Queer PHOTO - Activity: Explore Your Alter Ego with Sammaneh Pourshafighi


Image: by Sammaneh Pourshafighi

Come and explore gender through makeup, mask making, and photography with award-winning artist Sammaneh Pourshafighi.

Queer, Persian artist Sammaneh Pourshafighi will guide you through a hands-on activity and photoshoot centred around experimenting and developing your own alter ego.

Throughout this interactive workshop you will:

  • Learn practical skills in character and world-building
  • Explore queerness, gender, and the significance of communities and family
  • Experiment with props, art materials, makeup, and wigs 
  • Be encouraged to express find and express your alter ego 
  • Create your own photographic portraits.

What should I bring?

Materials will be provided but participants are also encouraged to bring along their own costumes, makeup, props, or other materials they wish to work with as an inspiration point, for example, an item of clothing, costume, their own makeup or brushes, accessories, wigs, etc.

This is a drop-in workshop so come along and stay for 10 minutes or a whole hour!

This event is free but capacity is limited so bookings are essential.


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Logo of Midsumma      Logo of Photo Australia


Logo of Creative Victoria    Logo of Trocadero Art Space

Program Partners

Logo of Footscray Community Arts     Logo of The Substation


Logo of Wyndham City      Logo of Hobsons Bay City Council

Event & ticketing details



Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN Sun 18 Feb 1-4pm
ACCESS Are there any other ways we can assist you with accessibility? Just shoot an email to [email protected].


FREE This event is free but capacity is limited so bookings are essential.


The Substation

1 Market St, Newport

Get directions


Werribee / Williamstown line to Newport

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