Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Davidson, G. R. (2004). Minor Literature, Microculture: Fiona McGregor's Chemical Palace. Southerly: a review of Australian literature, 64 (3), 140-153.


SYDNEY'S QUEER DANCE PARTY subculture has received little readily accessible documentation, and a felt need to make up for this lack animates Fiona McGregor’s Chemical Palace (2002). Tracing the transition from the mid-1990s to the early years of the current century, the narrative follows a group of self-styled “freaks art sluts and outcasts” (198) as they move through the vicissitudes of friendship, romance, and creative collaboration, and between and within the spaces of inner-city Sydney.