Freedom Centre art project explores gender diversity and trans identities

The Freedom Centre’s Trans Art Exhibition is a collection of artworks depicting the gender journey of trans and gender diverse young people.

“The Freedom Centre’s Trans Art project provides a vital opportunity for young people to creatively explore and express their gender identity through art while in a safe peer space,” said Freedom Centre Coordinator Dani Wright Toussaint.

“This is an important protective factor for their mental health and well being.”

The Trans Pathways Research Team (which is made up of Telethon Kids Institute, The University of WA, Curtin University, YouthLink and Freedom Centre), received funding from the WA Mental Health Commission’s Suicide Prevention Peer Support and Mentoring Grants.

With this funding they have delivered a series of free art workshops for young people aged 12-25 who identify as trans or gender diverse.

Hosted by local trans community artist Lex Randolph, these workshops allowed young people to explore their gender journey, mental health and well being through art alongside their peers.

This exhibition is a culmination of this work and aims to be an interactive and educational experience for all.

The exhibition runs from Monday 15th May – 2pm Friday 19th May 2017, 9am – 5pm weekdays.

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