Victoria Anthony

Victoria Anthony is the angel of Oxford Street. She’s a pillar of glittering sequins and a regular face in some of Sydney’s most iconic queer spaces. In the past few years she’s accrued residencies as a DJ in Palms, Stonewall, The Midnight Shift and the Beresford amongst many others, and graces any dancefloor under her spell with a dynamic mix of party anthems and contemporary house. As a performer she’s highly sought after, having DJ’d for Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour in 2015 as well as the official Mardi Gras Party in 2016 and 2017.

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Billie McCarthy

In her own words, Billie McCarthy is in the throes of a “dirty love affair” with Neo Soul. Born in Tamworth and an alumnus of the Newtown School of Performing Arts, Billie is a singer, songwriter and comedienne whose work has been heavily influenced by the country and blues traditions of northern New South Wales.

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Maggie Dence

When television was first introduced in Australia up to 97% of the shows that made it to air were imported from America or Britain. It was only after quotas, the advent of pre-recording technology and a lot of hard work from Australian creatives that good quality Aussie content started to be produced in the mid 1960s, and every step of the way Maggie Dence was there.

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Benjamin Law - 2017 Ambassador

If you’re to judge the success of a writer by the volume of content they produce then Benjamin Law is a literary force to be reckoned with. Luckily for us, he’s not just prolific but also an enormous talent, bringing a distinctive and hilarious voice to the Australian cultural landscape. Born and raised in Nambour, a small town in South-West Queensland near the Sunshine Coast, he has written for over 50 Australian publications, including the Good Weekend, The Monthly and the Lifted Brow.

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Shaun McGrath

We’re living through a wig renaissance. As runway fashion experiments with style, form and colour, and drag culture explodes from the fringes into mainstream society, there has never been a more exciting time to indulge in the ancient art of wiggery.

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Betty Grumble - 2017 Ambassador

A set of legs protrude from a twisted upturned trash can. All around it the stage is littered with rubbish and there is an eerie quiet. It’s a bizarre Caravaggio-meets-Midsommer-Murders image; at once decadent and distressing. And then the music starts and Betty Grumble springs to life.

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Candy Royalle - 2017 Ambassador

Good poetry is beautiful; but great poetry strips the paint off walls. Candy Royalle is a great poet. Over a number of years she’s amassed a body of work that is powerful, lyrical, musical, dynamic and bold. Hailing from Sydney, she is a giant of the Australian literary scene, bringing a brand of performance that is unconstrained by genre and as gritty and uncompromising as it is gorgeous.

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