AMAZING NEWS!! we just receive the HEY $10k grant from Youth Affairs Council Victoria to support the governance and sustainability of Queering Some Space for 2018!
Making this grassroots group into a grassroots group into a lush field of support using a multidisciplinary approach to establishing a safe and inclusive space and ongoing support structure for young SSASGD/LGBTIQ+ people in an isolated rural area.
I started QUEERing Some Space winter 20187 as TOPshelf first Artist Collective Pilot. The group was an exploration of activating a free community space and facilitating weekly groups working towards a shared purpose. Pretty much I had photographed a bunch of young Gippslandian's for the I Do BIG Picture 2 years ago. They were growing up and coming out in a pretty awesome loud and proud way. I Artivism (Art + Activism) collective for the LGBTQUI....LMNOP Youth of Gippsland.
The Marley Street Hub was a community space in the housing flats of Sale. And looking to integrate. more into the community. It was equaled the perfect formular for me. Free + heating + couches + kitchen + printer + toilets + free condoms x wifi = Lush