The Queer Gaze

“Together, we faced the stigma of HIV/AIDS, street violence, and lesbian and trans invisibility to create a pocket of queer joy.” – Lisa Salmon

The exhibition features a stunning collection of images from the iconic lesbian magazine Wicked Women, which was launched in 1988 and played a pivotal role in disrupting the rigid political climate that dominated the lesbian scene at that time.

The Queer Gaze exhibition has been curated by Lisa Salmon and will showcase images that have not been seen publicly for decades and are now housed in the Australian Queer Archives at the Victorian Pride Centre. These images are a testament to the power of queer representation and celebrate the resilience, creativity, and joy of the lesbian community during a challenging era.

Displayed April to June, 2023