This year's Artfully Queer theme is HOME.
Mother will never understand why you had to leave
But the answers you seek will never be found at home
The love that you need will never be found at home
Lyrics, Smalltown Boy, Bronski Beat
We've been spending a lot more of these uncertain times in our homes. But what is home? Where is home? Home may be a safe place where you can be your true self, or a space where you feel you belong. Home may be a dream or aspiration, a place you haven't found yet. Home can be a taste, a smell, we can feel at home in our bodies, in our home, in our town, on our island... in our universe. Home can be a person or a group of people. Home can be an object, a feeling or an idea. As Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz says repeatedly, "There's no place like home!".
As always, interpret, challenge, expand or illustrate as creatively as you like.
Artfully Queer is open to all Tasmanian LGBTIQ creatives and our families. All mediums and levels of ability are welcome. This years theme is HOME and we ask exhibitors to consider the theme and respond to it in their work or choice of entry. If entering your art, craft, design work into this years three week long exhibition at the Long Gallery (Salamanca Arts Centre) sounds like a good plan but you're not quite ready to fill out the Entry Form simply click on the Artist/Designer/Creative Expression of Interest Form text underlined in this enormous sentence, or click on the sombre black rectangular button at the top of this page, and we'll let you know the things you'll need to know, when you need to know them and remind you about filling in that Entry Form before Tuesday 31st August 2021.
Entry Forms are now online. Note that TasPride members pay no entry fee to exhibit in Artfully Queer. Our Artfully Queer exhibition entry fee payable at time of entry (entering your work by completing an Entry Form) is the same amount as an annual TasPride membership. To become a TasPride member, exhibit in Artfully Queer for free, help out your LGBTIQ community, and also receive discounted entry to TasPride events, click here. Money's collected via membership or entry fees go towards exhibition expenses such as hiring the gallery space. TasPride is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers who's mission is to create opportunities to bring our community together. Your membership fee helps us to achieve this goal.
The Artfully Queer - HOME Exhibition and Arts Program runs from the 3rd to the 21st of September 2021 at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.
Prizes will be announced closer to the exhibition opening. Prize categories usually relate to how well the theme is addressed by the entered work. If you're not feeling competitive you can choose not to enter your work in any of the prize categories. Submit an expression of interest and we'll keep you posted about prizes.
Have a great time contemplating the idea of Home, we look forward to your interpretation of the theme.
If you have any further queries regarding your ideas for the show, the arts program or Artfully Queer generally, please email the Curator, Phoebe Adams via email@example.com.
Rainbow Quilt - Collective Artwork
This years Collective Artwork will take the form of a Rainbow Quilt and is proudly supported by the Hobart City Council. Sara Lindsay is the Rainbow Quilt project Coordinator. Sara is currently consulting with community over the details of the project so we can't tell you much more just yet. But If you think you'd like to be consulted or involved in creating a panel for the Rainbow Quilt project, then add yourself to the Rainbow Quilt mailing list here or by pressing the Mailing List button below and we'll be in contact and let you know project details as soon as we have them. If you have quilty or rainbowy ideas you'd like to share with Sara, then you can email her care of firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our mailing list form. Participation is free.