Exhibition Launch: Waiting for Equality


Saturday, 7 December 2019, 03:00 pm

Location: Watt Space Gallery, City Campus

Please Join Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle Councillor Declan Clausen for the launch of the Waiting for Equality exhibition.

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER FROM 3PM
AT WATT SPACE GALLERY

Waiting for Equality Flyer

All are welcome to attend.

Waiting for Equality is an exhibition that brings together archival and contemporary material to focus on LGBTQI+ history, as it has emerged in the city of Newcastle. Until now, LGBTQI+ history and culture has yet to be the focus of a public exhibition and has received little attention through academic scholarship. The exhibition is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate this history and culture, focusing on the development of LGBTQI+ rights and the historically significant moment in December 2017 when same sex marriage was legalised throughout Australia. The passing of the bill has been seen as a watershed moment for equal rights within Australia and was the outcome of decades of campaigning by the LGBTQI+ community.

Waiting for Equality
has developed out of an interdisciplinary research project by Dr James Bennett, Professor Marguerite Johnson, Dr Kcasey McLoughlin and Dr David Betts at the University of Newcastle and in conversation with LGBTQI+ community groups in the region.

The Waiting for Equality Project is generously supported by a bequest from the late Mrs Janet Copley.

EXHIBITION DATES 7 DECEMBER 2019 - 4 MARCH 2020

For more information, please contact
Watt Space Gallery
wattspacegallery@newcastle.edu.au 

FRONT IMAGE: Designed by Theresa Smith, Timothy James and Jed Cranfield.