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

Fiona McGregor - Buried Not Dead - Book Launch

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. The book will be launched by Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
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Fiona McGregor - Buried Not Dead - Book Launch

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25 Mar, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
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. Fiona will be joined by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Director of Programs at Carriageworks, who will officially launch the book.

Buried Not Dead 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. You can pre-purchase your copy of Buried Not Dead online or buy one on the night.

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.

About the Moderator

Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham is Director of Programs at Carriageworks. Daniel has worked as a curator, writer and artist for more than two decades. He has held curatorial roles at Artbank and Hazelhurst Art Gallery, and teaching and research positions at Western Sydney University, where he completed his PhD in cultural studies in 2004. Daniel is a widely published arts writer and cultural critic with a focus on contemporary Australian art practice.

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