Melbourne: Midsumma Fesitval January 15 to February 5 2012

The Programme of the Midsumma 2012 queer arts festival in Melbourne, Australia has been published this week. Midsumma is a federation of arts and cultural events spread over 70 different venues throughout Melbourne. The festival will run from Sunday January 15 to Sunday February 5, 2012. If features a big choice of queer events from visual arts show to performing arts, spoken word, live music, film and social events. I have had a quick look at the visual arts programme and I have spotted a couple of exhibitions, which I am sure that Australian lovers of lesbian art will look forward to visiting.

The Midsumma programme reads “31 lesbian artists showcase their exciting new work for your viewing pleasure.Back by popular demand! The huge lesbian art exhibition 31@21 returns to Midsumma in 2012. Thirty-one emerging and established lesbian artists present exciting new work for your viewing pleasure. Don’t miss the opening night party, where the cream of Melbourne’s lesbian art community come out to play.”

Opening night: Friday 20 Jan
Date: 20-22, 28 & 29 Jan, 2012
21 Easey Street,
Victoria 3066, Australia

The Decision is yours
Modern Aboriginal art by Rynelle Walker at Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery. Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery’s website reads “Rynelle Walker is an indigenous artist continuing the practice of the most ancient cultural tradition, whilst imbuing her work with a contemporary vibrancy. Rynelle began painting in 2000 while working in the Northern Territory. Celebrating women and mother earth, Rynelle’s work captures beauty, struggles and strengths through her unique use of colour and intricate dot patterns. Rynelle has been involved in a number of group exhibitions and her work is now held in both corporate and private collections throughout Australia.”

The Decision is yours
Artist: Rynelle Walker
Dates: 17 Jan to 15 Feb, 2012
Gallery Hours: Daily 9am to 5pm
Venue: Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery at Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne
Enquires: Tracey McIrvine 03 8606 4200 or