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BOUNDARIES

SEPTEMBER 2021

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BOUNDARIES

SEPTEMBER 2021

Fat Life Drawing X The Civic

THURSDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

We are going to be running a series of collaborative classes with the wonderful Fat Life Drawing throughout the No Boundaries season.

Fat Life Drawing is made up of Emily and Isobel; two sisters living in London and Harrogate who put together FLD after finding that most life drawing sessions lacked diversity and inclusivity.

Their goal has been to create a comfortable and safe, judgement-free space for like-minded creatives to come together.

They have been running virtual classes since June 2020 and have raised over £21,000 for various charities and fundraisers.

The sessions are conducted over Zoom, with a link being sent out to participants a short time beforehand.

We hope you can join us!

Artwork: @aimee.does.nothing

Civic Garden Party

SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Our annual Garden Party which takes place in Mandela Gardens (the space right next to The Civic) is a free, daytime event for families and residents to enjoy some live performance in the open air.

This year tickets need to be booked through our box office so each family can have their own dedicated bench to watch the fantastic shows we have on offer!

Shows include “Grow” by Kapow Dance Circus Theatre and “The Three Musketeers” by Morgan & West. 

Civic Garden Party

SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Our annual Garden Party which takes place in Mandela Gardens (the space right next to The Civic) is a free, daytime event for families and residents to enjoy some live performance in the open air.

We are still in the process of putting together all the happenings for this event, but shows will include dance/theatre piece “Grow” by Kapow Dance, that looks at the power of nature to rejuvenate, take over spaces and grow through the cracks. There will also be live magic from Morgan and West with their new show The Three Musketeers.

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk

SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST – FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2021

Tues – Sat: 10am – 4pm 

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk looks at how fashion creatives are embracing inclusivity and body positivity by exploring five key themes: size, gender, age, race and disability. Visitors will learn how the industry is calling into question existing practice and why it must address diversity from the inside out to reappraise contemporary ideals of beauty.

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Body Beautiful: Curator / Artist Talks

TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Join the curator of Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk and other industry experts for a panel discussion addressing diversity and inclusion within the fashion industry.

More information coming soon!

Disability & Representation online debate

SEPTEMBER 2021

Taking place online for Barnsley College Industry Week and/or Off the Shelf.

Speakers to include;

  • Toy Like Me (advocate of disability in toy design),
  • Limbo Foundation (designers and manufacturers of fun prosthetic limbs for children) Adaptive fashion designers, (Squeeze Collective, Able Label or Kintusgi)

 

Black t-shirt with the words Gender Roles are Dead printed on the front
OBJECT NUMBER MOT000012 Gender Roles are Dead T-shirt by @thefoxfisher Photo by Katy Davies, Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion.

The Museum of Transology

ONLINE EXHIBITION, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2021 – 31ST MARCH 2022

The Museum of Transology (MoT) is the UK’s most significant collection of material culture surrounding trans, non-binary and intersex lives. Participants have complete freedom to choose the object they wish to donate to represent their gender experiences. Each object has a brown tag attached to it with a hand-written message explaining its significance.

The collection halts the erasure of trans lives from history, tackles the misrepresentation of trans people in the political sphere, and combats the spectacularization of trans bodies and experiences by the mainstream media.

Mark Leeming – Bearded Brutes

SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2021

Tues – Sat: 10am – 4pm 

Bearded Brutes is a collection of vivid photographic portraits bursting with colour, sparkle and beards. Combining the masculinity of the bearded male with the camp flamboyance of heavy make-up and theatrical poses.  The collection presents an enjoyable, offbeat insight into juxtapositions of modern masculinity.

This was a personal project that organically grew into a collection of 24 kitsch portraits.  Each piece was created using costume, makeup, props and digital manipulation.

Mark Leeming – Bearded Brutes

SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2021

Bearded Brutes is a collection of vivid photographic portraits bursting with colour, sparkle and beards. Combining the masculinity of the bearded male with the camp flamboyance of heavy make-up and theatrical poses.  The collection presents an enjoyable, offbeat insight into juxtapositions of modern masculinity.

This was a personal project that organically grew into a collection of 24 kitsch portraits.  Each piece was created using costume, makeup, props and digital manipulation.

No boundaries – zine launch

11 SEPTEMBER  2021

To celebrate all that No Boundaries is and in keeping with our annual tradition, throughout the first half of this year we have been creating a Zine which binds together interviews, features and creative writing from some of the artists that make up this programme of work.

This has been kindly supported by ASOS.

The zine includes a feature on the wonderful Fat Life Drawing, our integrated theatre company Cross The Sky as well as an inside look at Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk our headline exhibition for this programme.

We are officially launching a limited edition run of these zines alongside the launch of The Way Ahead public artwork.

We also wrote a blog delving into the history of zines which you can read here.

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