Date and times of this event.
Date(s) - 27/05/2019 - 13/06/2019
Time(s) - 10:30 - 17:00
Men’s Voices: Stepping Out of The Box is an original artistic exhibition exploring traditional masculinity; featuring textiles, print, sculpture, poetry and sound recordings that consider how destructive social norms and stereotypes shape us and our mental health.
Discover how local artists broke down barriers with men and boys across the North East to explore aspects of masculinity that have been entrenched in this part of the world – with its history of industrial jobs that reinforced gender norms and shaped traditional roles of men and women.
Through discussions and art-making activities that the artists ran with men and boys in the area; we asked them to think about what it means to be a man and whether the social norms of masculinity are helpful/healthy. We’ll be showcasing some of the art that was created by both the artists and the men and boys involved.
As part of the tour, groups of young people from Teesdale School, Wolsingham School and Parkside Academy have created a new body of work together with Visual Artist and Changing Relations Assistant Director, Polly Turner and Performance Poet Tony Gadd – whilst also being supported by participatory arts experts Helix Arts.
The multimedia exhibition will run in the Buddle House from 27 May until 13 June 2019.
Please note: the exhibition contains some adult content – please contact us before attending should you have any questions.
No booking required.
Normal museum admission fees apply.