Helena Smart

Mini Exhibition On Tour

The ‘April Ashley, portrait of a lady’ touring exhibition arrived in Liverpool’s Central Library today on it’s journey around community libraries in the north west of England. Pictured with one of the panels and the book is Archivist Helena Smart who helped start the entire exhibition process by providing invaluable assistance to our volunteers when…

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Exhibition Plans

Below is a look at the original plans made of the exhibition by Designer Olivia du Monceau. These plans show how the exhibition was put together allowing us to have a visual sense of the space and how the different elements to the exhibition related to each other, before signed off on the print and…


Trans* Portraits Photographs by Sara Davidmann

Eight of Sara Davidmann’s trans* portraits are exhibited in the ‘April Ashley: Portrait of a lady’ exhibition. Davidmann has taken photographs in collaboration with people from the UK trans* community since 1999. Her photographs offer an important counteraction to mass media representations/misrepresentations of trans* people. 1. Jenny-Anne and Elen, 2009 2. Mates, 2012 3. Nikki,…


Launch day photos

Here’s are some photos taken by Sara Davidmann at the exhibition launch last week. Thank you Sara.

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Sparkle Pride 2013 – Part 2

Here’s part two from our trip to Sparkle Pride this year, where we asked people what they thought what the best day of their lives.   FOX “The best day of my life was when I got my top surgery – it’s completely changed my life.”   JENNY “The best day of my life was…

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Sparkle Pride 2013 – part 1

In July this year, we went to Sparkle Pride to showcase some of the work we had done on the project and get people’s thoughts on the most memorable day of there lives.    Here’s some of the people we spoke to… CINDY “The most memorable day of my life was when my kids were…