Lismore Regional Gallery | In Conversation: Scott Harrower with Benjamin Law
Lismore Regional Gallery is holding a free talk between artist Scott Harrower and broadcaster Benjamin Law, to coincide with the launch of Harrower’s new exhibition, Fighting not Dancing.
Starting at 6pm on Wednesday 5 June, Scott Harrower will join author, journalist and broadcast Benjamin as they discuss, provoke and engage with the topic of Gay Australia’s history and its 21st century perspective.
This is a free event, with bookings essential.
Benjamin Law appears as an invited guest of the Artist.
Fighting not Dancing is a photographic and sound installation addressing homophobic violence against men who love men. Scott Harrower’s practice led research investigates both personal and historical stories that have been denied and/or forgotten; such as the persecution of non-binary convict and early pioneer relationships, post WWll police brutality committed against gays and multiple unsolved murders that were fuelled by AIDS hysteria of the mid 1980-90s. Through the prism of a violent attack at The Fairground, the artist’s narrative has no ending; rather it poses further questions about religious fervour and the right to discriminate against ‘Others’. The work includes an orchestral collaboration with New York Composer, Ron Nahass.
Fighting not Dancing is on at Lismore Regional Gallery from 18 May – 30 June 2019.
For more info and to book visit the Lismore Regional Gallery website.