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YARC art exhibit beams with pride

A new art exhibit is being shown at the City of Hobart’s Youth Arts and Recreation Centre (Youth ARC/YARC) as part of its TasPride celebration.

Young queer artist Caleb Clark’s textile exhibit ‘Pedestrian Life’ is being shown at Youth ARC, turning one room into what Mr Clark describes as a “weird, whimsical environment”.

“I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to display my artworks as part of the YARC Pride event and be a part of an overall celebration of queerness, queer artists and performers,” he said.

“Queer people have not always been permitted to display their art and be open about their queerness.

“Even though there is so much more openness now, it is still important for young queer people to see art being created by queer artists.”

The exhibit was launched at an art event that featured local queer performers, video projection and free mocktails.

“This event not only showcased the incredible talent within the young queer community but also highlighted the importance of fostering a culture of acceptance and understanding,” Hobart City Council Welcoming and Inclusive City Portfolio Chair Dr Sherlock said.

“Pride is an important time for Tasmania’s LGBTIQA+ community and allies to come together to honour our history, appreciate the progress we’ve made, and look forward to a future of inclusivity, acceptance, and love.”

You can see Mr Clark’s exhibition at Youth ARC throughout February.

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