Woodcut by Thea Proctor showing two women with a rose
Thea Proctor, “The rose”, 1927, hand-coloured woodcut on paper, edition unknown, image 22.1 x 20.9 cm. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 1998. © Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Free event. Bookings not required. 

Drop in any time on Wear it Purple Day to explore Queer stories told through artworks from The University of Queensland Art Collection.

See incredible artworks by artists including William Yang, Tyza Hart, Thea Proctor, Luke Roberts, and Scott Redford, and discuss the works with UQ Art Museum’s cultural mediation staff. This is not a tour or talk, but rather a self-guided experience with our team on hand to engage in conversation about the artwork.

About Wear it Purple Day at UQ Art Museum

Celebrate Wear it Purple Day at UQ Art Museum! We're celebrating all day with activities on the Art Museum lawn and inside the UQ Art Museum from 10am-4pm.  

We'll be hosting talks, artwork displays, creative activities and stalls that celebrate the stories and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 following global stories of real teenagers, real heartache and their very real responses. The day strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

Thank you to UniSuper for their support of our Wear it Purple Day program.

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