To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we are proud to invite you to our unique one day exhibition of two exciting bodies of work: Proudly African and Trangender and Proudly Trans in Turkey.
These powerful portraits and narratives of trans activists in Africa and Turkey were created by artist and feminist activist Gabrielle Le Roux in collaboration with the individuals featured.
Gabrielle Le Roux will be in attendance and there will be a variety of workshops exploring the themes of the artwork throughout the day.
Date: Sunday 17 May 2015
Time: 12 noon – 4:00pm
Venue: 5th Floor Gallery, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
Register as attending: http://proudlytrans.eventbrite.co.uk
|12pm||Exhibition opens to the public|
|12pm||Proudly Ourselves Creative Portraits Workshop |
This fun workshop will enable you to turn a simple ‘selfie’ photo into a creative artwork exploring and celebrating your identity as an LGBTI person living in Scotland. All art materials provided. No previous drawing experience required.
|12:30pm||Guided tour by the artist|
|1:30pm||International LGBTI Activism Discussion |
An exploration of LGBTI equality around the world and the similarities and differences with our experiences in Scotland. Find out how LGBTI activists are working together at a global level and ways you can get involved.
|2:30pm||Guided tour by the artist|
|3pm||Screening of short films by trans sex workers in Turkey |
Despite facing the worst trans murder rates in Europe, trans sex workers in Turkey remain defiant, articulate and proactive in campaigning for their human rights. Come and hear their perspectives in their own words.
|4pm||Exhibition closes to the public|
If you wish to attend the workshops or the guided tours, then you may wish to book in advance as places are limited. Advance booking is optional not essential.