Trans art at Peoples History Museum
Opening at the People’s History Museum on Saturday 24 June, Continuum is one of the first large-scale group exhibitions in the UK dedicated to promoting trans art. It will showcase the diversity of trans voices in 21st century Britain, with 14 artists from a variety of backgrounds, working across a range of artistic media, and is part of the museum’s Never Going Underground season that explores the fight for LGBT+ rights.
Continuum is the first exhibition curated by Artmob, which was established to raise the profile of trans and gender variant artists in the UK; it focuses on the power of creativity to transform otherwise difficult and overlooked experiences and the ability of visual art to communicate, transform and connect. As such, it moves away from the public scrutiny and sensationalism that surrounds trans people’s identities and bodies, and instead gets to the heart of what it is to be human.
The work presented by the artists features a range of media, including sculpture, illustration, installation, photography, painting, print, animation and video game art.
On Friday 23 June (6pm to 8pm) visitors are invited to join Artmob and the People’s History Museum for the preview of Continuum. For further details and to book a place visit http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/continuum-framing-trans-lives-in-21st-century-britain-launch-night/. This is a free event, with Fairtrade drinks provided by the Co-op, which has a suggested donation of £5.
Continuum opens on Saturday 24 June until Sunday 3 September. Entry is free with a suggested donation of £3. To find out more visit www.phm.org.uk and follow @PHMMcr.Read More