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The Valerie Hexibition

James Welsby x Midsumma

The Valerie Hexibition is an outdoor exhibition and performance series featuring 20 elaborate and breath-taking costumes designed and made by Tristan Seebohm in collaboration with drag artist Valerie Hex. Spanning almost a decade of projects, these costumes have been embodied in a variety of contexts. From being worn in multi-award-winning cabaret YUMMY, to a residency at Dancehouse on queer dance, to a film commission from the Leigh Bowery Theatre, these costumes have surprised and delighted audiences around the world.

Valerie Hex will perform once an hour for four hours in a forest of 20 dressed mannequins visualising an impressive body of work. Part visual exhibition, and part performance, this outdoor free public artwork will invite audiences to look up-close at the fine craftsmanship of the designs or look from afar at the overall impact of the artwork this special relationship has yielded. Melbourne’s drag community is robust, exciting, and extremely stylish, and The Valerie Hexibition proudly represents this celebrated reputation.

The Valerie Hexibition 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.

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