A landscape postcard split into two section, surrounded by a green boarder. The left-hand section is dappled black with one green circle in the middle. The right-hand section is an explosion of rainbow paint colours, radiating form the center.

Trans* Post Project

Attenborough Arts Centre invites you to sign up for a free postcard pack and connect creatively this Trans Day of Visibility.

Postcard template tutorial by Soofiya

Get involved

Get Involved 

Attenborough Arts Centre has sent out 250 Trans Day of Visibility postcard packs containing art cards and postcard templates, but even if you missed out on a pack, you can still get involved! To make your own postcard template, simply use a quarter of an A4 sheet. 

 

  • Design 
    Create your own TDOV postcard design on or around the 31st March. Use any idea and medium you like, but be sure to grab yourself a cosy drink and spend some creative time with Soofiya’s postcard design inspiration tutorial. 
  • Share 
    Take a photo of your completed design and share online using #TDOVpostcards or email to JLOS1@leicester.ac.uk. Images shared through email or public Instagram will be added to an online gallery on our website. (Names will only be shown if participants write them on the design itself).   
  • Connect ­
    You can then display the physical postcard for yourself or send them to a friend! Be sure to check out the other design contributions at #TDOVpostcards and keep an eye on the Attenborough Arts Centre website/social media for the online gallery in the coming weeks. @attenboroughac
     

This project was put together as a small way for trans* people to feel seen and connected in our own spaces after an especially isolating and often hostile year, together with the support of allies. The team at Attenborough Arts Centre can’t wait to see the designs you come up with! 

#TDOVpostcards 

Virtual Gallery Space

The Gallery above is part of an investigation into future digital exhibitions and how people can use them. As such, the virtual gallery space is not as accessible as we would wish and is not a finished experience.

All the content in this virtual space is visible in the media table above.

Meet the Artists

A landscape postcard split into two section, surrounded by a green boarder. The left-hand section is dappled black with one green circle in the middle. The right-hand section is an explosion of rainbow paint colours, radiating form the center.

Henry Dow

He/Him

‘I’m a Trans, Working-class, Disabled artist, activist and illustrator, I make autobiographical data art, word collages, diagrams, textiles, mixed media pieces and paintings about my overlapping marginalised identities and experiences.’

Instagram: @frocktopus

Postcard title: Shrink/Expand

A yellow portrait postcard shows two figures, back to back. They have their hands to their mouths as if calling or shouting. The one on the left is blue with pink hair and the one on the right is pink with blue hair. Their hair is long with a voluminous fringe, almost forming a heart-shape together, and they each have a set of horns in nonbinary flag colours. They have shining cheekbones, lips and nose, freckles, dark eye make-up, a slight moustache and a trans symbol tattoo on their shoulders.

Terr

He/They

Terr (He/They) is a 23 year old black and trans artist from London. They make artwork focusing on queer and trans POC experiences. Embracing the melanin and transness and queerness as one beautiful moment in their artistry.

“It’s about embracing colours of trans experience mainly my own. As a black and trans individual you never know how much impact you can have all the time a midst all of the problems within this world. But , my artwork is my biggest form of impacting people. This piece is about breaking free from gender norms and feeling empowered.”

Instagram:  @_editmyfengshui_

Postcard title: Punk up my Pride

A photo of an artist’s desk shows two postcard designs on blue card. The one on the left is a portrait collage of three flower vases in the rain, saying ‘I care about you’. The one on the right is landscape and reads ‘you are not alone’, with all the Os connected to a web of silver circles surrounding the words. In the background is a purple sheet of paper on a green cutting board, surrounded by pens, Soofiya’s rainbow business cards and yellow post-it-notes

Soofiya

Soofiya’s design practice centres around illustration, visual identity and book design. Soofiya‘s art practice and writings aim to articulate a commentary on gender, race, politics and bodies through a DIY and therapeutically informed approach.

Instagram: @soofiya

Postcard template tutorial by Soofiya