International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) Sydney is calling for established and emerging artists to prepare artworks that explore issues surrounding homophobia to be part of an exhibition for International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) Sunday the 17th of May 2009.
The exhibition will be launched by Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor of Sydney on Saturday the 16th of May 2009 at the Pine Street Gallery in Chippendale.
They are seeking expressions of interest from all members of the GLBTIQ community to participate in the exhibition by submitting an artwork in any medium.
The exhibition aims to initiate a discussion about the pervasive nature of homophobia and increase awareness that vilification/violence based on sexual orientation or perceived orientation is illegal and unacceptable.
Project Coordinator Nick Baldas wants to reach out to members of our community that might be living within a homophobic environment or may be dealing with negative responses to homophobia. IDAHO the Exhibition is an opportunity for anyone who has experienced homophobia to express themselves and an opportunity to feel safe and turn a negative experience into a positive reality.
IDAHO the Exhibition is a grassroots community initiative and any help or support you can provide is a step towards stopping homophobia.