IDAHO the Exhibition is a project created by Nick Baldas to provide an opportunity for people who have experienced homophobia to create artworks that articulate their responses to homophobia. The project also aims to raise awareness for International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on May 17.

As part of the project, artists have been invited to participate in an exhibition to be launched on May 16 by Philip Black, Councillor from the City of Sydney.

Currently we have over 20 artists who will be contributing their works from a broad cross section of the community and some from overseas as well.

A series of workshops is also being conducted in the lead up to the exhibition to provide a safe and supportive space for people to express themselves. Workshops will be held by the Gay and Lesbian Counseling Service, Twenty10 Youth Services, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir and Keepsafe – Self Defense.

As part of the project, IDAHO Sydney have also set up an online hate crime map for people who have experienced homophobia to mark out where it occurred and to tell their story of what happened.

IDAHO the Exhibition is a grassroots community initiative and any support you can provide is a step towards stopping homophobia.

For more information please have a browse through the blog or contact us at idahosydney@yahoo.com.au or 0416 716 004.

Nick and Luke.

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2 Responses to “About the Project”

  1. Andre Furaln said

    Hello,
    Thank you for holding the International Day Against Homophobia in 2009 .
    I wish you the best to you all.
    Sincerely,
    Andre Furlan

  2. Digby Duncan said

    Congratulations on a great idea and good luck with the project.

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