Trans/Forms – Ten Days of Art and Music Celebrating Transgender Lives

Buy tickets for the fundraiser on the 13th here or at the Hamilton House reception11393102_942721762433215_8193882092679430946_n

For more information visit the Trans/Forms facebook page or find us on Twitter @TransFormsBrist
Friday November 13th will see the launch of a series art, performance and music events over 10 days at Hamilton House in the run up to Transgender day of remembrance, now in it’s 18th year, with 8 groups and individual artists coming from across the UK.

It kicks off with a party and fundraiser on November 13th. From November 16th – 23rd there is anexhibition of visual art from Trans artists from across the UK, exploring ideas of gender and identity. The opening night on November 16th features live art from Raju Rage and music from Afon Sistema.

This is the first event by Trans/Forms, which is a new project by Bristol based artist Chris Hubleyto give a platform for transgender and transsexual artists to showcase their work. The aim is to create an alternative to the mainstream narrative around trans people and provide a platform for transgender artists.

The project is being launched with a series of events including art, performance and live art at Hamilton House created in collaboration with CoResist. This series of events are leading up to Transgender day of Remembrance on November 20th, which is a day on which we remember the trans people from around the world who have lost their lives through transphobic violence.

Curator, Chris Hubley said: “We created this project because, despite the rising visibility of trans people in recent months, the mainstream media narrative is still very narrow and very often relies on cliche and stereotypes when talking about us. It often ignores those in the community who are most marginalised. There is a need to create space for those people who don’t fit this narrative and to show the many multiple ways that trans identities manifest. To this end, we are showcasing the exciting and powerful art that comes from these communities, and creating new narratives through self representation.

“For the last few years Bristol has hosted events for Trans day of Remembrance which are intended for trans people, their friends, family and allies, so I wanted to create something alongside these which was also about engaging with the wider community.

“We are very excited to be bringing this amazing array of talent to Hamilton House, this is the first time something like this has happened in Bristol and hopefully there will be much more in the future.”

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Party and Fundraiser, Friday November 13th, Hamilton house events space, £3-7 (pay what you can, buy tickets here)

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Exhibition, November 16th – 23rd, Hamilton house exhibition space, Free (note – contains explicit nudity)

Rachel Green, Ludo Foster, Chris Hubley

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Exhibition opening, November 16th, Free.

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