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From 18 February to 9 July 2023 a large selection of Barry Kay’s As A Woman photography project will be on display at a major exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition takes a queer lens to the State Library’s vast collection and shares more than 20 untold stories that celebrate LGBTQI+ communities.
Barry kay (r) accompanied by Barry Kay Archive founder Michael Werner (l). Bottom right a short note in which Barry thanks Michael for giving him the camera that allowed him to create (among other projects) ‘As a Woman’.
More information on the website of the State Library of New South Wales.
From the website:
From hook-ups to ACT-UP, Ballroom to ball sports, fag hags to radical drag, and coalition to intersectionality, we shine the spotlight on lives, loves, industries and identities that have historically been overlooked and undervalued.
Curated from queer perspectives with input from community historians, activists and creatives, Pride (R)evolution centres LGBTQI+ experience.
Experience an immersive display of photographs, posters, letters, scrapbooks, clothing, film and sound — as well as newly commissioned works from queer and trans writers and artists.
A dynamic events program supports the exhibition, featuring local and international LGBTQI+ luminaries. Highlights during Sydney WorldPride include a star-studded celebration of the late Doris Fish. In May, acclaimed playwright Alana Valentine curates an evening of storytelling with music, exploring the legacy of crossdressing vaudevillian Nellie Small. Pride month in June will be celebrated with storytelling, screenings and performance associated with the exhibition.