Absolutely Queer

Location marker iconUltimoTime iconOn Now – 31 Dec 2023
In the early days it was very risqué to go out on the street dressed up in outrageous costumes, and Mardi Gras gave us the opportunity to do that... Having a crowd of people all dressed up gave us the courage, whereas we wouldn’t have done it on our own.
Ron Muncaster

Absolutely Queer is an exhibition celebrating contemporary queer creativity for Sydney WorldPride 2023. 

It showcases Sydney’s leading queer creatives who are reshaping attitudes towards their community through their work, creative processes and personal stories, and features costumes, design, artworks, fashion, activism and multimedia.

From installation and performance artists to videogame developers, cartoonists and fashion designers, these creatives form a diverse snapshot of LGBTQIA+ creativity and activism in Sydney.


Powerhouse Late: Queerbourhood, the official opening of the Absolutely Queer exhibition, celebrated the LGBTQIA+ artists in the exhibition and their communities.

Taking over the iconic Powerhouse Transport Hall, the event featured live performances, talks, tours and workshops hosted by some of Sydney’s legendary LGBTQIA+ creatives and was curated by Jonny Seymour and Paul Mac, who have been supporting Sydney’s emerging queer artists for decades.

Powerhouse Lates

Powerhouse Lates


Maurice Goldberg and Matthew Aberline of The Beautiful and Useful Studio
Dennis Golding
Justin Shoulder
Sexy Galexy
Renè Rivas
Nikita Majajas of Doodad + Fandango
DJ Charlie Villas
Nicol & Ford
Scott Ford and Peter Foley of Fuzzy Ghost

Acknowledging our pioneering Mardi Gras creatives, the exhibition includes costumes featured in the 1996 Powerhouse exhibition Absolutely Mardi Gras, including work by Brenton Heath-Kerr, Ron Muncaster, Brian Ross and Peter Tully.

Jonny Seymour
Paul Mac

Powerhouse Collection

Object No. 96/305/2
'Cotton Blossom' costume by Ron Muncaster

Absolutely Queer x Powerhouse



On Gadigal land

Powerhouse Ultimo
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007

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