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Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain.

24 June 2017 — 3 September 2017

24 June - 3 September 2017, Continuum @ People's History Museum. ‘In/Visible’ (Relief Print) © Alex J Gardner

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

24 June - 3 September 2017, Continuum @ People's History Museum. ‘IN SIGHT/INSIGHT’ (Photography/Video) © Jak SorokaRecent years have seen an explosion in media interest in trans issues – however misconceptions about the realities of trans people’s lives remain.  Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain is one of the first large scale group shows in the UK dedicated to promoting trans art.  It moves beyond the public scrutiny and sensationalism surrounding our identities and bodies to show you who we are away from the medical textbooks, daytime chat shows and hate crime statistics.  This exhibition is an opportunity for us to take ownership of our visibility, to choose the stories we want to tell, the secrets we want to share.24 June - 3 September 2017, Continuum @ People's History Museum. ‘Oestrogen Machine’ (Pen and Ink/Digital Colour) © Juno Birch

Curated by Artmob, Continuum focuses on the power of creativity to transform otherwise difficult and overlooked experiences and the ability of visual art to communicate the otherwise incommunicable.  The exhibition will feature the work of 14 UK based trans and non-binary artists, from a variety of backgrounds, working across a range of media, including sculpture, illustration, installation, photography, painting, print, animation and video game art.  The group comprises established artists as well as artists who will be exhibiting for the first time.  The artists occupy a broad range of identities – trans women, trans men, non-binary, bi-gender, non-gender.  Their work addresses a diversity of issues, including visibility, identity, philosophy, perception, class, gender, medicine, the body, and law, to name but a few.

24 June - 3 September 2017, Continuum @ People's History MuseumWe look forward to welcoming visitors into our lives to share our stories and experiences in all their playful, heartfelt and gritted glory.  Our work reveals how much there is that unites rather than divides us and, in the process, gets to the heart of what it is to be human.

SparkPart of SPARK, a brand new trans arts festival, raising trans-visibility in a creative way, in Manchester from 1-7 July. Looking below the tip of the trans-visibility-iceberg, SPARK will showcase a diverse range of new and challenging work from artists across the trans spectrum and spark discussions. Venues across Manchester, such as Manchester Art Gallery, the People’s History Museum and the Portico Library, are opening their doors to host trans film, literature, art, cabaret and club nights. SPARK takes place in the lead up to the Sparkle Weekend, curated by Trans Creative, a Manchester- based trans led, trans positive, and trans creative theatre company.


Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present andHeritage Lottery FundedNever Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights future of LGBT+ activism.

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