WHEN WAS THIS?
21 to 25 January 2020
A special edition of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2020 school holiday program, Contemporary Kids x Fambo celebrated the LGBTIQA+ experience in a welcoming and space for all families.
The 5 day event, curated by Fambo’s Jenn Blake, featured drop-in workshops, performances and installations created by queer contemporary artists Claudia Nicolson, Liam Benson, Nicole Barakat, Radha (Shahmen Suku) and Bhenji Ra and was hosted by performance artist NICOLA.
The event was presented in partnership with the Sydney Festival.
Images: Courtesy of Maya Baska // MCA
MCA Interview with Jenn
“Having queer artists and community inhabit a family space is intentional. It raises the awareness of the queer body and of queer community, it’s a celebration of both. Allowing families access to that empowers them to hold meaningful conversations about identity, to have proximate positive exchanges with LGBTIQA+ people and to see themselves reflected.”
– Jenn Blake
Fambo acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways on which we raise our children and make work.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present and to the generations of families who have gathered on this land for over 65,000 years.
Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded and resistance to ongoing colonisation continues.
Fambo Slo-Mo acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands and waterways on which we live,
raise our children and make work; The Gadigal, Wangal, Darug, Wurundjeri, and Dharwaral people.
We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
We thank and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, staff and families contributing to this project.
Fambo Slo-Mo is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and the NSW Government through Create NSW