Feast is Adelaide’snot-for-profit LGBTIQ+ Queer Arts and Cultural Festival that celebrates Pride and Diversity. Feast began in 1997 providing a safe and inclusive platform for the LGBTIQ+ community to share and express themselves through art and culture.
Feast is one of 11 major Festivals in South Australia and is the 3rd largest LGBTIQ+ Festival in the country. Feast is an International event, bringing performers from all over the world. Previous acts include 2014 Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, adult film star and trans activist Buck Angel, Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham, 90’s dance icon Dannii Minogue, Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gamble Breaux and many more, attracting visitors from near and far.
Feast is an incorporated organisation governed by a Board of Management consisting of arts industry professionals, business people and community members.
Feast acknowledges that we celebrate our diversity on Kaurna land.
Meet Our Ambassador: Charlotte Coulthard-Dare
As a proud Adnyamathanha, Barngarla and Yankunytjatjara Transgender Yuratu (Black Woman) and a country girl at heart, it is an honour and a privilege to be the Ambassador for the 2021 Feast Queer Arts & Cultural Festival.
Throughout the years the Feast Festival has been a platform for all of the South Australian LGBTQIA+ arts community. Telling and sharing stories has always been a part of my culture and other Aboriginal and Torres Islanders culture across the country. Working in media I get to showcase incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTQIA+ people every week.
The Feast Festival is one of, if not the most colourful time of the year for all to have some fun, and I’m sure this year’s celebration will be just as magical as ever.
A Message From The CEO - Helen Sheldon
Feast Festival brings together LGBTQIA+ artists and community members to express and celebrate all things queer. And Feast invites everyone in the wider community to join us.
Feast shines a light on our local rainbow communities. This year is no different. Everyone has felt the impact of COVID, and with this in mind, I am heartened by the number of arts and community events that are part of the program. Feast is created by a dedicated and small, team of staff and volunteers; even more so this year.
I sincerely thank everyone who has been a part of putting this year’s festival together. Amongst those to thank are all the artists, our creative partners, our new and returning sponsors, every single volunteer including the very supportive board and advisory committees, State and local government funding bodies– you all make Feast happen! I invite you to join me as we celebrate Feast and Pridevember.
Board of Management and Staff
Feast Board of Management
Adam Gibbons | Chair of the Board
Ash Stanbridge – Treasurer
Sam Silvester – Secretary
Helen Sheldon | General Manager / Marketing and Business Development Officer
Amy Pawlowski | Program and Operations Coordinator
Caitlin Moore | Writing Live Producer
Feast Artistic Advisory Committee
Neil Armfield AO
Feast Community and Health Advisory Committee