After Dark is a new monthly late-night series that will transform the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks.
Featuring live music, performances, ideas, access to the Museum experience and a pop-up bar, the series launches on Thursday 25 February as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
FBi Radio will curate queer-friendly acts on the atmospheric outdoor stage in the Barracks courtyard, and electronic music legends Stereogamous (Jonny Seymour and Paul Mac) will perform a DJ set and lead a guided meditation in the historic hammock room of the Hyde Park Barracks accompanied by a soundscape of sacred LGBTIQA+ music.
Discover the fascinating and tragic story of bushranger Andrew George Scott (aka Captain Moonlite), one of Australia’s earliest LGBTQI+ figures with a talk featuring panellists Dr Andy Kaladelfos, Lecturer in Criminology and a historian of crime and criminal justice; artist Todd Fuller, whose work retells the poignant story of Moonlite; and SLM Curator Nerida Campbell.
Fuller’s mesmerising hand-drawn animation 'with whom I was united by every tie (Captain Moonlite)', 2018, will be projected onto the museum walls, and guests will also be able to see Moonlite’s original letters, penned while he was awaiting execution, that document his feelings for fellow gang member Jim Nesbitt.
Plus enjoy a pop-up bar by Archie Rose and delicious food from Oz Harvest throughout the night.
All tickets $25