28th September, 2014: Gaybombay Special Sunday: “The Queer Art Workshop”

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Gaybombay Special Sunday: “The Queer Art Workshop”
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Meeting Time: 1745-1800 hrs (5:45pm to 6pm) Ending Time: 2100 hrs (9pm)
Date: Sunday, 28th September, 2014
Meeting Point: Gate of Moti Mahal Restaurant, Corner of Turner Road and Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai. From Bandra station it is 20min (walking), 7min (autorickshaw), 12min bus (3rd bus stop from the station). From here we will proceed to the venue of the workshop. No entries directly to the venue please.
Cost: FREE

Agenda:
1800-1815 Welcome
1815 – 1830 Ice-breaker
1815 – 1830 Debrief on the activity and guided meditation
1830 – 2000 Make art!
2000 – 2100 Showcase (including snacks) talk about what you have created, what others have created, and any other thoughts you may have.
2100 Meeting ends

Requirement: All the art materials will be provided by us but you are welcome to bring your own art materials if you want as well.

Welcome to the GB Sunday Special Meet: A Queer Art workshop. This is a FREE meet about drawing, painting, sketching, colouring your heart out, and then sharing, if you like, with the group.

The LGBT community in Mumbai is diverse and multi-faceted. Over the last 17 years, Gaybombay has been a canvas on which you all have shown your true colours. Our annual GB Special Sunday Queer Art Workshop is about celebrate your individual distinct journey as well our shared journey as LGBTs. So how would you like to express *your* gayness through art? Potential subjects are manifold: coming out, freedom, relationships, same-sex marriage, adoption, 377, Pride – but also harassment, blackmail, double lives and criminalization have been important parts and milestones of many of our lives.

Paper, paints, brushes, crayons, pencils, erasers, sketch pens, markers, glitter, old magazines to make cuttings for collages, glue-sticks – we will provide you with all these and more. What you have to do: sit down before a fresh crisp drawing sheet and spend 3 hours letting your creativity blossom. Express yourself any which way you want to! Joy, fun, camp, separation, pain, longing… let it all out on paper. And don’t worry – you don’t have to be a Picasso and produce something worthy of the galleries – this is just an opportunity to discover the inner child in you and for us to bond through art.

Snacks and tea will be served. All rules connected with a GB Meet apply. A humble request: the workshop is at an organizing member’s private home, so please let us respect this generous offer of space by conducting ourselves with appropriately.

So come on people, let’s make art! 🙂
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