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September 11, 2023
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Peter Waples-Crowe: PRIDE @ ACE Gallery

Until 28 October 2023

  • This article was produced in collaboration with Adelaide Contemporary Experimental
  • Peter Waples-Crowe, 'PRIDE' (2023), installation view, ACE. Photo by Sam Roberts.

Peter Waples-Crowe’s words, “My Aboriginalness and queerness are intertwined within me,” encapsulate PRIDE, an unapologetic celebration of Aboriginal queer visibility.

This exhibition, rooted in Peter’s personal journey, spans drawing, collage, sculpture and moving imagery. It’s a commentary on the intricate interplay of his identities, often featuring dingoes as symbols of survival for outsiders.


PRIDE is showing until
28 October 2023 at Adelaide Contemporary Experimental
Lion Arts Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

Co-curated by Dominic Guerrera and Patrice Sharkey, PRIDE showcases key works like Ngarigo queen – Cloak of queer visibility (2018), a poignant symbol of cultural belonging and the erasure of queer Aboriginal roles during colonisation.

Ngaya (I Am) (2022), an autobiographical short film, challenges non-Indigenous narratives about Aboriginal land and people. Also included is work from local, emerging First Nations artists who were mentored by Peter for the exhibition, with Alfred Lowe, Tyberius Larking and Jayda Wilson sharing their concepts of pride.

PRIDE is a defiant statement against erasure and discrimination. Blak and queer voices have always been here, and PRIDE ensures they continue to shine.

Presented as part of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, the project is supported by the City of Adelaide.

ACE is open Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–4pm and entry is free.

Read more about Peter and PRIDE here.

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