Identity Events

Indian art by R. Kaleka

Postcolonial Happiness : British Empire and Indian Art

Though this lecture does not negate the conversations on and around decolonisation, it mainly focuses on the residual positive effects of colonialism on the art and culture of South Asia-mainly on the Indian subcontinent. The proposed discussion on Postcolonialism and its impact on Indian art is not an attempt to salvage the glorious or inglorious imperial past but to learn how the new world can move beyond this period-together, towards a place of mutual respect, diversity and inclusiveness.

Colourful graphic image of people representing minority groups

Intersectionality: Past, Present and Future

Intersectionality was originally coined to refer to double oppression and was adopted by the black feminist movement before becoming mainstream.  Today it has been repurposed to reflect the many diverse facets of our identities. Join us for a study of black feminism and the evolution of intersectionality. 

Generation Z - a surreal portrait of a boy surrounded social media and internet symbols

Worlds Apart: A Generation Divided

In this talk we investigate through a materialist lens the shifting approaches to culture, humour and politics as a generation raised on the internet and subjected to constant streams of information comes of age. 

Drag queen with a blue hair

A Brief History of Drag

Join us as we explore the history of cross-dressing, drag and performance intent on queering gender expression. We will delve into the vast array of genres in which drag has appeared, investigate drag kings, queens, things, bio queens and creature drag and discuss the future of the art form given its meteoric rise.

Cindy Sherman artwork

Exploring Gender through Art

For LGBT Pride Month we will be hosting a lecture on Exploring Gender through contemporary art. In this session we will focus on artists who have radically transformed the way sexuality and gender are portrayed in art, challenging what was once deemed to be taboo topics and confronting the viewers to revaluate their preconceptions.

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