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What's On:

Absolutely Queer

17 February 2023 – December 2023

Absolutely Queer shines a spotlight on Sydney’s leading queer creatives through their work, creative process and personal stories for Sydney WorldPride 2023.


On now – 3 June 2023

Unpopular draws stories of the alternative music scene of the 1990s from the never-before-seen archive of record company founder Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic.
Closed exhibition

40 years of fabulousness

Duration: 14 February 2018 - March 2019
Finished 17 March 2019
Powerhouse Ultimo

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

This display, featuring costumes by Peter Tully and Brenton Heath-Kerr celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Since 1978 the annual parade has transformed the streets of Sydney into a colourful and lively spectacle celebrating the pride, diversity and creativity of LGBTQI* communities.

It has grown from a small political march commemorating the Stonewall Riots in New York to the world’s biggest gay and lesbian festival attracting crowds of over half a million local, interstate and international spectators.

The Mardi Gras parade has created opportunities for talented LGBTQI artists, designers and craftspeople. Every year they create costumes, posters and events that dazzle the crowds with their extravagance and playful humour.

*lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex