Apr 2022



With special guest - Shannon Novak, the artist behind Make Visible

Join Prying Eye in conversation and activity with Shannon Novak, the artist behind Make Visible - an ongoing community led project which acknowledges, celebrates and supports diversity and inclusion, and connect with the positive role art and artists can play in building awareness, understanding, inclusion and belonging. 

The Make Visible project is centred at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), extending out into the community state-wide. The University of Southern Queensland joins as a satellite venue, making space for LGBTQI+ voices in the area to be heard.

Made possible through collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland, this activity is an extension of Shannon Novak’s Make Visible project at ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’  (APT10), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), until 25 April 2022. 

The workshop from the initial Make Visible project at QAGOMA has been further developed by USQ project lead team organisers: Assoc. Prof. Amy Mullens, Assoc Prof. Beata Batorowicz, Dr Annette Brömdal and Mr Brodie Taylor.

CURIOUS CONVERSATION #2 at 6pm Friday 1 April
With special guest - Jackson Lindblom a.k.a. Riptidal

Join Prying Eye in conversation with music artist Jackson Lindblom a.k.a. Riptidal to learn more about his new venture to connect his audio with visual content and the process of collaborating with 3D music and visuals designer,  Callum Page (a.k.a. Current Render).


CURIOUS CONVERSATION #3 at 5pm Saturday 2 April
With special guests - Jesse Scott & Lachlan Mcaulay from the show “ You & I ”

Join Prying Eye in conversation with Jesse & Lachlan from Casus Circus about You & I, embedding a culture of inclusivity, sharing life onstage, and working with the expectations of circus.

See their performance of You & I - Fri 1 and Sat 2 April at 8pm in Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre

CURIOUS CONVERSATION #4 at 6pm Saturday 2 April
With special guest - Irena Kobald, Author of “My Two Blankets”

Join Prying Eye in conversation with Irena Kabold, the author of the well known book My Two Blankets, about the creation of the story and its ongoing impact, as well as the connections between language and a sense of belonging.

Join Prying Eye in conversation with Elaine Coates from Women in Harmony about the formation of the choir, how singing can build connection and facilitate cultural exchange, and the benefits of getting involved in arts activities. 

See Women In Harmony in Snug Shorts Cabaret on Fri 1 & Sat 2 April 


Curious Conversations at

The Garden of Curiosity Open Times

Thursday 31 March 4pm - 8pm at A Curious Picnic

Friday 1 April from 5pm - 9.30pm

Saturday 2 April  5pm - 9.30pm 


The Garden of Curiosity, Empire Church Theatre


Gold Coin Donation towards artists 

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