08 February 2023, 12:00pm–4:00pm
| Library forecourt
328 Swanston Street
The Huxleys’ 'Places of Worship' series explores the fading magic of supernatural worlds in which Melbourne-based performance and visual artists Will and Garrett Huxley cast themselves as exquisite outsiders, isolated and ornate, and existing on the fringes of places – and the margins of society.
Places of Worship presents a longing for the fecund precious jewels of the earth to be celebrated and adored, connecting with the glamour The Huxleys find in the surreal peripheries of the world and emulating the outrageous beauty they interpret in nature through their costume and styling.
As LGBTQIA+ people growing up in suburban homogenous and conditioned places, feeling isolated, alone and different, The Huxleys’ new photographs embody these feelings and express a sense of safety in isolation – the natural world is non-judgmental beautiful and precious and needs protection. These photographs invite the viewer to find a similar beauty in explosively queer bodies, yearning for the difference to be marvelled at, worshipped and praised.
Please note: lightboxes and performances will be moved to the Library forecourt on Wednesday, 8 February between 12pm - 4pm.
Learn more about the Places of Worship event.
Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne has been supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.