Vital signs: interpreting the archive
9-27 July 2014
Level 7, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm
This exhibition presents a unique opportunity for contemporary artists to engage with and creatively interpret the collection of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Each of the artists has a rich art practice that considers social justice, activism and GLBTQI cultures and all have engaged with different aspects of the collection to inform their work.
The Archives were established in 1978 and for the last 35 years have actively collected and preserved GLBTQI material from across Australia and sought to educate a wider audience about Australian GLBTQI history. The Archives are a community-orientated organisation committed to preserving and sharing the rich and diverse histories of the GLBTQI communities for future generations.
The exhibition is an affiliated independent event of the 20th International AIDS Conference and considers the shared histories of the GLBTQI and HIV communities in a contemporary representation.
Curated by Angela Bailey and Nick Henderson