Exhibition, Performance
Bent Western
Ron Adams, Lionel Bawden, Liam Benson, Drew Bickford, Michael Butler, Karen Coull, José Da Silva, Christine Dean, Tim Hilton, Marius Jastkowiak, Erna Lilje, Arthur McIntyre, Jessica Olivieri, Kurt Schranzer, George Tillianakis, Anastasia Zaravinos
Michael Butler, Untitled, 1999 (detail)
Bent Western explored Western Sydney’s queer culture. It was an official event of the 30th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and featured works from a selection of prominent queer artists active in Sydney’s west over the previous 30 years. The artists in Bent Western have lived, worked or studied in Western Sydney and made important contributions to queer cultures in the region and beyond. Bent Western demonstrates how art about sexuality always evokes a sense of place.
Curatorial Essay:
Bent Western

Blacktown Arts Centre

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, 2008


8 February –
12 April 2008


Daniel Mudie Cunningham