10:00am, Wednesday 23 Oct

Civic Library, Canberra


Hosted by PhotoAccess

Raising the Flag: Matter of Pride is the first exhibition for the Museum of Experience.

Raising the Flag: Matter of Pride celebrates contemporary Pride, whilst honouring generations of Queer stories. This exhibition displays eleven new photographic portraits of Canberran LGBTIQ+ advocates, along with objects from their personal lives to make tangible each individual journey to Pride. Together the portraits make a never before seen Canberra Pride flag in the foyer of Civic Library and create a rainbow backdrop in which the objects are displayed on the mezzanine. The photographic portraits by photographer Jane Duong, have been inspired by the eleven colours of the “Progress” Pride Flag designed by Daniel Quasar. Victoria Firth-Smith, founder of the Museum of Experience has curated objects of Pride donated by each portrait subject to explore how the ‘personal is political’. To raise a flag means to “bring something to notice”, this exhibition showcases historical narratives of LGBTIQA+ visibility and offers a new experience for the rainbow community during Canberra Spring OUT Pride festival.

We invite you to contribute your experience of pride to the @museumofexperience collection. Take a photograph of something that is significant to your pride journey and tell us why it matters using #MatterOfPride and it will be added to the collection for the duration of this show.

Raising the Flag: Matter of Pride 24 October – 14 December 2019 at Libraries ACT, Civic Branch is a PhotoAccess initiative made possible through a generous ACT Government Office of LGBTIQ+ Affairs Capital of Equality grant.

Raising the Flag: Matter of Pride is a new mixed media artwork by local Lesbian artists Jane Duong and Victoria Firth-Smith.