Posts Tagged ‘Artist’
I’m so excited to be in an exhibition about NZ comics and graphic novels! The show is curated by my masters’ supervisor, and comic legend, and all ’round awesome fella Dylan Horrocks…
If you’re in Auckland in March or April you should go along. ‘Cause it will be awesome.
Well… I illustrated one, anyhow
Philip Patston and Barbara Pike wrote it for the Diversity Works Trust. They’re pretty amazing. You can read more about the book here, and you can order them here too (the books, not Philip and Barbara…) !
So news of the century is that I’m in my first big group exhibition.:D
Rebecca Swan, the amazing photographer – who made Assume Nothing (one of the most amazing series of photographic depictions of gender), and once took pictures of Joe and I naked– asked me if I wanted to be in a show she was curating.
Nat’rlly I said “YES! PLEASE!”, and so, ladies, gents, and every other dapper person – I present to you: FAERIE TALES.
The show opens Tuesday 5 June (performances at 9pm), and closes on the 18th, and it’s at Snake Pit gallery at 33 High Street, Auckland.
If you’re in Auckland after Queens Birthday weekend you should come down and see it. It’s amazing.
And if that’s not enough to entice you, on opening night we’ll be presenting a special once-in-a-lifetime performance!!! Joe is helping to organise it, as well as having one of the starring roles…. he may have convinced me to do a little something too
So, basically, you should all come along – it’s pretty much going to be the most amazing thing ever.
Here’s the facebook page for all the details
I made a poster!
Next month is the Asia Pacific Outgames in Wellington, and alongside the games they’re having a Human Rights Conference. They’ve got speakers from around the globe to share their experiences and knowledge, and it looks full to the brim with awesome stuff.
I’m gonna be involved in two presentations – one on the importance of queer storytelling, and another on trans/queer support in New Zealand.
Also! If that’s not enough we’re gonna get together trans/intersex, friends and family together the day before the conference so there’s a space to meet and talk about all the amazing regional work that people are doing, and building on ideas to strengthen and support one another. Details here!
I feel pretty amazed to have the privilege of being photographed, but also to actually take up that opportunity and say “yeh, I’ll do it”. It’s totally not my style, and even a couple of months ago I probably would have shied away from it. So, I pretty much feel awesome about it.
Plus Rebecca Swan was super amazing about all the gender stuff too; calling us “guys” and using male pronouns the whole time, even if on top of our nakedness and my lack of testosteroned body. It could have been quite a vulnerable-making, terrifying experience, but Rebecca was totally awesome about helping us feel seen.
You should check out her site here, btw: SITE!!
So a few years ago some mates and me set up a Comic Collective in Dunedin – ’cause we realised there were quite a few of us who drew comics or who liked reading ‘em. We used to get together and drink and draw, and we had dreams of creating our very own comic book.
Well years later, and after a few pit-stops it’s finally been created! Ladies, Gentleman and Everyone else: I present to you DUD Vol. 1! It’s an anthology of local (Dunedin) and national (New Zealand) comic artists, including me! Plus it comes with a FREE cd of local bands too.
Basically it’s awesome and I feel really proud about seeing it published. So yeh, if you’re interested you should buy it.
So y’all should totally visit the Dunedin Comic Collective site and order one!