STAUNCH foregrounds queerness, exposing the diversity of possibilities that reside within Aboriginal identities. The exhibition presents a curated collection of work created by queer Aboriginal contemporary visual artists, presented alongside responses from four Aboriginal poets and against the backdrop of a previously unheard soundscape. STAUNCH celebrates Blak liberation found in ideas, in love and in togetherness. It is curated by Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian writer and artist Dominic Guerrera.


Ali Gumillya Baker
Mirning people, South Australia

Natalie Harkin
Narungga people, South Australia

Wanitjari Juanita Sumner
Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia

Kym Michael Wanganeen
Narungga/Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia (deceased)

Peter Waples Crowe
Ngarigo people, New South Wales/Victoria

Arika Waulu
Djap Wurrung/Peek Wurrung/Dhauwurd Wurrung people, Victoria

Alison Whittaker
Gomeroi people, New South Wales/ Queensland

Raymond Zada
Barkindji people, New South Wales

Curated by Dominic Guerrera


Nexus Arts will be offering private viewings of STAUNCH in the Nexus Arts Gallery to individuals or household groups only. Bookings must be made with more than 24 hours’ notice.

All those wishing to attend a private viewing must be double vaccinated and wear a mask while inside the Gallery. Pre-booked audience groups or individuals will be met by one Nexus Arts staff member. Please note that the Gallery will not be open for audiences without a prior booking.

Bookings are available Tuesday to Friday, 10am-3.30pm, from 18 January to 11 February inclusive.

To book, please email with your preferred 15-minute timeslot, commencing either on the hour or half hour (eg. 1pm or 1.30pm). If your preferred time is already allocated, you will be offered another option. A reminder that bookings with less than 24 hours’ notice will not be able to be honoured.

This exhibition will also be presented online via (live from 14 January 2022).


Accessible parking nearby at Lion Arts Centre entrance, Morphett Street

Presenting Partner

Nexus Arts