Ugly Duck & Kinesis Collective presents: Shocked Quartz


Hub / Garage - 47/49 Tanner Street


28th April - 1st May 2022

Art, Past Projects

‘Shocked Quartz’ will presents 12 artists from the trans, non-binary and intersex community.

How does our relationship to survival change overtime? Is crisis something we have become too attached to as an educational tool? How may shock, or shaking, give way to alternatives?

Shocked Quartz takes its name from the metamorphic features that develop on rocks during a highly pressured event such as a meteorite crash or natural disaster. Currently, the transgender movement has reached a specific moment in history, which some describe as the ‘transgender tipping point’. It is a moment of rupture, dissensus and instability, but also opportunity and potential – a shaking of structure and the production of new meanings. Shocked Quartz will examine themes of political and personal crisis, initiating dialogue around how queer, transgender people survive during tumultuous times.


Featuring Artists

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
Lou Lou Sainsbury
Tirdad Hashemi
Puer Deorum
Alex Diamond-Rivlin
Gray Wielebinski
Matthew Rimmer
Rudy Loewe
Deen Atger
Shadi Al-Atallah
Eve Stainton
Ebun A Sodipo
Romeo Roxman

Co-curated by Alex Diamond-Rivlin and Deen Atger

28th April - Opening Event 6.30 - 9.30 pm
29th April - Exhibition 12 - 6 pm
Trans Meet up / pre queer house party - 5 pm - 8 pm
30th April - Exhibition 12 - 6 pm
01th May - Exhibition 12 - 6 pm

Copyright Picture 2 - Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
Picture 3 - Ebun A Sodipo
Picture 4 - Rudy Loewe
Picture 5 - Tirdad Hashemi