SOFTCORE consists of ten queer Australian short experimental works from the 1980s to now, alongside a feature film by Berlin-based Emre Busse and Selin Davasse. The Softcore films centre pleasure and sexuality through deferral, suspension, ambiguity and play. The artist’s position form as their fetish object, allowing us to revel in gestures that are isolated from normative notions of sexual pleasure and fulfilment.

Artists include: Archie Barry, Hannah Brontë, EO Gill, Megan Holloway and Kingskin, Joe Pol, Samia Sayed, Tarik Ahlip, Stephen Cummins and Simon Hunt, Kellie Henneberry, Emre Busse and Selin Davasse

Recommended 18 yrs+

6:30pm – 8pm
Film shorts

8pm – 8:30pm

8:30pm – 9:30pm
Feature film

Carriageworks Public Space
Free event


Breathbeat (1984)
Stephen Cummins

Thrasher (2014)
Nat Randall, Anna Breckon, EO Gill

Fistimuff (2019)
Archie Barry

Powa Wave (2023)
Hannah Bronte

Conversion (2023)
EO Gill

Troughman (1998)
Kellie Henneberry

Night Stalker (2023)
Megan Holloway & Kingskin

Shredded (2023)
Samia Sayed

kingsHead (2023)
Tarik Ahlip

Bianca B e la Settima Stronza Snella  (2023)
Joe Pol

Resonance (1991)
Stephen Cummins & Simon Hunt



Hyper Masculinity on the Dancefloor (2016)
Emre Busse & Selin Davasse


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Carriageworks Nights is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Program.

Conversion, 2023 by EO Gill. Image by Remi Todarello.