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BROLGA: A Queer Koori Wonderland at the National Portrait Gallery

A digital artwork of a brolga bird, looking over its shoulder.
A digital artwork of a brolga bird, looking over its shoulder.

Overview

Go find your costume box and get ready to shake your tail feathers at Brolga, this year’s iteration of the National Portrait Gallery’s 18+ late-night event!

First staged at Melbourne Fringe, Brolga is a collective takeover of the Gallery curated by Wiradjuri man and multidisciplinary artist Joel Bray, featuring First Nations and Queer DJs and performing artists. The Gallery will transform into an explorative wonderland of dance, art, film and performance, inspired by First Nations stories of the dancing Brolga.

As the night progresses, interactive spaces and corners will be activated. Delve into the depths of Bray’s much-loved Considerable Sexual License performance, channel your creativity at our Brolga-inspired craft station, and dance the night away in the glow of a disco ball.

If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, gather and feast on a mouthwatering line-up of food stall offerings, or grab a drink at one of our bars.

Dates

3 May 2024
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National Portrait GalleryKing Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
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  • Parents Room
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