Lu Forsberg & Callum McGrath
03 May 2018
Do you have something to say?
For their collaborative First Thursdays event Callum McGrath and Lu Forsberg welcome you to take part in Serious Queer Business: a group discussion open to a diverse range of queer identifying individuals and artists living in Australia. Everyone is welcome to sit in and listen to the discussion and attendees are welcome to add their points to the agenda on the day.
Subverting the structures of a corporate boardroom—traditionally understood to be a white, heteronormative, and patriarchal space—the artists stage their own meeting to address the concerns, thoughts, and questions of queer-identifying speakers. Serious Queer Business creates a safe space for queer individuals to bring these concerns to a community discussion, where relationships can be strengthened.
Some of the speakers and topics that will be discussed on the evening include:
—Brigid Hansen, ‘Curating Queer’
—Harrison Sanchez: ‘Non-binary and emerging gender IDs in the workplace, schools and spaces that enforce uniforms’
—Courtney Coombs: ‘Am I Queer enough?’
—Nicholas Brocchi: ‘Who is the contemporary Queer subject?’
If you identify as queer and would like to speak at this event, please email Callum and Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May.
Business attire is not required. Light refreshments, coffee and tea will be provided. Register your attendance here.
Callum McGrath and Lu Forsberg acknowledge the traditional owners of Meanjin (Brisbane). They pay their respects to their elders past, present and future.
Informed by queer history and experiences, Callum McGrath’s practice disrupts and negotiates representations of the queer male identity. His work has been featured in various group and solo exhibitions including: Passing, West Space, Melbourne; HATCHED, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth; Rose Tinted, FELTspace, Adelaide; and Site (re) Constructed, Bus Projects, Melbourne. He is a founding co-director of Cut Thumb ARI, alongside Lu Forsberg.
Brisbane-based artist Lu Forsberg is the recipient of the 2017 Jeremy Hynes Award and will present a new work, Transparency and other worries at the IMA, opening Saturday 5 May. Forsberg graduated with a BFA (Visual Arts) honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 2016 and has exhibited nationally and internationally at spaces including the QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (2018); Metro Arts, Brisbane, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier (2017); and the Fu Jen University, New Taipei (2016).