Uncommon Knowledge: Peter Waples-Crowe on Sexuality and Aboriginal Community Health Work 

Mon 16 Jul 2018

This is a past program.
Main Exhibition Gallery
$35 includes drink on arrival

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Peter Waples-Crowe is a Ngarigo queer visual and performing artist based in Melbourne. Waples-Crowe has been a multiple finalist for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, the Victorian Indigenous Art award, and received the Koori Heritage Trust Acquisition Award.

For his lecture, he will discuss how Aboriginal community health work has given him a unique perspective as a community cultural development worker and practicing artist, influencing his art and sense of identity.

Alongside a successful solo career, Waples-Crowe is notable for his collaborations with other artists, performing with Anna Leibzeit and Kaz Adams as post-punk apocalyptic disco group The Treaters since 2012. Recently he has undertaken collaborative works with non-Aboriginal artists, including Katie Jacobs and Ingrid Tufts for Dingo Spirit, for which he was a finalist in the 2017 Craft Victoria Awards. More recently his collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Megan Evans produced an exhibition Squatters and Savages at the Ballarat Regional Art Gallery in 2017 and Benalla Art Gallery 2018 (currently showing).


Please note, doors open at 5:30pm for a 6pm start.

Casual Pass $35
Includes complimentary cocktail on arrival by Starward Whisky.


ACCA’s 2018 lecture series, Uncommon knowledge: artists on their special interests gives eight artists a microphone and an hour to speak about topics that inspire their art and thinking. Featuring a trans-generational cast of artists, Uncommon Knowledge brings together elements of history, lifestyle, philosophy, sound studies, sexuality, cultural politics and more, to challenge us to think differently about society and the world around us.

Presented by Abercrombie & Kent, these hour-long lectures will be presented monthly on Monday nights at 6pm from April through to November. Each lecture will be accompanied by a unique cocktail created by our partners The Melbourne Gin Company and Starward Whisky.

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