Queer PHOTO Talk: Our History in the West, with the Queer Archives

Image: Jay Watchorn

Image: Jay Watchorn


17 March

Sunday, 10-11am (AEST)


The Substation [i]
1 Market St, Newport
Wed – Sat, 12pm – 6pm


Wheelchair access


Free, bookings required

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a queer person hanging out in Naarm 40 or 50 years ago?
Well, now you can find out!

This super interesting talk from the legends at the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA’s) will take you through a photo tour of Melbourne’s west throughout the 70s and 80s.

You will get to see snaps of queer life – from event photography to Gayskate, the iconic queer skating event held in Footscray and Sunshine in the early 1980s.

Feel free to bring a note-taking device or just yourself and come for a queer history lesson!

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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