An iconic figure ahead of his time, this event will look back at Steven Arnold’s legacy, the exhibition Notes from a Queer Mystic, and Arnold’s revolutionary ideas surrounding gender fluidity, non-binary consciousness and radical acceptance.
Artistic Director, Fiona Sweet will be joined by Thorne Harbour Health, previously Victorian AIDS Council, discussing Arnold’s influence within the queer community before his untimely death from complications due to AIDS, and highlighting the importance of advocacy for people living with HIV.
The Steven Arnold Museum and Archives
The Steven Arnold Museum and Archives was established in 2014 by artist Stephanie Farago as a nonprofit organization, dedicated to the preservation, exhibition, and study of the oeuvre of American artist Steven Arnold. The archives contain works and ephemera spanning from 1943-1994, including extensive personal files, calendars, props, sculpture, paintings, sketchbooks, drawings, films, and black and white tableau photography. As the museum does not have its own exhibition space, The Steven Arnold Museum and Archives work with established institutions, galleries and publishers to ensure that the work remains visible. The archive in Los Angeles, California is available to curators and researchers by appointment.
Thorne Harbour Health
Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 (initially as the Victorian AIDS Action Committee and later the Victorian AIDS Council) as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. We continue to evolve in response to the epidemic with robust business systems and an ever-changing strategic response and continuing dedication to our vision and service philosophy. This evolution has come to include a broadening of our portfolio to serve the health needs of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) communities to ensure all gender, sex, and sexually diverse individuals are treated with dignity and can participate fully in society.
Talk | Thorne Harbour Health & Steven Arnold
- Talk | Thorne Harbour Health
September 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm