STAUNCH: An Exploration of Aboriginal Queer Liberation


A painting of twelve squares of colourful imagery.

Photo by: Sia Duff

Nexus Arts is delighted to present STAUNCH: An Exploration of Aboriginal Queer Liberation as part of Tarnanthi, and including works on loan from the Flinders University Museum of Art.

Curated by Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian writer and artist Dominic Guerrera, STAUNCH foregrounds queerness, exposing the diversity of possibilities that reside within Aboriginal identities. The exhibition presents a curated collection of work created by queer Aboriginal contemporary visual artists, presented alongside text quotes from three Aboriginal poets and against the backdrop of a previously unheard soundscape. STAUNCH celebrates Blak liberation found in ideas, in love and in togetherness.

This exhibition will be presented online via nexusartsgallery.com (live from 14 January 2022) and in person as follows.

In striving to keep our community as safe as possible, from Tuesday, 18 January, we will be offering private viewings of STAUNCH in the Nexus Arts Gallery to individuals or household groups only. Bookings must be made with more than 24 hours’ notice.

All those wishing to attend a private viewing must be double vaccinated and wear a mask while inside the Gallery. Pre-booked audience groups or individuals will be met by one Nexus Arts staff member. Please note that the Gallery will not be open for audiences without a prior booking, and that Nexus Arts staff will be working from home as per current advice from the Government of South Australia throughout January.

Bookings are available at the following times:

Tuesday to Friday, 10am-3.30pm, from 18 January to 11 February inclusive.

To book, please email [email protected] with your preferred 15-minute timeslot, commencing either on the hour or half hour (eg. 1pm or 1.30pm). If your preferred time is already allocated, we will offer you another option. A reminder that bookings with less than 24 hours’ notice will not be able to be honoured.

Nexus Arts places the wellbeing and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences at front of mind and will respond to any changes of conditions.