Queer PHOTO: Alteration

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Queer PHOTO: Alteration
Artists: FAFSWAG

Exhibition Date: 27 January—23 March 2024
Event Information

A decade of groundbreaking work from queer Polynesian artist collective FAFSWAG.

Meeting at the intersections of cultural archival practices, digital technology and queer Indigenous storytelling, Alteration presents a glimpse into the shapeshifting practice of FAFSWAG, an Aotearoa-based queer Polynesian arts collective.

This outdoor exhibition at Footscray Community Arts complements a major showing at The Substation. Compiling a decade of artistic output, with two years of co-design, co-curation, research and production, this show presents a mixed media archival exhibition of significant works from the collective from 2013 to now.

Contemplating ancestry and legacy, reclaiming stolen narratives, speculating fictional futures, and redefining the cultural image of queer Pacific bodies living on stolen land, Alteration seeks to break down predictable fixed colonial narratives.

Footscray Community Arts Outdoor Exhibition: 27 January—23 March 2024
The Substation Indoor Exhibition: 27 January—23 March 2024


Artworks are located across the Riverside Lawn, Myrtle Café, Lawn River & Pier and Weaving Sustainable Futures garden. Indoor exhibition is located at The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport VIC 3015.  


This exhibition is part of Queer PHOTO, a site-wide activation comprising large-scale outdoor works, indoor gallery exhibitions, and an interactive public program by local and international artists as part of Midsumma Festival. Check out Queer PHOTO Exhibition for more information.

A Queer PHOTO exhibition Presented by Midsumma and PHOTO Australia Supported by Creative Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Go West Fund.

Date & Times

Saturday 27 January 10:00 am

Monday 25 March 4:00 pm

Footscray Community Arts Riverside Lawn


QueerPHOTO at Footscray Community Arts