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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 LGBTQ 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. To enter your art, craft, design work into this years three week long exhibition at the Long Gallery (Salamanca Arts Centre) simply become a member of TasPride and then fill out the Entry Form before Tuesday 31st August 2021. All artworks need to be delivered to the Long Gallery on September the 1st 2021 see conditions of entry for details.

 

TasPride members pay no entry fee to exhibit in Artfully Queer. To become a TasPride member, exhibit in Artfully Queer for free, help out your LGBTQ 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 Opens at 6pm on Friday the 3rd of September and runs until to the 21st of September 2021 at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. Check out our Arts Program events here.

There are a number of prizes awarded to artists at the Artfully Queer Exhibition Opening Event (Open Home). The Best is Show Prize sponsored by Penny Contemporary Gallery is a show at Penny Contemporary Gallery. There is also the annual Unifying Voice Perpetual Trophy awarded by Working It Out Inc. There will be other prizes awarded at the Exhibition Opening to be announced soon. Prize categories usually relate to how well the theme is addressed by the entered work.  If you're not feeling competitive you can opt out of having your work considered for a prize.

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 info@taspride.com.

Rainbow Quilt Project - Collective Artwork

Project Coordinator: Sara Lindsay

 

This years Collective Artwork will take the form of a Rainbow Quilt and is proudly sponsored by the Hobart City Council. The Rainbow Quilt Project invites our LGBTQ community, families and friends to create their own home themed quilt panel. Workspace, materials and equipment provided free of charge in the Long Gallery. Thanks to the generous support of Hobart City Council, Queer artists will be on site every day (except Mondays and Tuesdays) at the  Long Gallery during the Artfully Queer Exhibition to help you create your own unique panel on the theme of home.

For more information you can join the Rainbow Quilt mailing list here or by pressing the Mailing List button below and we'll be in contact. To contact the project coordinator, Sara Lindsay, email info@taspride.com or leave a message on our mailing list form. Participation is free.

 

 

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