Creative Masculinities Research Lab
- East Sydney Community Arts Centre 34 Burton Street Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)
What can a masculinity be today that is creative?
How to think about masculinity in a positive way, while taking feminism and queer thinking seriously into account?
The Creative Masculinities Research Lab will be a space to explore these questions. It is an initial day of meeting, moving and talking. Everyone is welcome to take part.
There will be space to try out different concepts and ideas that you may be interested to propose as workshops, panels or performances at the Festival of Creative Masculinities in 2019.
Attendance is $35 (or $25 low income) to help us cover the venue hire costs and provide some refreshments.
Breaking down is like a dirty secret. No-one wants to be heart broken or devastated but a lot of people are. If you can be vulnerable, you are worthy of trust. We will explore how each of us acts when we break down, how we respond when we witness others breaking down and how we would like others to be with us when this happens, when the infans, the one who can't speak or wounded child arrives.
Award winning artist Guy James Whitworth will host an interactive life drawing group quite unlike any other. Using visual references and life models to build new ideas around what masculinity looks like and redefine what it can become.
What is your relationship with shame? If shame is a part of your life (even in a small way) come and join us to explore what shame is, how it affects you and what you can do about it.
Dean and Andrew take workshop participants through various modes of their artistic practice that they’ve discovered help with symptoms of their prolonged child sex abuse both experienced throughout several years of their childhoods. This workshop will include movement, sound, disclosure and discussions around sensual/sexual practice that aims to alleviate shame, anxiety, mistrust and confusion.