Pleasure & Sub Cultures - Documenting Melbourne's Leather Scene

An insider's view - an artist's perspective

The wearer should fit the leather not the leather fit the wearer

RMIT Gallery's Pleasure exhibition presents the work of a diverse group of artists who use the body to celebrate joy, humour, flamboyance and the outrageous. From decoration, embellishment and exaggeration to examinations of identity and beauty and its various interpretations, Pleasure explores how artists and designers have used the body as a personal, provocative and at times political canvas from the flamboyant 1980s to contemporary times.

Join artist John Pastoriza-Piñol as he talks about documenting a particular sub culture of pleasure - Melbourne's leather scene. In a homoerotic male context, wearing black leather clothing is a sexual self-expression of heightened masculinity, sexual power and an engagement in fetishism.

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by John Pastoriza-Piñol

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Dates & Times

When Thu 6 Feb 5:30pm
Duration 1hr


RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston St, Melbourne

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Melbourne Central


Any Swanston St tram to stop 8 | tram 30, 35 to stop 7

Event notes


Part of RMIT Gallery's Pleasure exhibition


Adult themes

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