Wish that you’d learned about Scotland’s queer times at school? Believe that more LGBTPQI+A* community histories should be present in museum collections? Has your experience been under-recognised in LGBTPQI+A history-making? Can you recall what may otherwise be forgotten? Got something to say about housing, health, employment and education and LGBTPQI citizenship? Have you been involved in grassroots organising, campaigning and community support systems for LGBTPQI people that still awaits recognition? Do you formally or informally research lives LGBTPQI+A and want to share your knowledge?
*LGBTPQIA = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Polysexual, Queer, Intersex + Allies make history at queer timɘs school
Monday July 23 until Friday 27 2018, 10.30-16.00 daily, plus some evening sessions and Saturday August 4 2018, 13.00-16.00.
queer timɘs school is an art and citizenship project for all LGBTPQI adults, and their allies, over the age of 16. In a series of rolling, hour-long assemblies, participants will share diverse histories of the past 50 years particularly regarding education housing, employment, law and health. Assemblies will take place in supportive environments across Glasgow’s museums, libraries, and archives; at the Glasgow School of Art and the City Chambers.
Participants are welcome to book into one or more assemblies. A core group of 12 people able to attend throughout would be ideal, including on Saturday 4 August.
Participants are being asked to share and/or listen to: examples of challenges experienced; the fights against exclusion and for rights and equality; organising campaigns and protests; grass-roots and community-led care and support systems; experiences of housing, the workplace, education and of law; scene histories and non-scene lifestyles; forms of friendship and ‘alternative’ families; meet-ups, hook-ups, coupling and splitting up; types of resistance including to being co-opted; and how LGBTPQI communities have co-organised.
On Saturday August 4 a panel of 12 LGBPTQI+A citizens will deliberate on what of these histories should be told in a set of 10 printed works that will enter Glasgow Museums’ collection. Exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) from 1 December 2018 -10 March 2019, a second set will be annually available to be loaned by secondary schools in Glasgow.
Three information sessions are scheduled for those interested in taking part in quɘer times school:
Monday 25 June from 1pm-2.30pm in the Studio at the Gallery of Modern Art(GoMA)
Monday 25 June from 6pm-7.30pm at The Mitchell Library North St, Glasgow G3 7DN – in the Glasgow Room which is located at the North Street side of the Mitchell Library. Wheelchair access would be via Granville Street, with independent access using the lift to level 1 to access the North Street Side of the venue.
Tuesday 26 June from 6pm-7.30pm at The Mitchell Library North St, Glasgow G3 7DN – in the Glasgow Room which is located at the North Street side of the Mitchell Library. Wheelchair access would be via Granville Street, with independent access using the lift to level 1 to access the North Street Side of the venue.
To attend an introductory Info Session, register your overall interest, or ask questions, book a ticket through this eventbrite page or contact: Katie Bruce, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Royal Exchange Square, 0141 287 3051, firstname.lastname@example.org
queer timɘs school has been commissioned by the Gallery of Modern Art from queer, socially-engaged artist, Jason E. Bowman. It is supported by organisations including: CRUSEV, Equality Network, Glasgow City Council Education Services, Glasgow Libraries, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow Women’s Library, Heritage Lottery Scotland, LGBT Age, LGBT Youth Scotland, Outspoken Arts!, The Glasgow School of Art, The Glasgow School of Art Student Association, and the Valand Academy.