The GLAD Project

Image from Australian Performing Arts Collection, featuring Gladys Moncrieff (1930s)

As part of the Arts Centre Melbourne Frank Van Straten Fellowship, awarded in 2022 to Angela Bailey, this first creative instalment of 'The GLAD project' acknowledges ‘Our GLAD’, the legendary musical theatre singer Gladys Moncrieff, her popularity and her ‘long term companion’ of 46 years Elsie Wilson. The broader fellowship explores queer histories within the Australian Performing Arts Collection.

Most often institutional narratives assume the hetero-normative and this project explores a queer narrative to these histories and and engages a broader accessibility for contemporary LGBTIQ+ communities.

Image: Gladys Moncrieff Scrapbook, Australian Performing Arts Collection
Thanks to Arts Centre Melbourne and the Victorian Pride Centre.

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating 75%

Dates & Times

WHEN 22 Jan-12 Feb | Mon-Sun 10am-6pm


FREE No ticket required


Victorian Pride Centre - Pride Gallery

79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

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3a, 16, 96 to stop 133 | tram 12 to stop 143

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