GLBTI community members over the age of 18 are invited to join visiting artist Robin Whitmore at the Shopfront contemporary art space in Carlton in Sydney’s South on Sunday, August 14 for a creative session titled Queer Draw.

In this creative workshop, participants will have the opportunity to help Whitmore create a life size float with a difference for the 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade that “embodies queer energy”.

The float will be inspired by quotes from queer artists that have inspired participants, so come armed with a few quotes from artistic queers that you find particularly inspiring and be prepared to collaborate creatively with other participants.

Whitmore is a UK visual artist, director and designer extraordinaire who, since 2004, has devised, designed and directed all of London’s legendary annual Gay Shame events bar one. Over the years he has specialised in creating interactive installations in a nightclub environment for the iconic Vauxhall nightspot Duckie.

Most recently, he developed a LGBT history magazine project as part of Gross Indecency for Summer 2010, and he also runs the creative arts group working with autistic adults.

For examples of Whitmore’s work, visit the blog documenting his ongoing ‘dream drawing project’ at

INFO: Those who’d like to participate in the workshop should send expressions of interest to [email protected] or call 02 9588 3948.

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