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Places of Worship

The Huxleys x Midsumma

25 Jan 20235:00pm to 9:00pmAll AgesFreeMidsumma FestivalPerformance

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 queer 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, it is beautiful and precious and needs protection. These photographs invite the viewer to find a similar beauty in explosively queer bodies, yearning for difference to be marvelled at, worshipped and praised.

Places of Worship is supported by Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne

Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne is a wave of outdoor arts, music, performance and culture across iconic locations in Melbourne’s CBD, in summer ’23. Ignite will intrigue you, and encourage you out of your regular programming as each activation takes you on an immersive and interactive journey.

The six productions that make up Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne have been created and curated by quintessential Melbourne Artists, each piece will share with you their expression of A Safe(R) Space and the beautiful intricacies of intersections of a diverse community.

This will be the first time these works have ever been experienced at this scale.

Image credit: The Huxleys, Places of Worship
The Huxleys are represented for fine art by Murray White Room

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