Page 226 - RMIT Catalogue 2017
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Untitled
Photograph
42cm x 59.4cm (approx)
The Peel Hotel
“Gay men are tolerated and are safer in non-gay environments than in the past. However, higher levels of toleration in society do not guarantee that the free expression of gay male sexuality and intimacy is safe everywhere. These freedoms are not only guaranteed at
The Peel, they are welcomed, encouraged, and protected.” — Tom McFeely, The Peel Hotel owner.
This series explores gay male culture at Melbourne’s iconic gay bar, The Peel Hotel. Through a documentation of human interactions and intimate moments, this body of work comments on the importance of safe spaces for gay men to comfortably express themselves and their sexuality.
Gemma Saunders
www.gemma-saunders.com
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