Intimate Encounters: Disability and Sexuality

  • February 28, 2008
  • Bruce Bromley

Thursday, 28 February 2008, 12:27 pm
Press Release: Tiaho Trust

An internationally acclaimed photographic exhibition ‘Intimate Encounters: Disability and Sexuality’ by photographer Belinda Mason-Lovering will tour New Zealand.

These forty photographic works are the culmination of two years work by Belinda Mason-Lovering where she travelled around Australia to meet disabled people who were willing to share their thoughts and feelings and have them translated into these wonderful images.The exhibition is “Eye opening, inspirational and beautiful in its honest representation of the diversity of human sexuality.” (Jeni Claris, DPA Northland President)

Since starting to promote this event there has already been some controversy over the exhibition. We have had very strong opinions both positive and negative. Whilst most people can see the value of initiating discussion around sexuality and disability there have been some people that find even the promotional material offensive even though they are unable to say why

Tiaho Trust in association with DPA Northland and sponsored by Henderson Reeves Connell Rishworth Lawyers has brought this exhibition over from Australia and it is making its New Zealand touring début in Whangarei, Northland.

Intimate Encounters which has toured New York, London, Barcelona and also Australia, will be on display at the Whangarei Community Arts Centre Building from 7 March 2008 for four weeks and will then tour New Zealand