The queer artists redefining our interpretation of masculinity

Two new works premiering at LGBTI festivals this summer are inviting audiences to challenge conventional notions of masculinity through performance and art.
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Image: Samuel Leighton-Dore has used phrenology in his artwork to make a comment about masculinity.

Samuel Leighton-Dore, a writer and artist whose work explores masculinity, mental health and sexuality, always thought he was bullied at school because he was gay, but now believes it was because he didn’t fit into the conventional norms of what we perceive to be manly. His show Fragile Masculinity, Handle with Care, showing at Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, seeks to explore this.

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