myriad collective presents TRANSPOSSIBLE

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myriad collective presents our fourth annual celebration of trans and gender diverse community and creativity, in partnership with the City of Melbourne and Library at the Dock.

We showcase the knowledge, artistry, and imaginative resilience of multiply-marginalised TGD people across two nights of performances, a month-long art exhibition, and a creative industries workshop.

Transpossible is an extended celebration of IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex discrimination, and Transphobia) that seeks to empower and inspire TGD people and our friends, families, and allies.

EVENT INFORMATION

VENUE: Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade,Docklands VIC 3008

VISUAL ART EXHIBITION: Monday 1st May–Friday 26th May

Opening Night: Thursday 4th May

PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE:Friday 12nd May, 5pm–10pm & Saturday 13th May 6pm–11pm

 

 

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES WORKSHOP: Thursday 18th May, 5pm–9pm

 

Expression of Interest to perform or exhibit for TRANSPOSSIBLE

***CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS***

TRANSPOSSIBLE: Trans and gender diverse communities envisioning creative futures

myriad collective is looking for trans and gender diverse artists and performers to be part of our performance showcase and visual arts exhibition in May at Library at The Dock.
This event builds on the work started by the Reframing Gender project of 2014-2015. We’re ecstatic to have this platform again for the fourth year and we’d love to hear from you!
Whether you’re a seasoned artist or someone willing to brave it for the first time, we’re interested in your ideas and work. All aspects of your EOI will remain confidential, and will only be viewed by the collective. Just contact us by filling in the EOI form attached by 30th of March 2017.
PERFORMERS
Performances on 12th & 13th May 2017
(performers will have to be available for both nights)
Please contact Zakaria at zshahruddin@gmail.com, or just message him at 0430 810 204 for chats.
VISUAL ARTISTS
Exhibition starts on May 1st, with official opening on Thursday May 4th. Exhibition ends 26th May 2017.
This will be a group show featuring a maximum of 10 artists. Each artist can present ONE work or series (ie. a triptych), and we can accommodate most visual arts media.
We can accommodate most visual arts media. If you’d like to exhibit or discuss what this might look like, please get in touch with darcy at darcywr@gmail.com or via Facebook.
myriad collective work to create spaces for Trans and Gender Diverse people which means we are only considering Trans and Gender Diverse people for this event. We will be prioritising artists who are further marginalised within the TGD community, including Indigenous people, people of colour, trans feminine people, people with disabilities, working class people and those living in poverty, people under 21 and over 45, and other TGD people who experience multiple forms of marginalisation.

myriad collective exhibition opportunity for Midsumma 2017

myriad collective have been working hard to create multiple opportunities for trans and gender diverse artists in 2017, and are proud to announce our exhibition, Convergent Pathologies, to be held at Incinerator Gallery as part of the program for Midsumma 2017.

Convergent Pathologies, curated by myriad collective Exhibition Curator darcy t gunk, is an exhibition that explores the experiences of TGD people living with mental illness, and the ways that these experiences can complicate and impact on each other.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from TGD visual artists with a mental illness. The deadline for submissions is 5pm Thursday October 20th. Please check out the application and information form attached for more information. If you have any queries, or to apply, please contact myriad at collectivemyriad@gmail.com

convergent pathologies artist application form

myriad and FCAC opportunity for 2017 Fringe

myriad collective are excited to announce an opportunity for trans and gender diverse artists to work with us and Footscray Community Arts Centre to produce new works for the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival!

We are opening expressions of interest to emerging/early career TGD artists and ensembles in Melbourne who would like to create new performance or visual works that expand on their previous capacities – musicians who would like to experiment with elements of staging and lighting, for example.

For more information, or to apply, please see the information and application forms attached to this post. You can also email us at collectivemyriad@gmail.com if you have any other questions.

Applications are due by 5pm September 30th.

Myriad FCAC Information Sheet

Myriad FCAC Expression of Interest

 

call for collective members

Heya! We’re looking for people to join myriad collective and help us organise exhibitions, performances, workshops and other delightful shenanigans celebrating and nurturing trans & gender diverse creativity and community.

Anyone who is trans or gender diverse (TGD) is welcome to apply. So that we can make myriad more diverse and representative, we’re especially prioritising people who can bring perspectives, identities, experiences and skills that the current collective members don’t have: trans women; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander sistergirls, brotherboys, and TGD people; TGD people assigned male at birth; TGD people with disabilities; TGD residents of regional Victoria; and TGD people aged under 25 or over 40.

There’s a bit about the existing collective members below, as well as some of the roles we’re looking to fill, but get in touch if you have any questions or ideas outside of what we’ve written up coz it’s all flexible. And please share this around!

CURRENT COLLECTIVE MEMBERS

darcy t gunk is a white non-binary trans person who makes music and visual art. They are a founding member of myriad collective, and contribute skills in grant-writing, collective organising, project management, exhibition curation, and facilitation.

Jinghua (fka Lia Incognita) is a gender-fluid writer and myriad’s other co-founder. After cutting eir teeth on QTPOC arts and activism in the Kulin nations, Jinghua is now based in Shanghai and remotely helping out with myriad communications, finances and project management.

Zakaria is a migrant QTPOC. Zakaria has background in theatre production, events management and an all-round stage techie. Zaky is into arts activism, talking about feelings and hanging out with his cat, Tom Dylan.

Zoe Birkinshaw is a 29 year old trans person living in Melbourne’s West. Zoe has been involved in a number of LGBTI community projects, and has been working in the LGBTI youth sector since 2012. Zoe has a strong working knowledge of 80s pop music, and their pronoun is they.

HOW WE WORK

We make big decisions by consensus but also work on our own areas fairly autonomously, bouncing ideas off each other now and then and checking in by email. There’ll be some meetings in person (in Melbourne) and some by Skype.

ROLES NEEDED SOON

Grants/sponsorship and finances:
budgeting, grant applications and acquittals, exploring other funding sources, chasing up payments

Partnerships and community outreach:
contacting groups with similar ideas and aims, helping make
myriad more inclusive

Media/communications/promotion:
getting the word out about myriad to radio and press, across social media, and event listings

Selection panel:
curatorial/programing advice for which artists and performers we should include

Artist liaison:
supporting artists and performers, confirming their needs, making sure content is appropriate

Venue liaison:
scouting out venues, getting quotes, making bookings, checking in on equipment requirements

Collective admin: organising meetings, taking minutes

ROLES NEEDED FOR FUTURE EVENTS

Auslan interpreters (paid role)
Grievance officer
Front of house manager
Sound tech and DJ
Lighting tech

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

Drop us a line at collectivemyriad@gmail.com with a bit about yourself, what area you’d be interested in, why you want to join the collective and why you’d be great at it. Also please let us know what kind of time commitment you can make!