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If The World Was Just

EXHIBITION KINGSTON If the world was just

If The World Was Just

24 Apr 2024 – 24 May 2024
A photographic exhibition exploring LGBTIQ+ human rights around the world through a series of portraits of local LGBTIQ+ community members.

If The World Was Just is a photographic portraiture exhibition where personal narratives intertwine with the global struggle for LGBTIQ+ rights. Originally developed for Thorne Harbour Health's award-winning 2016/17 annual report, the photography series has been revisited to consider the contemporary consequences of LGBTIQ+ people living in various countries around the world. 

Thorne Harbour Health is a LGBTIQ+ community-controlled organisation, governed by members, that provides a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. They serve the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities to ensure all gender, sex, and sexually diverse individuals are treated with dignity and can participate fully in society.  

For over a decade Virginia Cummins has created powerful distinctive images for a range of Thorne Harbour Health’s initiatives. A powerful supporter of the LGBTIQ+ community as a whole, she has delivered multiple award-winning campaigns and annual reports that are considered benchmarks in the field of communications. Virginia brings a compelling quality to her work. Determined to discover what drives and inspires people, she strives to capture the very spirit of her subject matter. 

To mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia, and Transphobia) Kingston Arts is hosting a Q&A panel, where panellists will discuss how art can promote empathy, challenge stereotypes and foster a more inclusive society.

The Q&A panel discussion will take place on Thursday 16 May, 6pm - 6:45pm with canapes and gallery viewing until 8pm. Register here.

CONTENT WARNING The exhibition discusses issues of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

G1 and G2 Galleries are wheelchair accessible and accessible toilets are available.

Production credits:
Developed by Thorne Harbour Health 
Photographed by Virginia Cummins (she/her) 
Production by Miss Bossy Boots 
Hair and Make Up by Narelle Hall (she/her)

Gallery Details

Kingston Arts Centre
979-985 Nepean Hwy
Moorabbin VIC 3189

T: (03) 9556 4440
W: www.kingstonarts.com.au

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm

Please note our galleries are closed on all Victorian public holidays and in between exhibitions.

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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.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.