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Peter Waples-Crowe (Ngarigo), campOUT, 2018, collage and acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.


4 May 2019 - 28 Jul 2019

insideOUT is a binary-blurring experience constructed by Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe.

This solo exhibition demolishes barriers by constructing new spaces to interrogate the meeting points of where Aboriginal and queer cultures intersect.

A visual showcase of Waples-Crowes’ distinctive collage works, as well as new experimentations with animation, fashion and live-art activation, insideOUT builds space for queer and blak people, stories and experiences to be held and encountered. Waples-Crowe engages collaboration as a strategy to explore themes of being simultaneously on both the inside, and the outside.

“I’m inside the culture because I’m Aboriginal; I’m outside because I’m gay. I’m inside gay culture because I’m gay, I’m outside because I’m Aboriginal.” – Peter Waples-Crowe to ABC, 2018. 

Peter Waples-Crowe is an awarding winning Ngarigo artist whose visual and performance practices operate in the intersection of Aboriginal identity, Koori spirituality and Australia’s ongoing colonisation. Waples-Crowe has been a finalist in nine of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards and won 10 major awards, as well as a finalist in three Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

insideOUT has been developed by Waples-Crowe during a 12-month artist residency at the Koorie Heritage Trust, funded by the Australian Department of Communication and the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts Program.

Image: Peter Waples-Crowe (Ngarigo), campOUT, 2018, collage and acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

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

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

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