Queer PHOTO: Lilah Benetti Artist Talk

  • Lilah Benetti , photograph by Juan Farrel
    Lilah Benetti , photograph by Juan Farrel
Queer PHOTO: Lilah Benetti Artist Talk
10 February 2024, 1pm—2pm
Event Information

Join Lilah Benetti in this one-off in conversation, along side South Sudanese artist and writer Atong Atem.

Shot on film, this series features portraits of migrant and Indigenous Black individuals, rooted in the unique context of what is commonly referred to as Australia. The word recognise that Blackness is far from a monolithic identity; rather, a mosaic of cultural, ethnic, and global Indigenous backgrounds, shaped and coloured by the unique contexts from which we emerge.

Lilah’s work speaks to the notion that when Blackness and Queerness intersect, the possibilities are endless, bound only by the ways in which we choose to represent ourselves – and our ideas of what it means to be self determinant. Our individual presence serves as a gateway to a safer future, one that reflects the potential of our collective futures—a future that is more tangible than we think.

This event is free however capacity is limited so bookings are required.

When: 10 February 2024, 1pm—2pm

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

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

Date & Times

Saturday 10 February, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Footscray Community Arts



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