Jessi's Latest Articles
Theatre review: A Body at Work, La Mama
A dynamite debut solo from Frankie van Kan that delves into the world of strip clubs and sex work.
Exhibition review: Bloodlines by The Huxleys, Abbotsford Convent
An incredibly moving exhibition that pays tribute to artists who lost their lives in the AIDS epidemic.
Performance reviews: Ruff Trade and Trans Woman Kills Influencer, Midsumma Festival
‘Trans Woman Kills Influencer’ leans into the modern day, while Steven Dawson’s ‘Ruff Trade’ is a devilishly good tragedy set…
Through the queer lens
Midsumma Festival and PHOTO 2024 join forces to present 'Queer PHOTO', with works that are bold, reflective, tender, intimate and…
Performance reviews: The Search and Trevor Ashley: The (First Annual) Farewell Show, Midsumma Festival
At Midsumma Festival this year, Jess McAvoy presents an unforgettable performance in ‘The Search’ and Trevor Ashley revealed the dark…
'The artist is sacred' – holding space for queer narratives
The annual 'Summer Daze' exhibition returns to Off the Kerb Gallery. ArtsHub speaks to gallery owner and exhibiting artists on…
RED Gallery changing hands, artists still owed money
After speaking out on payments owed by RED Gallery, artists are now worried that new ownership will delay their settlements…
Conversion practice survivor spins story to comedic gold
Ace R L's 'sacrilegious musical comedy' brings their experience of church-led conversion practices out of the dark with humour, authenticity…
The battle for Temperance Hall
A significant space where artists have 'free rein', Temperance Hall is facing closure by mid-2024 due to ongoing funding woes.
Performance review: BLAKTIVISM, Hamer Hall
A potent First Nations performance with stirring vocals, storytelling and words of protest.