Peter Waples-Crowe (Ngarigo)


27 January - 31 December
Peter Waples Crowe-Pressshot (2) copy

Image: Peter Waples-Crowe, Ngaya (I Am), 2022. Single-channel video installation, 5 mins. Courtesy the artist and ACMI.

Remixing the old alongside the new.


27 January - 31 December


Werribee Train Station [i]
Station Pl, Werribee
24 hrs


Queer Futures


Wheelchair access



Located within the architecture of Station Place, Peter Waples-Crowe’s site-based exhibition Affirm sits in the expansive window-based architrave and entrance to the subterranean hub of the Station. The artist has worked with his image-based archive—itself incorporating new and found imagery—moulded as raw material, often subverting the imagery’s original intents and purposes.

Waples-Crowe remixes the old alongside new elements, constructing and weaving various narratives, affirming his identity and exploring related concerns of his practice. These are largely based on the artist’s personal experiences influenced by his adoption and reconnection with his Ngarigo heritage, and over 25 years’ experience as a community health worker within Aboriginal and LGBTQIA2+ health.

This exhibition presents scenes at once familiar to the ‘Australian’ vernacular yet subjected to Waples-Crowe’s unique subjective lens and collage-like methodologies.

A Project Hub at Wyndham Art Gallery features more work by Peter Waples-Crowe, Karla Dickens and Sunil Gupta.

A Queer PHOTO Exhibition Presented by Wyndham City Council

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March