• Life Drawing Class : Beija Flo presents 'Inside The Walls'

  • Mon, 27-01-2020 at 16:00
  • OUTPUT gallery
    32 Seel Street
    L1 4BE Liverpool
Life Drawing Class : Beija Flo presents 'Inside The Walls' - OUTPUT gallery - Liverpool

Beija Flo and Liverpool Life Drawing team up to offer a unique Life Drawing class this January. Inspired by the exhibition and single itself, Beija Flo will be offering a series of poses based on photos and drawings included in ‘Inside The Walls’.Liverpool Life Drawing is a fortnightly Life Drawing class run by Eve Howlett of The Secret Circus and local artist and tutor John Minnion. The sessions are open to all levels of abilities from beginners to professionals.Ticket price - pay what you can (suggested donation £10)Spaces limited to 10 participants.If you book a ticket and then cannot make it, please email cath@mostdeffo.com so we can re-allocate your ticket.If you'd like to come and there are no available tickets, please select 'waiting list' in the ticket options and we will contact you if any tickets become available.---Exhibition info:Beija Flo presents an exhibition Inside The Walls: Nudes, Anxieties and Other Content. Free entry.Beija Flo presents 'Inside The Walls' - an exhibitionIt runs from 17 January until 2 February 2020 at OUTPUT gallery in Liverpool (private view on Friday 17 Jan, open to the public from Saturday 18 Jan). Admission is free and we will be announcing a programme of free events to accompany this exhibition over the coming weeks.---“This very personal collection of music and art is about how I saw and captured my body, and how it was touched, over a specific period of time. A period of time in which I had a series of blemishing break-ups and sexual partners, during a very hard year in my life. Whilst struggling with my weight and mental health, I lost a lot of people and pushed the rest away. I still can’t explain why I did this. In a mad panic of distrust and anxiety, I could not bear to be touched or even continue to exist – at least, not in the world I was in. In a desperate longing for someone to see me as I was, to start again, I gave trust to the wrong people and received scars in return.I also gave trust to the right people and got my body back.”Beija Flo on ‘Nudes’ and her exhibition ‘Inside The Walls’--Beija Flo's current single ‘Nudes’ provides the focus point for the exhibition. Accompanied by poetry along with video, self-portrait photography and illustrations, ‘Nudes’ allows Beija Flo to showcase her artistry in different ways. This new single and exhibition strips back the stage paint and leotards, allowing Beija Flo to explore the relationship she has with her body. Despite how we feel about ourselves, ‘Nudes’ serves as a reminder that when everyone leaves, our body is still there, even if we feel let down by it, it is still our constant companion.A true polymath, Beija Flo, has crafted her own universe, pulling together elements of activism, performance art and education. She tackles everything from love and relationships through to mental and sexual health, she is truly an artist for our times, juxtaposing her darkest moments against those of enduring hope.Telling her story through her art, she lets us into her world and teaches us not to be fearless, but to wear our insecurities as warpaint: to accept our differences, embrace our similarities and to live our lives as true and as vibrant as possible. To witness Beija Flo live is an unforgettable experience. Songs, performance and costumes aside she provokes a conversation that many would shy away from. Having discovered she was born with MRKH Syndrome when she was in her late teens, and as a young woman, coming to terms with the fact that there was little in the way of support or even relevant information to help her come to terms with how the condition would affect her: Beija Flo’s reality is weaved through music and the narrative she shares with an ever growing audience.Other events:Beija Flo's Nudes (part of exhibition 'Inside The Walls')