Sam Kim on the Bondi Sea Wall + Queer Screen’s 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival: Arts Wednesday

February 12, 2024
SamAbsurd “The pen is not mightier than the sword”

Sam Kim (aka SamAbsurd) started his art career as a graffiti artist in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. Over time he honed his aerosol skills to become one of the region’s most prolific mural artists. As well as beautifying countless walls, doors, skate parks and humble infrastructure boxes, he has also spent time as a youth worker encouraging kids to pursue their creative potential.

HIs mural at Bondi Beach is supported with the following quote on his instagram page: “The pen is not mightier than the sword. Pens do not do battle, nor swords poetry. Mighty is the hand that knows when to pick up the pen or when to pick up the sword.” – Wiegraf Folles

Norwegian Dream

The 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival is about to get underway to coincide with the 46th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Queer Screen Festival Director, Lisa Rose joins us on Arts Wednesday to preview this year’s festival.

The two week festival includes some very special events including a return to the Sydney Opera House with a live performance of music from well-known queer films and a Sound of Music sing-along screening at the Randwick Ritz.

Screenings will be held at venues all over Sydney including Event Cinemas George St and Hurstville,  Ritz Randwick,  Dendy Newtown, Sydney Opera House, State Library NSW, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne and Macquarie Point open air cinema.

At the end of the screenings, most of the films will available online for 11 days.

Arts Wednesday 13 February 10.30-12.00



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