9 — 20 August

The Huxleys are coming to the Convent!

Abbotsford Convent is thrilled to present DisGraceland by Melbourne/Naarm-based collaborative performance and visual artists, The Huxleys! Featuring an exhibition, workshops, an artist talk and a dance party, this is going to be a camp celebration of The Huxleys and… you guessed it… ELVIS!

DisGraceland sees The Huxleys on a wild road trip across rural Victoria for a lurid fever dream capturing the story of two queer alien Elvis’s trying to make it home. The Huxleys embrace the camp, unorthodox presence of how Elvis would have first appeared in small-town USA in the 1950s. Rewriting the history of rock ’n’ roll as a gay love story, The Huxleys have interpreted this in their own queer cosmic fashion. The duo created these photographs and costumes to speak to their continuing interest in escapism and otherworldly glamour.

In addition to the exhibition, audiences can take part in a crafting and bedazzling tea towel workshop, an artist talk and a dance party, coming to you in the form of a “queer fever dream of SchLock N Roll featuring an exquisite lineup of some of Naarms finest queer performers”.

Check out the announced events below, but pop back for the full lineup as more details for the full program will be announced very soon!


9 — 20 August
11am — 3pm

Taking place across the entirety of The Huxley’s visit here at the Convent, this headline event is an incredible re-writing of the history of rock’n’roll as a gay love story.

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Performance Night

12 August
8pm — 11pm

Join The Huxleys and some of Naarm’s finest queer performers in a one-night-only dance party!

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Stitch n Bitch

15 August
6pm — 8pm

Looking for a fun and crafty evening? Join The Huxleys for a fabulous stitch ‘n’ bitch session. Bedazzle your towel with sequins and enjoy music, good times, and creativity!

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Artist Talk

19 August

Join The Huxleys as they discuss their exhibition, DisGraceland. Discover their artistic process and their adventures in creating queer wizardry set to a disco beat.

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