27 January – 24 March 2024

Presented by Midsumma and PHOTO 2024, in partnership with Creative Victoria’s Go West program, Queer PHOTO Festival of Queer Photography is a first of its kind collaboration comprising artist commissions of large-scale​ outdoor artworks curated by Brendan McCleary, gallery exhibitions and an interactive​ public performance program by local and international artists taking place in Footscray, Newport and Werribee across both Midsumma Festival and​ PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.


Featuring 17 artists, 14 exhibitions, 30 interactive events and 7 locations, Queer PHOTO is a multi-pronged program transforming iconic venues and the streets of the West into a gallery of accessible and highly visible visual artworks from LGBTQIA+ artists.

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.


  • Creative Victoria
  • Midsumma
  • Trocadero Projects
  • Wyndham City Council

Queer PHOTO is presented by Midsumma and PHOTO 2024 in association with Trocadero Projects and is supported by Creative Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Go West Fund.

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