Vancouver: Queer Arts Festival
QAF Trigger 2015 banner with a work of art by Persimmon Blackbridge
Last Chance to See QAF’s Visual Arts Exhibition
Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver runs through August 7. The festival’s visual arts exhibition Trigger: Drawing the Line in 2015 celebrates the 25th anniversary of a landmark work of queer heritage: lesbian artist collective Kiss & Tell’s legendary exhibition, Drawing the Line. The members of Kiss & Tell are Lizard Jones, Persimmon Blackbridge and Susan Stewart.
Twenty-five years later, QAF honours this epochal piece of Canadian queer heritage with a retrospective show of the original images, together with a curated exhibition in which artists are asked for contemporary responses to this pivotal exhibition. Trigger: Drawing the Line in 2015 features works by 19 LGBTQ artists. The curator is SD Holman.