Curated Guides

Queer Futures

From trans and queer youth in the Amazon to AI-generated drag queens, Queer PHOTO – a festival-within-a-festival presented by PHOTO Australia and Midsumma – brings local and international LGBTQIA+ voices to venues and public spaces across Melbourne’s western suburbs. The 14 exhibitions that form Queer PHOTO include Australian Premieres by Sunil Gupta, Clifford Prince King and FAFSWAG alongside new commissions and projects by local artists.


Elsewhere, J Davies celebrates queer resilience, survival and joy, Isabella Capezio unpacks the relationship between queerness and camouflage, Eden Menta explores the intersections of queerness and neurodiversity, and Ayman Kaake’s 99 Names is an unapologetic celebration of queer voices that looks to a hopeful future in the face of homosexuality still being a crime in at least 74 countries around the world.


Image: Clifford Prince King, [Untitled, (m _ q)], 2017 (detail). Courtesy the artist, Gordon Robichaux, NY and STARS, LA.

Image: Clifford Prince King, Untitled, (m _ q), 2017 (detail). Courtesy the artist, Gordon Robichaux, NY and STARS, LA.

Curated Guides

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