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Website Launch | Kink: Queer Australian Art

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Join us for the launch of queer art history collective Kink's new website, the first ever free and publicly-accessible online database dedicated to showcasing the work of Australian LGBTQIA+ artists.

Featuring over 100 artists and artworks from 1900 to now, this evolving platform seeks to represent the diversity and reach of queer Australian art in its myriad forms.

Since coming together in 2019, Kink has been researching and connecting with artists, communities, arts institutions, curators, writers, art historians, and estates from across the continent to establish what they describe as a “living archive of LGBTQIA+ arts practice”.

Hear from Kink members Amelia BarikinCourtney CoombsCallum McGrathSpiros Panigirakis, and Tim Riley Walsh as they discuss the collective’s origins, their ongoing research project, and the queer histories that have been brought to light along the way.


We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here.  

Guest Biographies

Kink are a cross-disciplinary working group researching and formalising a history of queer Australian art. Their work is defined by interests in scholarship, publishing, advocacy, and  access. They are passionate about generating new and open resources for and about the Australian LGBTQIA+ visual arts community. They currently comprise art historian Amelia Barikin, artist and facilitator Courtney Coombs, artist and researcher Callum McGrath, artist and educator Spiros Panigirakis, and art historian and curator Tim Riley Walsh.

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