The Reclamation of Terra
Image: by Teague Leigh
A mixed media call-to-arms by Teague Leigh
"What good is fighting for global equality if there is no habitable planet on which to live these social gains?"
In this exciting multimedia exhibition, queer disabled trans man, Teague Leigh, asks the LGBTQIA+SB community and our allies to rally together to reverse global warming and the current destruction of the planet.
Since the early 20th Century, the trans identity has been forming into what we see now as the modern trans rights movement. However, whilst my trans siblings celebrate each hard-won advancement, another war is being fought to keep the planet, our home, from being destroyed. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated in a 2022 climate change report that “there is nothing natural about extreme weather conditions”.
Through social championing, the rainbow community has historically proven that together it has the power to enact great change. Right now, there is no greater change required than saving the Earth.
Nature has always been a great source of calmness for Teague and being diagnosed with autism in adulthood, it makes total sense that being in a void of constant assault is healing. For many, getting away or simply sitting in green spaces is a rejuvenating tonic. Teague is invested in saving these dwindling pockets of nature as they help him live his life as a functioning member of society. What shall become of us if nature is stripped away? How shall we regain equilibrium and contribute to society?
Don't miss the opening night extravaganza - with more rainbow fun than you can throw at a canvas! Free finger food and drinks provided.
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|Thu 25 Jan 6-8:30pm
|26 Jan-5 Feb | Mon-Fri 10am-4pm | Sat, Sun 11am-4pm
|Thu 25 Jan 6pm
|all sessions open captioned
|Free event, no booking required
430 Albert St, East MelbourneGet directions
Tram11, 12, 109 to stop 11 (Albert St/Gisborne St) | tram 86 to stop 10 (Albert St/Nicholson St)