Hand in Hand' Group Exhibition

'Hand in Hand' group exhibition
Boomalli Urban Aboriginal Artist Co-Operative & Performance Space, Sydney, Australia
February - March, 2008

The first exhibition of its kind, the 'Hand in Hand' group exhibition is held in venues including Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative and Performance Space both venues based in Sydney with inclusion of artists ranging from Maori, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders all of whom are indigenous and 'queer' ie: Fa'a fafine, Takatapui, Sistagirl, Queenie, Third gender, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersexed community. The exhibition takes place in February 2008 to coincide with the 30 th celebration of the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival, which promises to be even bigger, better, and brighter then ever before! Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative's annual Sydney Mardi Gras exhibition is an opportunity for indigenous artists across the Pacific to participate in a celebration of International standing through an exhibition program that openly challenges dominant views on sexuality in the Indigenous community.' The exhibition is held in collaboration with the Performance Space at CarriageWorks and the Aids Council of NSW in Australia. The artwork featured includes paintings, print, sculpture, installations, photography, moving image, performance art, music and costume. This exhibition is supported by the Creative New Zealand Arts Council. Artists in 'Hand in Hand' group exhibition include: Gary Lee, Jeffery Samuels, Tracey Moffatt, Arone Raymond Meeks, r e a, Darrell Sibosado, Clinton Nain, Adrian Wills, Dianne Jones, Moana Nepia, Niwhai Tupaea, Sionelagi Falemaka, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Claudine Sartain, Salote Tawale, Jenny Fraser and Shigeyuki Kihara. Co curators Jenny Fraser and Shigeyuki Kihara

Contact information: Shigeyuki Kihara: duskygeisha@yahoo.co.nz or Jenny Fraser: dot_ayu@yahoo.com.au