IDAHO Sydney invites artists from all over the place to contribute artworks exploring issues relating to homophobia and/or identity for the 2010 Exhibition LOVE COMBATTING FEAR to be held at Kudos Gallery, Paddington, Sydney for the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) – which falls on May 17.
IDAHO is an opportunity to challenge prejudice, discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other sexuality and gender diverse people. The 17 May marks the 1990 date when the World Health Organisation decided to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. IDAHO was first marked in 2005 and is increasingly recognised around the world and on all continents, including in Australia. The City of Sydney officially recognised IDAHO in 2010.
The theme for this year’s exhibition is Love Combating Fear.
Exhibition Launch – Tuesday 18 May, 5 – 7.30pm. Exhibition 18 – 29 May
If you would like more information or to contribute an artwork, please register your details on the website Info about bumping-in, bumping-out and selling artworks will be sent out after your registration via the web site.
Through the exhibition IDAHO Sydney will create awareness about the impacts of homophobia, encourage/support those who have experienced it and commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, 17th May.
IDAHO Sydney is a not-for profit community based initiative established to do something positive about homophobia and violence in Sydney. Any help you can provide in spreading the word is a step towards helping end homophobia.
Contact Nick Baldas at:
0420 422 611