Queer PowerPoint – Artist Call-Out

Classic Blue by Xanthe Dobbie

“If they do an inadequate job with PowerPoint, they would do just as bad using something else.”

Robert Gaskins, Inventor of PowerPoint

An evening of corporate presentations and personal optimisation. But queer.

Sydney and Perth-based queer artists of all artforms and interests – we are commissioning four new artworks in each city that go deep down your favourite rabbithole to explore something you’ve learnt, felt, got obsessed with or freaked out by recently.

There is only one rule – you must share your idea in a 10-minute talk with slides built using that most staid, straight and ubiquitous of programming tools – Microsoft PowerPoint.

Created by Xanthe Dobbie, Harriet Gillies and Thom Smyth, and produced by Unfunded Empathy, Queer PowerPoint offers a fee and creative support to explore a new idea and share it with a crowd of cuties.

This new performance night has been a big cute, inclusive sold-out funtime – no performance or PowerPoint skill necessary.


The Basics

EOIs are super simple – just let us know your idea, why you are so into it, and give us a link to your website, insta or other examples of your work.

Number of spots: 4 artists to be programmed in each city

Fee: $450  Expected work load: 1-2 days max including performance

Performance Dates:

Sydney – Web 8 October 2022 at Pleasures Playhouse, Haymarket

Perth – Fri 18 November 2022 at WA Museum Boola Bardip

Got questions? Email Thom at thom@unfundedempathy.com



Creative Team

Co-Creators
Harriet Gillies, Xanthe Dobbie & Thom Smyth

Co-Curators & Featuring
Harriet Gillies & Xanthe Dobbie

Sound & Tunes
jonny seymour

Creative Producer
Thom Smyth

Production Manager
Charlie Kember



Production Info

Queer Powerpoint is supported by 107 Projects through their 107 Presents Artist Residency Program.

This event encompasses a commissioning and development platform and performance night.

Please get in touch for more info – thom@unfundedempathy.com


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