Events

| FREE ENTRY

| Bookings not required unless otherwise stated in event listing

Queer Algorithms: Curator’s Tour

Friday 21 February, 12.30 – 1.30pm | Gus Fisher Gallery

Join Curator Lisa Beauchamp as she elaborates on the exhibition’s themes and artworks in this informative and relaxed talk and tour. 

Building inter-generational queer love: a panel talk

Saturday 29 February 6.30pm – 7.30pm | Pioneer Women’s Hall, Ellen Melville Centre

Join us for an opportunity to listen to and engage in conversation with active members of our Queer community. We will discuss how we can strengthen our inter-generational bonds through the passing-on of the lived experiences of radical creative queer praxis, and how we can continue our collective liberation through queer inter-generational love and resistance.

Speakers to be announced shortly.

No bookings are required. This free event is part of Queer Conversations, an event series organised by artist Bronte Perry for the Queer Algorithms exhibition. With support from Rule Foundation. 

m_Doomsday {Shitney (exorcism)} – a performance by John Walter

Thursday 12 March, 7.00pm – 8.00pm | Gus Fisher Gallery

Prominent UK-based artist John Walter will be visiting the gallery to perform one of his iconic ‘jestered drag’ personas in response to his work in Queer Algorithms.

Tarot reading with John Walter

Friday 13 March, 4.00pm – 6.00pm | Gus Fisher Gallery

Have your fortune read by artist John Walter with his very own artist-made and ‘queered’ tarot cards.

Panel Talk: Banning Conversion Therapy 

Wednesday 25 March, 6.00pm – 7.00pm | Gus Fisher Gallery

After the Prime Minister announced the government would not move forward on the proposed ban, the fight continues to protect the safety and wellbeing of queer people from this practice. Join a panel of activists, artists, and politicians to discuss this controversial practice, its impact of queer communities, and the often-fraught intersection of gender, sexuality, and religion.

Remembering Brandon: a kōrero on trans visibility  

Thursday 2 April, 6.00pm | Gus Fisher Gallery

Expanding upon and coming into conflict with the seminal work Brandon by Shu Lea Cheang, researcher and community health worker Max Whitehurst leads a discussion on trans histories, dissensus, and the politics of recognition. 

A queer history of coding with an introduction to Web Development 

Saturday 18 April, 10.00am – 12.30pm | Bookings required | Gus Fisher Gallery

Learn about the queer history of computer science as well as the basics of web development in this hands-on workshop led by Jessica Morgan and Kimmi Rindel. 

This event is free, however bookings are required. 

An evening of poetry with essa may ranapiri and friends 

Wednesday 29 April, 6.00pm – 7.00pm | Gus Fisher Gallery

Join essa may ranapiri with fellow poets Te Inuwai Nathan, Simone Kaho and Tāwhanga Nopera for an intimate poetry reading. 

Queer Conversations 

Dates and times to be announced soon | Gus Fisher Gallery

Curated by artist Bronte Perry, this series will take the form of two different events relating to the wellbeing and empowerment of trans folk and gender minorities.