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Lesbian And Gay Vernacular

This is two things:

  1. a 1997 show of ephemera (or, paraphernalia) from the queer arts in Halifax, curated by RobinMetcalfe at the MSVU Art Gallery.
  2. the catalog for the show, written & edited by Robin & StephenBruhm which also turns out to be a reasonably complete history of queer art (all types of media) in Halifax. It also includes essays by JaneKansas and JimMacSwain.

Biblio: Queer Looking, Queer Acting (Lesbian and Gay Vernacular), 1997. RobinMetcalfe & StephenBruhm, softcover, 118pp. (Halifax: MSVU Art Gallery) ISBN 1-895215-76-5 (alternate, search)

RobinMetcalfe & JimMacSwain talk about this and other queer curatorial practices here in a lecture given on 2013-02-26 for the NSCADQueerCollective.

2014 Edition

A second edition of the book, OUT: Queer Looking, Queer Acting Revisited, was published in 2014, ISBN 10895215-76-5 (alternate, search), by the Khyber Centre For The Arts and launched on PinkTriangleDay, 2014.

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