Coming out as LGBTIQ2A+ has long been a courageous and powerful act where the personal and public collide and art has often been used as a powerful tool for queer visibility.
Ahead of National Coming Out Day, the team of curators behind the upcoming Queer exhibition opening in December 2021 discuss works in the NGV Collection that record and highlight the diverse experiences of queer communities, from Ancient Greece to the present day.
Presented as part of LGBT History Month.
Myles Russell-Cook, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV
Pip Wallis, Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV
Meg Slater, Assistant Curator, International Exhibition Projects, NGV
Dr Angela Hesson, Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980, NGV
Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, NGV
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