emerging and mid-career LGBTQIA+ artists.

Spread across multiple galleries, our group exhibition will showcase the work of a variety of emerging to mid-career artists, each with their own unique curatorial voice. Spilling out to the street, our Ground Floor Gallery will be taken over by award-winning artist James Hale presenting his sardonic installation 'Being it'.

In this, his third exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne artist James Hale presents an aphoristic body of drawings that explore the shared creative impulse of writing and art making. While ultimately sympathetic, each work gleefully exposes and embraces a Queer sensibility that isn't accessible, edifying or, at times, even palatable.

Bringing together artists to represent the diverse experiences of our community, O UT sets the tone for an all-welcoming affair.


  • Ayman Kaake, from 'Nothing is Perfect, nothing is complete', O UT Group eExhibition.
  • 'Love me, Stranger', James Hale, from his Ground Floor Gallery installation 'Being it'
  • Brett Bevege, O UT Group Exhibition
  • Clitopatra, O UT Group Exhibition

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Event & ticketing details


English No Barrier

Dates & Times

WHEN 22-25 Apr, 27 Apr-2 May, 4-9 May | Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
OPENING 30 Apr 6-9pm


Brunswick Street Gallery

Level 1, 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Get directions


11 to stop 16 | tram 96 to stop 15


200-207 to Brunswick/Johnston St

Event notes


Nudity, Coarse language, Non seated event/Event with long Periods of standing, Reference to drug use

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