Exhibition: Outing Disability – Coastal Twist Festival

Friday, 11 October 2019

Exhibition: Outing Disability – Coastal Twist Festival


OPENING & LAUNCH: Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 – 5pm
Join us for the Official Coastal Twist Festival Launch at Re:Publik Cafe.

Drinks & nibbles with guest speakers.

Family Planning NSW in conjunction with internationally acclaimed photographer Belinda Mason is excited to present Outing Disability.

This photographic series invites you on a reflective journey into the lives of people with disability as they dispel myths about disability and share their struggles and triumphs of coming out, discovering love, exploring identity and finding pride.

Here, as in our community at large, the assumptions we make about people with disability must be negotiated in order to clearly see the individual for who they are. Outing Disability encourages you to reflect on your attitudes and assumptions about the sexuality and gender of people with disability. You are invited to consider how we as individuals and as a community can work to become more inclusive and uphold the sexual rights of LGBTIQ people with disability.

Belinda Mason is the winner of the Olive Cotton Award, Iris Award and Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and finalist in the 2016 United Nations Australia Media Peace Prize. She has been invited to speak at professional conferences and events such as the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women in New York in 2016, and the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Geneva also in 2016. Belinda’s photographs are held in national and international museums and galleries including Shape Arts Gallery UK, Museum of Sex New York, the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.

OPENING & LAUNCH: Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 – 5pm
Join us for the Official Coastal Twist Festival Launch at Re:Publik Cafe. Drinks & nibbles with guest speakers. Auslan interpreted event.

Outing Disabilities exhibition is open 7 days a week 8:30am–4:30pm at The Re:Public Cafe, Ettalong Beach.

This is a safe space. Attacks on gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship and parenting configurations, race, body shape, mental or physical ability, HIV/STI status, and other personal characteristics will not be tolerated. Language that degrades women will not be tolerated.

THE SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE:
Family Planning NSW ~ Cafe & Art RePublik Cafe ~ Naughty Noodle Fun Haus ~ Central Coast Council ~ Caper Creative, Ability links

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