Live Art exhibition


Tett Centre
Tett Centre
370 King St W, Kingston


Jun 06 2024


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Heartbroken in the Driver’s Seat, Stories of Queer Heartbreak

Join us for a deeply moving and inclusive event, “Heartbroken in the Driver’s Seat: Stories of Queer Heartbreak,” on Thursday, June 6, from 5 PM to 6:30 PM at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. This special event, featuring Tett Artist in Residence Meenakashi Ghadial, is perfectly timed to coincide with Kingston Pride Week. During the studio visit and artist talk, Meenakashi will share the innovative work she has been developing throughout her residency, exploring the car as a safe, liminal space for Queer people of colour and a platform for challenging heteronormative practices within Sikh wedding traditions. She will discuss how this recurring motif shapes her work and its ongoing evolution, offering profound insights into her creative process and personal journey.

Following the discussion, Meenakashi will present her poignant performance, “Heartbroken in the Driver’s Seat: Stories of Queer Heartbreak.” This performance is an extension of her exhibition at the Union Gallery, “LOVE ENDS. BUT WHAT IF IT DOESN’T?,” where she invited Queer visitors to share their stories of heartbreak. The performance amplifies these diverse narratives, providing a supportive environment for sharing experiences and shedding light on the loneliness often felt in Queer heartbreak. This event is a Donation/Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) with a $5 donation encouraged, and it is open to ages 12 and up. Participants can choose between attending the studio visit and performance or just the performance. Join us for an evening of heartfelt storytelling and solidarity, celebrating the resilience and strength of the Queer community.

The event is finished.