Explore the "LGBTQ Activism & Culture" (Archive 3) with Yarra Youth Services’ Artist In Residence, Gen Townsend, and Artist and Arts Worker, Zara Sully. In this live, online art workshop, Gen and Zara will discuss research-based arts practices and run activities that draw inspiration from the archive. All are welcome to join and animate this amazing archive through drawing, text-based art or your own artistic response.
About the archive: the Gale Archive of Sexuality and Gender provides insights into how sexual norms have changed over time, the development of sex education, changing gender roles, LGBTQ culture, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas.
Suitable for 18+
(For child safety reasons this online workshop is restricted to 18 years or older)
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Zara Sully is a queer-identifying, multi-disciplinary, photography-based artist. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons). Sully’s practice explores the queer experience through a contemporary lens, with a focus on queering the mundane. Recent exhibitions include I Want to Believe (2019) at Trocadero Art Space (with Penny Walker-Keefe) and Mother at Bus Projects (2019). In 2021 Sully will present their first curated exhibition, Yours, Queerly at Sawtooth ARI. Sully is currently studying their Masters of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne.
Gen (Genevieve) Townsend is a visual artist and facilitator in arts and advocacy spaces. She was born in Frankston and lives in Melbourne on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Boon wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin nation. Having studied Sociology, Gen makes use of research tools and facilitation techniques in her installations, soft-sculptures, and events. Her practice involves play to ease into vulnerable reflections and challenging conversations. In addition, Gen employs satire in attempts to poke and shift - within herself and the community – issues surrounding structural and ingrained racism, sexism, neoliberalism, and harmful individualism. She is currently one of five Artists in Residence at Yarra Youth Services, Fitzroy.