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A Rainbow of Tomorrows

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A Rainbow of Tomorrows

9 Sep 2022 – 20 Nov 2022

The apocalypse has come, already living in a dystopian world, you are invited into ‘A Rainbow of Tomorrows’, to gather and celebrate in sanctum. Though, What does a Blak queer utopia look like right now? Tomorrow? Or many yesterdays ago? As our apocalypse was the beginning of a colonial ‘utopia’. First Nations peoples have been busy and are tired of resisting and surviving against a colonial dream, one that makes no space for queer Blak folks.
Stone Motherless Cold

A Rainbow of Tomorrows is a guest-curated project led by Stone Motherless Cold in partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival and City of Melbourne.

A Blak futurism queer art exhibition, A Rainbow of Tomorrows is a multidisciplinary exhibition of the works of queer First Nations artists along with multiple activating public program events throughout the show’s duration. These public programs include opening and closing night events with drag and cabaret performances, ‘The Hazy Lounge’ featuring spoken word and musical performances, a life-drawing session, and panel discussion exploring Blak queer futurist perspectives. A sum of its parts, A Rainbow of Tomorrows invites an array of queer creative mob to carve out a space for respite from the heteropatriachal settler-colony, and explore our individual and collective vision(s) of utopia in this place.

Stone Motherless Cold aka Tre Turner (she/they/re) is an Eastern Arrernte gem, currently based in Narrm. A crystalline being posing as human, their drag is their main medium, using the queer art form to centre their performance art, writing and visual art. They are part of the Motherless Collective, a VIC NAIDOC LGBTQIA+ 2019 title winner and 1st-Runner Up Miss First Nations 2021. Stone has been a part of the People of Cabaret Executive Council since 2020. Stone has previously worked on ‘The Fae’ debuting at Yirramboi Festival 2021, ‘Drag of Kwatye’ at Melbourne Fringe Festival and part of ‘Dis Rupt’, Yirramboi Festival 2019 and ‘Lets Take Over presents: The Reveillon’ at Northcote Town Hall (to name a few…).

Gallery Details

Koorie Heritage Trust 
Levels 1 & 3
Yarra Building
Federation Square

Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
T: (03) 8662 6300
E: info@koorieheritagetrust.com.au
W: koorieheritagetrust.com.au

Opening Hours
10am to 5pm
7 days a week
Closed all Victorian and National Public Holidays
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.