Happy Trans Pride! DLWP is proud to be part of the first Trans Pride in Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill. Join us for an afternoon of events to celebrate.
Trans Pride Badge Making
Led by artist Harry McMorrow
FREE, Drop-in, Main Foyer
Saturday 22 July, 3 – 4 pm
Come and try your hand at making your own badge! You can draw a flag, write your pronouns, slogans, cartoons- get creative! Badge design templates will be provided but feel free to bring any images or materials you’d specifically like to use.
Trans Pride – Queer Life Drawing Conversations
Led by Miles Cootes with model Cazimi
Saturday 22 July, 4 – 5.30 pm.
Adults, £5 / Free (for Trans, non-binary and gender expansive folk)
Tea and Treats provided
Life drawing and conversations led by artist Miles Coote. This session will celebrate Trans Pride with model and artist Cazimi, also known as spirit doll. Miles Coote will explore Cazimi’s art practice, and we invite you to draw, pose and join in with the conversation.
*Please note: You do not need to book for the badge-making activities. If you would like to attend the Life Drawing session, please use the book button the left-hand side.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Harry McMorrow, (BA) is a non-binary queer artist living in St Leonards on Sea. They create tufted wall rugs usually focused around specific iconography and trends from the past. They are currently working on their first solo show, Come As You Are, which will be showing at Big Yin Gallery from November 4. As well as being a practicing artist they are studying for their postgrad cert in education at University of Brighton. When not training to teach, or making art, they run a queer club night, Club FliQ.
Miles’ paintings are auto ethnographic studies of queer experiences and imaginings, drawing from his collaborative art projects with local communities and embodied research about the environment and queer bodies. He is a leading artist in the field of queer life drawing and explores it as an embodied method of practice, working with public audiences, lgbtqia+ communities and organisations. He has formed the queer life drawing projects: the Bareback Museum, which investigates sexual health and queer identities of unprotected sex; QueerLDC (Queer Life Drawing Conversation) a weekly online event about Queer Bod(ies), intimacy and nudity on the internet, formed during the pandemic; Queer Art Boot Fair, which encourages the consumption and archival practice of queer objects from the home using the process of queer life drawing; and recent projects on the nude interview as a qualitative research and autoethnographic method
Spirit Doll is the artist name of androgynous creature Cazimi. Spirit Doll is a gender expansive artist and performer, who’s practice explores many forms including self portrait photography, drag, pole dance, radical cabaret, drawing, digital art, dolls, clothing and costume. Spirit Doll’s practice focuses on exploration of identity, character creation, pushing boundaries and revealing parts of his inner world.