- Core Program
- Australian Premiere
26 August–22 October
Cruising for a Bruising
Kyle Archie Knight (AUS)
Kyle Archie Knight’s Cruising for a Bruising is a camp love letter to the Australian Suburbs. Growing up queer in outer-metropolitan Naarm (Melbourne), 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.
The exhibition and Knight’s debut photobook delve into family archives, alongside memories of suburbia and growing pains he experienced over the years. As a flâneur, Knight reconnects with past memories of estrangement, finding humour in what was once cold while expressing a lighter side of suburban Australia.
All images: Kyle Archie Knight, from the series Cruising for a Bruising, 2022
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.
The Cruising for a Bruising publication is published and distributed by Helen Frajman, Director of M.33, with assistance from BIFB.
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