Thu, Mar 25 | Town Hall Hotel - Cactus Bar (rooftop)

Fiona McGregor - Buried Not Dead

Join us to celebrate the launch of award-winning novelist and performance artist Fiona McGregor's latest book 'Buried Not Dead' - a collection of essays on art, literature and performance, sexuality, activism and the life of the city.

Time & Location

Mar 25, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+11
Town Hall Hotel - Cactus Bar (rooftop), 326 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

We're delighted to help celebrate the launch of Fiona McGregor's latest book Buried Not Dead,  a collection of essays on art, literature and performance, sexuality, activism and the life of the city. 

It features writers, artists, dancers, tattooists and DJs, some of them famous, like Marina Abramović and Mike Parr, others, like Latai Taumoepeau, Lanny K and Kathleen Mary Fallon, unjustly overlooked. The portraits of these figures and the scenes they inhabit present an intimate and expansive archive of a world rarely recorded in our histories.

This is a FREE event. 

RSVP is essential as numbers are limited.

Praise for the book

McGregor has a fine eye for the moment, in a text or performance, when the marvellous happens. Cutting across the boring divides between high art and low dives, Buried Not Dead is alive to what’s alive. McKenzie Wark

Compromise-averse, dangerous, this book is also a precious archive of radical art-making witnessed firsthand. Maria Tumarkin

In a world that bludgeons you into numbness, Buried Not Dead will startle you back to life. McGregor’s book is a shriek of rage and a cry of pleasure, and sometimes it is hard to tell one from the other. Krissy Kneen

About the Author

Fiona McGregor is an award-winning novelist and performance artist with a deep involvement in the worlds she represents. She came of age as an artist during an outpouring of performative queer creativity, in a community that celebrated subversion, dissent and uninhibited partygoing, and in her writing she observes the shift from that moment to new forms of cultural repression. McGregor is a participant in her essays as well as a witness – she sees through an artist’s eyes and records what she perceives with a novelist’s insight.

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