We're running a free school holiday digital art workshop exploring self representation. It's for gender-diverse young people and their parents.
In the first half we'll look at how trans and gender-diverse celebrities collaborate with mainstream media in their digital representations (from Laverne Cox to Aydian Dowling to "I am Jazz'... and we can't forget Miley). We share our own strategies for online representation, discussing platforms from Facebook to vlogs, Twitter to Tumblr.
In the second half we make a digital self - via photo-tai-chi, twitter haiku, or meme. We work out where, when and with who we might share these parts of ourselves.
We might create new profiles. We might make new connections.
Making Digital Selves of the present and future.... past is optional ; )
If you're interested in participating email us at email@example.com
There were so many people who didn't make it to check out our exhibition last year when we opened during the Feast Festival. We've been very lucky to have the opportunity to go again - this time for a month at the South West Community Centre at 171 Sturt Street, City. You can pop in anytime to look at our digital art, poems and short stories... or come along to the opening next weekend.
We're super excited to host some additional stories from last year's 'Out at the Museum' including some poignant anecdotes from the Feast Queer Youth Drop-In.
Our re-boot opening is Saturday 25th March from 5-8pm...
There will be drinks and nibbles available and opportunities to ‘dress up’ your own gender-expression!
Zines $5, fabric patch-art from German activist Yori Gagarim $1, plus community clothes swap/exchange…
On Saturday 1st April from 3-4pm there will be an additional opportunity to meet some of the artists involved... and see many other colourful people and activities as part of the South West Community Centre's open day.
Please share our invitations with friends, family and work colleagues!
In the journey from born-digital, to made material, back to pdf, and now in digital flip page form... are there any other ways to engage with our stories?
Some of you may recall I brought back a motley collection of hand-printed gender-queer fabric patches... I thought they'd make super-cool prayer flags or I could stitch them onto favourite old t-shirts.
I donated them to our raffle and optimistically got in touch with Yori to ask if they could send us a bigger box to display/sell at the exhibition opening. When I picked them up today I think the lady in the post-office was a little shocked by the stickers...
...although I'm not sure whether it was 'ethical sloth' or 'my gender? none of your *^#! business.'
Anyways... the contents are more awesome-ness...
We had such a fabulous launch last weekend... I made this small slideshow out of the beautiful photos taken by our excellent Squidge Pangaro. If you like I can make it downloadable? I'm so proud of us! Did everyone get a couple of copies of the zine? If not, message me and I'll post you one. Here is a digital version.
Now it remains to discuss... what next? Is all your recent work visible on your blog and the gallery? Have you shared the link with friends? Are there any service providers that we should gift some physical zines to?
And what do you think we should do with the work. It's currently stored at the Feast Hub... do you each wish to claim your own work or shall I consider approaching other spaces for further display?
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This blog is all about progress of the Beyond Gender project, updates to the website, new content in the gallery, and upcoming events.