Adjacent Meridian Point,
They’ve come a ridiculously long way, baby, since forming in
2013, and now, TransGreystones are about to premiere their very first documentary
Coming hot on the heels of their Evolution Revolution exhibition at Bray’s Signal Arts Centre – opened by young Simon Harris, no less – the gang are now putting their stories forward through a little light, camera, action.
Taking place at The Whale on Thursday, July 18th, the film premiere of Let Your Colours Run Free will undoubtedly be an emotional night. And a timely one.
Here’s Simon from Trans Greystones to explain more…
This film has been created by the members of the group and tells the story of TransGreystones – the first ‘smalltown’ peer support group in Ireland for transgender and non-binary people.
The film follows TransGreystones’ journey, led by founders, Sara, Sam and Simon, to forge links with other local community groups and share the members’ talents and innermost thoughts through a public art exhibition. Signal Arts Centre hosted our exhibition Evolution Revolution, including creative pieces by more than 20 transgender and non-binary artists, plus pictures submitted by Bray LGBT Youth Group.
The exhibition launch was attended by 95 people and the gallery was so full, many others were unable to get in. Minister for Health, Simon Harris opened the exhibition and spoke positively about the artwork and his commitment to improving the services available to the trans and non-binary community locally and nationally.
At the opening event, Veronica Seven Victor spoke on behalf of the artists, suggesting to everyone that we “take our creativity, take our art and take our identities out into the world”. Everyone seemed to want the exhibition to be seen by more people, and the idea was born to make a film about the exhibition. Add the stories of some of the artists and feedback from people who saw the gallery – and send it out into the world!
The film is intended to be a gentle exploration of the challenges faced by trans and non-binary people in rural and suburban Ireland and how creative arts help their mental health. It is suitable for all age groups. It is an invitation to the wider community to develop a deeper understanding – to create a community where trans and non-binary people feel safe and respected – so they don’t feel that they must leave their homes and families to find a place they feel safe to express their true inner selves.
Happening at The Whale on Thursday, July 18th, tickets to the world premiere of Let Your Colours Run Free are just €10.