Brolga: A Queer Koori Wonderland
From Joel Bray comes a contemporary gathering ground created through light, colour, projected image and ecstatic dancing bodies.
Encounter a riot of saturated colour and a joyous clashing of projected videos carpeting the interior spaces of The Substation. Rooms, hallways, and unconventional spaces will be filled with pop-up DJ sets, spontaneous dance parties inspired by iconic Blakfella dancefloor culture, drag performance and roving queer couture from the most celebrated artists and designers.
With an interactive art garden, pop-up performances from drag and performance art darlings, plus a rotating roster of some of Naarm/Melbourne’s best club DJs, you’re invited to celebrate queer artists, Koori artists and art-making at this glorious party.
When: Saturday 7 October, 9pm-3am
Where: The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport
Tickets: $15 - $35 via The Substation
About the artist
Joel Bray is an artist, dancer, choreographer and proud Wiradjuri man living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). His practice draws on his cultural heritage and an exploration of the experiences of fair-skinned Aboriginal people, as well as the experiences of contemporary gay men in an increasingly digital and isolated world.
Joel trained at NAISDA and WAAPA before pursuing a career in Europe and Isreal, returning to Australia in 2015 to work with CHUNKY MOVE. His first work as a choreographer, Biladurang, won three Melbourne Fringe Awards in 2016.