Queer Dreams

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
24 May 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Mama Alto, Claire G. Coleman, Nayuka Gorrie, Patricia Karvelas, Luke King, Lee Pennefather, William Yang, Paul Yore, Nevo Zisin, and Jonathan Van Ness

Artists, writers, musicians, performers and comedians come together to invent and challenge utopian visions for a queer future. At this storytelling event celebrating the NGV’s QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection exhibition, queer icons and emerging artists share personal stories and reflect on the unconscious optimism of dreams and the playfulness of reverie to consider what the future might hold for queer individuals and communities.

Join us to hear reflections, performances and stories from Claire G. Coleman, Nayuka Gorrie, Patricia Karvelas, Luke King, Lee Pennefather, William Yang, Paul Yore and Nevo Zisin. Hosted by beloved diva Mama Alto, this event will also feature a special video message from none other than queer icon Jonathan van Ness.

From 5.30PM, enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival thanks to our friends at Four Pillars Gin, and explore QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection with exclusive after-hours access before the evening of storytelling begins at 7.00PM.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Presented by the Wheeler Centre and National Gallery of Victoria