Maree Azzopardi in Sweden 2008

Video: Sydney-based artist Maree Azzopardi at Galleri Tapper-Popermajer, Sweden in 2008. The exhibition was curated by Jonathan Turner.

Visual artist Maree Azzopardi features in Lesbian Art – An Encounter With Power by Elisabeth Ashburn, (Craftsman House 1996). In 2010 Maree Azzopardi was one of 14 acclaimed artists from 7 countries to appear in the exhibition ‘Matt Dave Gold’, which was presented to coincide with the 2010 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. The group exhibition celebrated the sport of diving and Australia’s Olympic gold medalist Matt Mitcham. ‘Matt Dave Gold’ was also curated by Jonathan Turner.

Vancouver – Queer Arts Festival 2014: JUL 23 – AUG 9

Excerpt from Queer Arts Festival’s newsletter July 5, 2014

Queer Arts Festival 2014: JUL 23 – AUG 9

ReGenerations: Dare to be challenged. Risk being Changed.

SD HolmanThe Queer Arts Festival [in Vancouver, Canada] is fast approaching, and we’ve been busy putting together an extraordinary selection of events that everyone will enjoy. Don’t forget to visit our website and subscribe to @ QAFVancouver for the most up-to-date information about this year’s Queer Arts Festival!

Photo Booth with SD Holman

We have just confirmed that this year at the Art Party, our very own SD Holman will be running a photo booth. SD Holman is the artist behind Butch: Not Like the Other Girls, a captivating photo-exhibit aimed to honour the beauty, power and diversity of women who transgress the gender binary, with subjects reflecting the many sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and styles of Butch. SD Holman recently received the 2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her work with the Festival, and we can confidently say that she is the first bearded, butch, Jewish dyke to receive this award.

A photo taken by SD Holman is $50, which includes a print. All proceeds from the photo booth will benefit the Pride in Art Society.

Admission to the Art Party is by donation.

Verena Jaekel – New Family Portraits

Verena Jaekel - Fotoraum_poster
Poster: New Family Portraits by Verena Jaekel at Fotoraum, Colonge, Germany, July 5 – August 3, 2014.

There are people who feel that same sex couples shouldn’t raise children. It wasn’t that long ago that people felt that a black person and a white person shouldn’t get married. It wasn’t that long ago that women were told they shouldn’t have an education. So society progresses. We are at a point right now where society is continuing to progress (…).” – From ‘New Family Portraits Interviews’, Video interviews, Don, 12.05.2006.

I cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition on July 5th 2014 at 3pm at FOTORAUM in Köln Lindenthal.

Reception with the patron of the exhibition Volker Beck, Member of the Bundestag.
There will be coffee, cake and lemonade.
If you happen to be in Cologne, please come and celebrate with us.

Verena Jaekel