17 November -
16 December 2023
Gertrude Glasshouse44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
Opening: Thursday 16 November, 6 – 8pm
In this exhibition, Elyas Alavi presents a selection of drawings and paintings that act as a visual diary. Through these works, Alavi has documented and processed his feelings and memories connected to his queer identity.
The word دیگرگونه / Digar-gooneh holds a special significance in the Farsi/Dari language. It translates to "another way" or "another kind." For many queer individuals, versions of this word have become a poignant descriptor of their identity—it signifies as an alternative way of existence.