Event Sign Making Workshop for Pride

Sign Making Workshop for Pride

With Courtney Coombs

16 September 2017
2pm–4pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

In partnership with Brisbane Pride Festival join artist Courtney Coombs for an afternoon of Queer sign making. Choose from vibrant coloured materials, and toy with words to create your own powerful message in celebration of Pride!

Coombs is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brisbane who works with sign making in their feminist practice. They are a passionate political activist grappling with the nexus of art and life. Their practice critiques the heteronormative, patriarchal structures of both the art world and society more broadly using strategies such as subjective voice, personal narrative, humour, metaphor and re-appropriating the clichés of romantic love.

Join Coombs for a colourful and invigorating afternoon in the IMA Berwick St Courtyard making placards for Brisbane Pride Festival’s March on the 23 September. With special thanks to Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Oxlades Art Supplies, and LEVEL ARI for their support.

This is an inclusive event, with all welcome.

Free, with bookings required. Register on Eventbrite here.

Guest Info
  • Courtney Coombs

    Courtney Coombs is a Brisbane-based artist who works with photography, moving image, installation, performance, sculpture, and found objects. Coombs is also a founding Co-Director of the artist run initiatives and collectives, No Frills* (2008-2010) and LEVEL (2010-current). They were awarded a PhD (practice based research) in Visual Art in 2015 at the Queensland University of Technology. Coombs has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, both in a solo and collaborative capacity in venues that include: Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Villa Merkel (Esslingen), Roji to Hito (Tokyo), Australian Centre for Contemproary Art (Melbourne), Bus Projects (Melbourne), Artspace (Sydney), Performance Space (Sydney), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), QUT Art Museum (Brisbane), Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (Brisbane), and Metro Arts (Brisbane).

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