Outing Disability photographic exhibition
Outing Disability, a photographic exhibition, presented by Family Planning NSW in collaboration with internationally acclaimed photographer Belinda Mason and support from the Inner West Council, is open to the public from 25 October.
What’s Outing Disability?
Outing Disability is a captivating series of photographic portraits that provide a rare insight into the hopes and dreams of LGBTIQ people with disability as they share their struggles and triumphs of coming out, exploring identity, discovering love and finding pride.
It’s an opportunity for the viewer to challenge their own assumptions about disability and enter a world of strength and celebration of diversity.
When did Outing Disability begin?
The project was originally launched in 2014 and premiered at the Sydney Mardi Gras in February of that year. It went on to be exhibited at a series of other venues in 2015 and 2016.
What’s new in this exhibition?
At this exhibition, guests to the Chrissie Cotter Gallery will see six new portraits, the accompanying video documentary, and a new resource From Outing Disability to Inclusivity: An introductory guide for disability services on how to be more LGBTIQ inclusive.
Where and when?
Outing Disability is showing at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street in Camperdown.
Exhibition dates and times are as follows:
Thursday 25 October: 11 am – 6 pm
Friday 26 October: 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday 27 October: 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday 28 October: 11 am – 4 pm
Behind the Lens, a moderated public talk with participants, is taking place on Saturday 27 October from 2 – 3 pm. All are welcome and no bookings are required.
What about access?
The Chrissie Cotter Gallery is wheelchair accessible. In addition, audio descriptions of selected photographic works are on the Outing Disability website which you can access here.
You can find out more about the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown right here.
Feature image: Iconically Kerry (detail) and Creating Space (detail) by Belinda Mason
This page was first published on 12 October 2018.