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ArtSeat goes fruity for Mardi Gras

ARTIST, educator, artistic director and story-teller, Jeff McCann is the latest artist to feature at the council’s ArtSeat.

His work ‘Fruit Party’ has been installed to coincide with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
“The work is a celebration of my queer identity,” Jeff said. “Embracing the colloquial term ‘fruity’ and splattering it all over the ArtSeat.
“I feel this work is a perfect way to bring more fun and colour to the Newtown street while also celebrating being an inclusive neighbourhood.”
His practice celebrates inclusivity and queer identity through playful illustrative themes and wearable garments made from repurposed materials.
As part of the ArtSeat project, Jeff has created fruit GIFs on Instagram.
“People just have to search ‘jeffmccann’ in the GIF tab of instagram stories to find them. Hopefully people will take photos at or with the ArtSeat and use the gifs to make it more interactive,” he said.

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