Next date: Tuesday, 05 March 2024 | 01:00 AM to Saturday, 23 March 2024 | 06:00 PM

Alteration [PhCr-Pati Tyrell, Jaimie Waititi, Tapuaki Helu].jpg

Meeting at the intersections of cultural archival practices, digital technology and Queer Indigenous storytelling, Alteration presents a glimpse into the shapeshifting practice of the FAFSWAG arts collective, an Aotearoa based queer Polynesian arts collective. Contemplating ancestry and legacy, reclaiming stolen narratives, speculating fictional futures and redefining the cultural image of queer Pacific bodies living on stolen land. Alteration seeks to break a now predictable and fixed set of colonial determinants.

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About Queer PHOTO

Presented by Midsumma and PHOTO 2024, in partnership with Creative Victoria’s Go West program, Queer PHOTO is a first-of-its-kind collaboration - comprising artist commissions of large-scale outdoor artworks, gallery exhibitions and an interactive public performance program by local and international artists taking place in Footscray, Newport and Werribee from 27 January – 24 March 2024, across both Midsumma Festival and PHOTO 2024. Featuring over 17 artists, 14 exhibitions, 30 interactive events and 7 locations, Queer PHOTO is a multi-pronged program transforming iconic venues and the streets of the west into a gallery of accessible and highly visible visual artworks from LGBTIQA+ artists.  

Head to to check out the full line-up of FREE exhibitions and events or visit Midsumma Westside to see what else is happening in the west this Midsumma. 

Queer PHOTO program partners: Hobsons Bay City Council, Footscray Community Arts Centre, The Substation and Wyndham City Council.



  • Saturday, 27 January 2024 | 12:00 PM - Saturday, 23 March 2024 | 06:00 PM


The Substation galleries are open Wed-Sun 12.00pm-6.00pm

The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, 3015, View Map

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