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. -——————————————————————————…
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.