Melbourne Fringe presents

The Winner Takes It All by The Huxleys

A grand slam queer takeover of the sporting world – part art happening, part grand final, part disco!

Ever felt side-lined by sport? In the interactive art event The Winner Takes It All, playful and provocative cultural deviants The Huxleys invite ordinary citizens from the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies to enter a domain that they may have long dreamed of, but never been comfortable participating in.

Dressed head to toe in high-camp regalia, anyone who’s ever felt excluded from sport – whether because of gender, sexuality, culture, background or disability – will get to live out epic sport fantasies, captured in a series of joyous and surreal photographs. Plus you’ll get to take home your very own limited edition print!

Game on, gorgeous!



A message from The Huxleys:

“Growing up in a sports-crazed nation is often a challenge for those of us at odds with athleticism, coordination or even motion. The Winner Takes It All is an interactive art event that allows anyone to be a sporting star, a wild spectator or anything in between. In a country where sport constantly overshadows art, this is a way to put the art into the sport!  

With a special focus on the LGBTIQA+ community, we invite you to be part of a large-scale photographic series exploring the many ways we struggle and succeed to perform ‘sport’. Part performance, part art happening, this will be a unique community event for anyone who loathes or loves the ‘art’ of sport.” 


This project is supported by the City of Stonnington, Creative Victoria and the Broadtree Foundation. This project received Cash to Create through the Fringe Fund, with thanks to Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo.

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