MIM Nov 2
Facing Out is a portrait exhibition highlighting the strength, resilience and diversity of LGBTQI people, community and experiences in Sunraysia. Our aim is to promote an understanding of LGBTQI life in the Mallee (and by extension in regional Victoria) by developing and exhibiting portraits of three types:
- + “traditional” photo-portraits that clearly identify the subject
- +"masked" portraits for participants who are not comfortable, or not able, to be “out” publicly, to create a mask that hides their identity and simultaneously tells the viewer something about their experience and life. We will provide materials, support, and assistance as participants create their masks.
- +“empty frame” portraits that use words rather than photos to describe the subjects
The portraits will be printed professionally, and exhibited during December at the museum of innocence. Participants will be a given a copy of their portrait as a 'thank you' for participating.
We are now calling out to our local LGBTQIA+ community to participate. Please RSVP via email. Also, if you would like to participate anonymously, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is a partnership between Arts Mildura, Many Coloured Sky, and Mallee Pride.
Arts Mildura gratefully acknowledges the invaluable support of the following:
Arts Mildura acknowledges the First Nations People of this land upon which we work, and Arts Mildura is located; and pays respect to the land, its people, water, and animals.