FAMBO - A Queer Festival For All Kinds Of Families
FAMBO offers a new and exciting opportunity for queer families to engage in queer contemporary arts and culture.
FAMBO is a one day queer contemporary arts festival for LGBTIQA+ families with children aged 4-12. LGBTIQA+ identifying artists across disciplines have been invited to create and lead workshops, activities and performances for young people and their families that celebrate the queer experience through connection, creation, participation and play.
FAMBO offers a new and exciting opportunity for queer families to engage in queer contemporary arts and culture. FAMBO is a first of its kind festival that seeks to bring together community in a space where gender is not binary or imposed, different bodies are not othered, and creative expression of self is encouraged, celebrated and safe.
The 2018 FAMBO program at a glance:
Performance & visual artist Shahmen Suku will inhabit his alter ego drag persona Radha La Bia to present a cooking performance and workshop experience that explores ideas of racial and cultural identity, gender roles, the home and the kitchen, food, and storytelling.
Photographic performance and installation artist Kieran Butler will create a life-size photographic installation where audience members are invited to come and destroy the work in order to create a small take-home wearable piece of art.
First Nations artist Dennis Golding, who spent his childhood growing up in Redfern, will create a design workshop experience that explores symbols of childhood memory and upbringing, drawing from both popular and traditional culture.
Queer femme, Arab artist Nicole Barakat will facilitate a fun, open space to play and experiment with colour and texture, transforming everyday materials into an extraordinary collaborative installation.
The Australian premiere of Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon A Time), a stop-motion collage animation made by celebrated Australian artist Deborah Kelly with Wayang Cyber during workshops with families living in Cikapundung, Indonesia will be exhibited throughout the day.
Star of NITV documentary “Black Divaz” and Inaugural Miss First Nations 2017 Winner Josie Baker will share a selection of her favourite childhood stories in pop up storytime sessions throughout the day.
EO Gill and Anastasia Zaravinos will work with a selection of families to create a series of photo portraits for participants to keep. Encouraging experimentation with performances of gender and identity this piece is a collaborative workshop that aims to encourage individual expression and to destabilise the reigning image of the nuclear family, giving voice to other kinds of family structures.
A vogueing workshop for families, covering elements of the form and it’s important history will be lead by Sydney based vogue house ‘Sle’ with house mother Bhenji Ra.
The afternoon will crescendo into A Heaps Small Party hosted by Heaps Gay, a 2hr dance party event that pays homage to queer music past, present and future. Curated by Kat Dopper This will be a unique opportunity for all generations to come together and celebrate the families we are a part of, those that are chosen and those that we can create on the dance floor.
Saturday 29th September 2018
107 (107 Redfern St, Redfern, NSW, Australia)
Some Free and some Ticketed Events ($5/$10).
For more info, check out their website.
* Fambo is a not for profit event funded by City of Sydney through it’s Cultural & Creative Grants Program and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Fambo is auspiced by 107 Projects and an initiative of their 107 Presents annual program.