Call out for current or past sex workers to participate in a collaborative art projects for Melbourne’s Festival of Sex Work in May 2012.
What are some of the positive things sex work has brought into your life?
This is a question I am always so fascinated to hear the answer to. The answers can be so varied and often inspiring.
It is also an opportunity to educate non-sex workers about the positive aspects of sex work, and to give them a better understanding of our lives and culture of sex work. It is also for us as peers to celebrate our culture and our work.
This question is the subject for this art quilt project. You do not need to be able to sew or have artistic experience to participate, you just need to have a willingness to share your thoughts and ideas.
The concept is a blank square with a patchwork frame is to be the canvas for your work. These have been made and can be collected or posted to you. You may choose to draw, sew, applique, collage, use digital photography transfer to decorate your square, with your thoughts about some of the positive things sex work has brought to your life.
You may write poetry and wish to share one of your poems or songs. You may love photography and use transfers and painting to produce your square. You may just have a list of five things that you may just simply write on your square.
I will then collect all the squares and them together to make a larger art quilt, to be displayed at Melbourne’s Festival of Sex Work and with hopes the quilt with be able to be shared at future exhibitions and sex worker events.
For expressions of interest please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me an sms at 0468 940 229
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