To my old, new and potential Red Bubble friends – especially those who have followed Johnny and Dave over the months and now years – here’s a bit of a Johnny and Dave explanation and context…
I’ve been described as a visual poet. I have an arts background in design, photography and performance. I am also a writer and a community health worker. I am impacted by homophobia and see its effect around me daily.
I created ‘Johnny and Dave’ in 2009. They have helped me re-think myself as an artist in Sydney. They have given me a voice, a gift which I endeavour to honour. -—————————————————————————————————————————————- This project began with a Red Bubble challenge in 2009 and quickly became a journey. These photographs are probably the only record of this inner-city love story between two
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.
I just wanted to thank you all for your support and participation in This Is Oz The site will continue for a few months so feel free to dop by before we close it down. It is a massive success and keeps getting better.
For a recent cover story on the site see this article featuring Anton Enus (SBS news reader) in a Sydney magazine – SX
So many people are asking me these days how one gets to be gay. What they really want to know is how they too can be gay.
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There is now nothing that will disuade me in believing that being gay has got to be the new season fashion accessory. Being gay is also shaping up to be a classic collectable in our socio-cultural iconic heritage – 1001 global artists can’t be wrong.