We are not told to go to the wild American west, but to Altona, west of Melb0urne, Australia. In their online visual arts programme the 2011 Midsumma Festival writes ‘Liberate your boundaries for the second annual GOWEST contemporary Art Exhibition. Showcasing the creative queer best from Melbourne’s West, in Melbourne’s West. This is contemporary art with attitude – slick, savvy, serious and bittersweet.’
The GLBTIQ artists with a queer attitude are: Sharon Lam, Sue Manski, Michael O’Hanlon, Victoria Saray, Michelle Thompson and Ri Van Veen. The group show is curated by Tamara Watt.
GOWEST Contemporary Art Exhibition
Friday, 28th January to Sunday, 13th February 2011
10.00am – 4.00pm daily
The Joel Gallery, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre,
5 Sargood Street,
Altona 3018, Australia
Presented by Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre. Supported by Hobsons Bay City Council.