MAY SPACE is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition by represented artist Todd Fuller, Convicts and Queens – A passionate History of Australia. His new exhibition presents true and unexpected stories of Australian same-sex attraction and masculinity.
This exhibition continues Fullers exploration of queer subject matter. Recently, Fuller was commissioned by the National Art School to work with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir to create a performance which opened the Museum of Love and Protest (Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 40th anniversary exhibition). His Unite project coincided with the marriage equality postal plebiscite creating a participatory animation for the general public.
Fuller writes, “in a post plebiscite world, it seems more important than ever to highlight the role of queer Australian’s in our history. It seems that for every myth and significant moment in the Australian story, if you look to the peripheral, or dare to scratch beneath the surface, there is a moving story from the LGBTIQ Australians who came before us.”
The exhibition includes three new video artworks: a new handdrawn animation depicting gay bushranger Captain Moonlight; a film featuring Australia’s first openly gay rugby league player, Ian Roberts, as one half of a same-sex couple’s tragic suicide pact; and the Sydney Convicts, the first gay and inclusive rugby club.
Convicts and Queens is open from December 5-22 with a special performance by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir alongside Drinks with the artist, Saturday, December 8, 3-5pm. Free entry.