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Midsumma & Australia Post Art Award 2024

February 08, 2024

By Adriano Di Prato

Larissa Baglieri, known by her artist name Rissa Belle, has achieved a remarkable milestone with her wearable art piece "137" selected to be part of the prestigious Midsumma & Australia Post Art Award 2024. This vibrant creation will be showcased at the Midsumma Festival, an event that celebrates the diverse narratives within the LGBTQIA+ community.

"137," Rissa Belle's latest wearable art creation goes beyond the conventional boundaries of fashion, serving as a canvas that pays homage to the rich tapestry of diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community. Every thread woven into this masterpiece tells a unique story of identity and self-expression, from bold primaries to nuanced secondary and tertiary tones. "137" is not just a garment; it's a powerful statement, an artistic expression of the beauty found in embracing one's authentic self.

Larissa is undertaking a double major in Film making & Photography and Visual Arts and describes the opportunity to be part of the Midsumma Festival

"As an artist navigating the kaleidoscope of identities within the LGBTQIA+ community, my work, '137,' serves as a vibrant testament to the beauty found in diversity. Each thread is a celebration of individuality, and every hue echoes the spectrum of the human experience. I believe that art is a powerful catalyst for inclusivity, transcending boundaries and fostering understanding. Being part of the Midsumma & Australia Post Art Award is not just an honor; it's an opportunity to contribute to a visual dialogue of acceptance, love, and celebration of authentic selves." Larissa Baglierei


Image: “137” by Larissa Baglieri aka Rissa Belle

At LCI Melbourne, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our identity. We believe that each person is home to a unique life and that all individuals deserve fairness and justice. We actively support the LGBTQ+ community and consider diversity as a key ingredient in fostering creativity and addressing the complex challenges of our ever-evolving world. Our commitment to these values is unwavering, and they are at the core of our mission to liberate creativity and knowledge through personalized higher education that develops self-actualization and global thinking. 

We celebrate Rissa Belle's achievement as a testament to the power of creativity in fostering understanding and inclusivity.

Prepare for a visual feast at the Midsumma & Australia Post Art Award 2024. This prestigious event shines a spotlight on the brilliance of artists exploring the kaleidoscope of identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. Join the excitement at the launch event on Thursday, 1 February 2024, at No Vacancy Gallery, QV Building, where the main prize and Bundoora Prize winners will be revealed. Don't miss the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award and be part of this celebration of creativity and identity.

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