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Midsumma Festival 2022

When

23 Jan – 13 Feb

Where

Abbotsford Convent

Cost

Free & Ticketed events!

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Website

midsumma.org.au

When

23 Jan – 13 Feb

Where

Abbotsford Convent

Cost

Free & Ticketed events!

Follow

InstagramFacebookTwitter

Website

midsumma.org.au

Presented by Convent Live

Australia’s beloved annual premier queer festival is back!

Get involved in an explosion of diverse events that will push boundaries and minds centring around hidden and mainstream queer culture. Featuring local, interstate, and international artists, you’re sure to find something that inspires this January and February across a range of free and ticketed events.

Flying the Flag

Contemporary British artist Annabel McCourt exhibits her work for the first time in Australia at St Heliers Street Gallery. This exhibition features flags created from Annabel’s unique perspective around symbolism, colonialism, representation, rule and identity.

25 January – 26 February 2022
St Heliers Street Gallery
Free!

SMASH: The Drag Show

Dancing divas and dapper dudes duke it out WWE style–exploring gay villainy, homoeroticism and drag in sports–all for the crown and the glory.

5 February 2022
Oratory
$25 full/$15 concession

CLOSET Convent Party

For homosexuals and those who love them, CLOSET  takes over the iconic Convent for an outdoor day-to-night dance party.

6 March 2022*new date
Mercator Lawn
$45 full/$60 door

ROPETIMES

Direct from Gaytimes Festival, facilitated by artist and ropeworker Luke George, be part of a workshop in rope bondage and navigating intimacy, pleasure and consent.

30 January 2022
Rosina Auditorium
$40 full/$30 concession

Into the Wild

Convent-based artist Eureka O’Hanlon joins forces with David Helmers to exhibit works responding to our recent lived experience of shared vulnerabilities in the unknown.

1 – 20 February 2022
The Store
Free!

A Composting Cabaret

A reflective, rekindling and re-wilding party for grown-ups hosted by and enjoyed with Betty Grumble and Dandrogyny.

4 February 2022
Industrial School
$25

Mini Beast Disco

Co-presented by Convent Kids, Mini Beast Disco is a big-hearted, community-minded eco-disco extravaganza—recommended for kids aged 3–9 and their families.

4 & 5 February 2022
Industrial School
$5

 

Your safety is our priority

View the Convent’s COVIDSafe plans here.