Queer-ways Project Retraces Yarra’s Queer Footprints with Pride

Luciano and Georgia Keats are launching a new iteration of their Queer-ways project, Retracing Queer Footprints, as part of Melbourne Pride on 13 February 2022.

Retracing Queer Footprints raises awareness of the contributions queer people have made to the City of Yarra. The project aims to build a greater understanding of the past bringing together all generations, sexualities and gender identities as we all move into the future with pride.

This project will be permanently maintained by Yarra City Council so it remains accessible into the future through the Queer-ways website and the Yarra City Council website.

Retracing Queer Footprints consists of a multi-modal public artwork as well as a series of self-led walking tours, which will introduce listeners to the queer history and rainbow communities of the City of Yarra.

During this educational journey through Yarra listeners with be joined by local community members including:

Angela Bailey from the Australian Queer Archives
Bryan Andy from OutBlack
John Hall from Thorne Harbour Health
Richard Watts from Q&A
Sally Goldner AM and;
James McKenzie from 3CR.

Listeners will also experience music created for the project by local queer musicians Jennifer Loveless and Maize Wallin.

Retracing Queer Footprints has been made possible through the support of Yarra City Council through Yarra City Arts, City Heritage, Community Partnerships and Yarra Libraries, Midsumma for Melbourne Pride – A Road to Pride and the State Government of Victoria.