Spring and summer events

25 October 2012

Some dates for spring and summer events from our October 2012 newsletter:

8 October – Sunday 28 October

‘Passions of the cut sleeve’, solo exhibition by printmaker George Gilmour, about same-sex partnerships in history, Newsagency Gallery, 332 Stanmore Rd, Petersham. More info at

Wednesday 31 October – 24 November

‘The Rainbow Aphorisms of David McDiarmid’ – exhibition curated by Dr Sally Gray of David McDiarmid’s art at Neon Parc, Level 1, 53 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Tel (03) 9663 0911,

Thursday 15 November, 7.30 pm

ALGA’s annual general meeting at the Victorian AIDS Council, 6 Claremont Street South Yarra. Members will be sent further information in the coming weeks. Only members who were financial for 2011-12 by 15 August 2012 are entitled to vote, but all are warmly invited. Light refreshments will be served after the formal proceedings, followed by a panel presentation ‘Towards 2028’ (president Daniel Marshall, co-patron Joan Nestle, and Robert Gibbs, member and advisor to ALGA, on fund raising strategies).

Sunday 13 January

Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival kicks off with Carnival at Birrarung Marr on the banks of the Yarra. ALGA will be there – feel welcome to drop by our tent and say hello.

Sunday 20 January, 11 am

ALGA will host a CBD history walk, led by Graham Willett, this event marking the start of ALGA’s 35th anniversary year. Starting at State Library, this year’s walk will take in some new city spots and stories. Booking is essential via the Midsumma website, which will go live with details during November (numbers are limited for safety reasons). Costs are $20 or $10 concession, plus booking fee.

Sunday 3 February, assemble in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda (time to be advised)

There will be an ALGA contingent at Melbourne’s Pride March. Let us know if you’d like to be part of it: email Daniel Marshall at Assembly details closer to the time on the Pride March Victoria website.