Todd Fuller

No use crying over ripped lace – Pride Amplified23 Feb - 11 Mar 2023

Todd Fuller
'No use crying over ripped lace – Pride Amplified'

‘No Use Crying Over Ripped Lace’ by Todd Fuller.

In partnership with Sydney WorldPride Pride Amplified 2023 and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

At the core of this exhibition is an animation commissioned by the State Library of New South Wales, alongside a series of drawings. With thanks to Coco Jumbo, Ivy League, Vybe and Ivan Flinn.

In 2017, a post-performance kebab for three Sydney drag stars (Ivy League, Coco Jumbo and Vybe), ended in an altercation as the queens intervened in a gay-bashing. Drag Queens often take on the role of protectors for the LGBTQIA+ community, in this case saving the life of Ivan Finn. Told through the eyes of Coco Jumbo, this body of work marks another moment in history when Drag Queens led the way.

February 23rd – March 11th.

Opening night | Thursday February 23rd, 5 – 7pm. RSVP below.

Artist talk | Saturday March 11th, 2 – 4pm. RSVP below.

Dates & Times

  • February23
  • Opening night
  • March11
  • Exhibition ends
Todd Fuller | No use crying over ripped lace – Pride Amplified

“In 2017, Ivan stood up against homophobic taunts on Oxford St. As a result he was assaulted, before famously being rescued by 3 drag queens in full drag. Unlike many who stay silent after such incidents, Ivan had the courage to speak out publically, strategically generating one of the key narratives of the Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite. His actions across the media illustrated the dangers of empowered homophobia. This exhibition will explore this story.” – Todd Fuller.

Wigs and heels were lost that night, but as Coco says, “there is no use crying over ripped lace”.

This exhibition also features a new series of illustrated ceramic plates, back by popular demand.


Todd Fuller Presents Ivans Angels by Aaron Little

Braving Time: Contemporary Art in Queer Australia by John McDonald 

Art About Town – No Use Crying Over Ripped Lace, interview on 2ser Breakfast

Todd Fuller

Todd Fuller is a well-known Australian Artist whose work extends traditional notions of drawing across film, animation and performance works. Fuller is best known for his hand drawn animations which address a broad range of themes including Queer and Regional Narratives of Australia past and present. His narratives often position audiences to consider connection between person and place, love and loss, commonality, difference and belonging.

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