The Freedom Centre is hosting a free opening night of the Trans Art Exhibition at the YMCA HQ Gallery Space, 60a Frame Court, Leederville, WA 6007, on Friday 12th May 2017 from 6.30pm.
The Trans Art Exhibition is a collection of artworks depicting the gender journey of trans and gender diverse young people. “The Freedom Centre’s Trans Art project provides a vital opportunity for young people to creatively explore and express their gender identity through art while in a safe peer space. This is an important protective factor for their mental health and wellbeing” - Dani Wright Toussaint, Freedom Centre Coordinator.
The Trans Pathways Research Team (which is made up of Telethon Kids Institute, The University of WA, Curtin University, YouthLink and Freedom Centre), received funding from the WA Mental Health Commission’s Suicide Prevention Peer Support and Mentoring Grants. With this funding they have delivered a series of free art workshops for young people aged 12-25 who identify as trans or gender diverse.
Hosted by local trans community artist Lex Randolph, these workshops allowed young people to explore their gender journey, mental health and wellbeing through art alongside their peers. This exhibition is a culmination of this work and aims to be an interactive and educational experience for all.
The exhibition will run from Monday 15th May - 2pm Friday 19th May 2017, so come and check it out 9am-5pm weekdays. To register for the exhibition opening please go to: https:// www.eventbrite.com.au/e/exhibition-opening-freedom-centres-trans-art projectregistration- 33654931807. For more information please feel free to contact Katie (Project Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dani (Freedom Centre Coordinator) at email@example.com.