National Art School

'Queer Words That Changed My Life' Salon

Spend an evening in our indulgent queer salon at NAS, surrounded by a family of queer orators who will delight you with short readings from their most treasured pieces of queer literature and words that changed their life.

Hear from our courageous 78ers and a host of queer celebrities, identities, advocates, heroes, young voices and our newest talents. Sip champagne and enjoy an array of sweet and savoury delights as we turn pages and invoke the literary history of queer storytelling. Join us in celebrating words that matter.


Dennis Altman
William Yang
Tommy Murphy
Alana Valentine
Bill (William) Bowtell 
Vicki Harding
Nana Miss Koori
Mama Alto
and more to be announced soon.

Add to your salon experience with our Moonlite pop-up bar and Print with Pride pop-up.

Print with Pride pop-up
Free, as part of the Salon

Screenprinting has been used as a tool of queer rebellion since the early days of LGBTQIA+ liberation. Words matter. Learn about this medium through a printing pop-up led by third-year printmaking students at the National Art School. Bring old clothing or paper to upcycle with a protest print or print on our supplied paper for some take-home art. By donation.

Event starts
Friday 21 February, 2020
Event ends
Friday 21 February, 2020
National Art School
Venue Address
Cnr Forbes and Burton Streets

Sydney , Darlinghurst

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