Jake Wotherspoon
photoprint with hair
© 2009

Presented by Platform as part of Midsumma 2010. Curator Laura Castagnini. Artists: Monika Tichacek (Sydney), Tejal Shah (India), Jake Wotherspoon (Melbourne), Drew Pettifer (Melbourne), Fran Barrett, Kate Blackmore & Anastasia Zaravinos (Sydney), Liam Benson (Sydney), 4evamore (Melbourne), Michelle Tran (Melbourne), Gerard O’Connor & Marc Wasiak (Melbourne).

Re/Gendered brings together a number of high profile international and Australian artists in a group exhibition that celebrates the notion of fluid or 'unstable' gender. These artists all aim to transgress and blur the boundaries of gender performance. Often using drag as a technique to destabilise identity, these diverse artists disrupt and subvert the traditional binary system of gender. In turns joyful, disturbing, and deliberately ambiguous, these artworks expose the theatricality involved in our everyday performance of gender roles.

The Opening Night will include queer drag performances from guests including Mzzz Erin Tasmania, 4evamore, Adonis, Agent Cleave, Godzilla and Mummy Complex, plus more!


This is the final work developed by Laura Castagnini as part of her 2009 Curator In Residence with Platform. Laura will be going to the US in 2010 as part of an Australia Council funded residency with the Brooklyn Museum, New York.