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Book Launch: Cruising for a Bruising
Kyle Archie Knight (AUS)
In association with BIFB, Naarm photobook publisher M.33 will be launching Kyle Archie Knight’s Cruising for a Bruising. The book, beautifully designed by Lachlan Siu, is a camp love letter to the Australian Suburbs. Growing up queer in outer-metropolitan Naarm (Melbourne), Kyle Knight found themselves drawn to explore the streets of their family neighbourhood. Their search for moments that capture the essence of suburbia result in a celebration of the surreal and the mundane, the humorous and the humdrum. Kyle Knight delves into family archives and reconnects with past memories of estrangement, finding humour and delight in what was once suffocating. The photographs are accompanied by text from artist and bon vivant Ray Cook.
Cruising for a Bruising will be launched by BIFB’s Assistant Curator Madi Sherburn.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body. Commissioned as part of the BIFB Fire Country Initiative 2023.
26 August–22 October
The Mining Exchange
Art Gallery of Ballarat