The Substation/ Peter Waples-Crowe/ Queer on Country/
Queer on Country is a new series of six works by Ngarigu artist Peter Waples-Crowe on display at The Substation outdoor Billboard Gallery. In creating these artworks, Peter has embarked on a deeply spiritual journey, reflecting upon their identity and blurring the binaries of their intersecting lived experiences as a queer Ngarigu person.
Peter is an emerging queer Elder based in Naarm (Melbourne) who works across the mediums of performance, sculpture, drawing, collage, costuming and scenic design to create bold, complex and multi-layered compositions infused with symbolism, narrative and visual language that investigates the representation of First Nations people in popular culture.
Peter is also a community health worker with over 25 years experience in Indigenous health across the country. Their experiences in the fields of Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ health also contribute toward their creative practice and their experience as a community cultural development worker.
CELEBRATE WITH US ON 10 FEBRUARY
Our newly appointed CEO Nuala Furtado and General Manager Gabrielle Ryan invite you to the official opening of Queer on Country. Join us as we celebrate Peter's work and gather together at The Substation for light refreshments and drinks to kick off 2023.
The evening features a Welcome to Country by Yalukit-willam man Jaeden Williams.
Please contact us if you have any access requirements.
Friday 10 February, 6pm
All welcome, no RSVP required.
Presented by The Substation as part of Midsumma Festival.