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Queer Landscapes, Queer Intersections
An art exhibition exploring LGBTQ social issues and identities from an intersectional perspective

John B. Aird Gallery, Queen’s Park, Macdonald Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto
May 30 - June 23, 2017

Juried by Robert Houle, Pamila Matharu, and Syrus Marcus Ware
Presented by the Ontario Public Service Pride Network

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
www.queerlandscapes.ca


About the Exhibition

Following the successful 2015 exhibition, Queer Landscapes, Queer Journeys: Reflections of LGBTQ Rights and Struggles in Ontario Today, the Ontario Public Service Pride Network (OPN) will sponsor its second art exhibition this coming June 2017.

Queer Landscapes, Queer Intersections will explore the landscape of LGBTQ social issues and identities from an intersectional perspective. Intersectionality is a concept increasingly used to understand complex social equity issues through relationships of power and privilege. This perspective recognizes that it is not sufficient to view dimensions of identity and diversity in isolation, and that the intersection of social identities is critical to understanding social realities and impacts on individuals and communities.

LGBTQ artists from all communities and backgrounds across Ontario are invited to submit artwork exploring how LGBTQ social issues and identities intersect with those related to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, class, family structure, sexual and mental health, and other dimensions of potential discrimination, marginalization or stigma. Works will be selected to represent a diverse range of voices by Ontario-based LGBTQ artists working in a variety of artistic media. The exhibition will take place at the John B. Aird Gallery, located in Macdonald Block, Queen’s Park, 900 Bay Street, Toronto from May 30 - June 23, 2017. The exhibition will coincide with Pride Month.

Following its debut in Toronto, the exhibition may have opportunity to travel to other cities in Ontario throughout summer and fall 2017 (TBD). Artists whose work is accepted for the exhibition will be provided with further details and will have the option to decide whether to participate in the touring exhibition, once confirmed.

The entry deadline is March 31, 2017

Eligibility

Artists:
All artists who are living in Ontario are eligible to submit work for consideration by the jury. Artists may be of any age, and both established and emerging artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration. Artists from diverse communities and backgrounds are particularly encouraged, including artists from Indigenous, racialized, ethno-cultural, religious, or linguistic communities, youth, women, artists with disabilities, artists who are Deaf, artists from rural and remote areas of the province, and others who may contribute to the diversity of perspectives represented. Artists do not have to be employees of the Ontario Public Service or members of the OPS Pride Network.

Eligible Media and Restrictions:
Eligible artwork may be in the form of drawing, painting, photograph, sculpture, installation, ceramic or textile. Audio-visual and new media work may also be considered, but all required equipment must be provided by the artist, and installation limitations may apply. All artwork that is selected must be appropriately framed and “ready to hang”. Artists are responsible for all framing and presentation costs. Artwork must not exceed a width of 60 inches and a height of seven feet. Three-dimensional artworks must fit through a standard door and not exceed 100 lbs. A maximum of three (3) artwork entries may be submitted per person.

For full guidelines and instructions, and the online entry form, please visit www.queerlandscapes.ca.

Any questions may be directed to opspride@ontario.ca