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Stepping Out of The Box

This artistic exhibition aims to initiate conversations around gender roles and aspirations in the local community.

Created by arts and education training company Changing Relations, this exhibition invites people to consider whether fitting ourselves into traditional masculine and feminine ‘boxes’ is always helpful. 

Stepping Out of The Box is the culmination of a series of creative workshops in which young people from across south-west Durham began to question destructive social pressures and explore healthier alternatives together with our resident artists. 

If you're thinking you've already seen Men's Voices: Stepping Out of The Box then rest assured, as there are great reasons to come back.

The work on display includes brand-new collage, monoprint, textile and poetry content that opens a space for all of us to question the messages we hold, receive and share around masculinity and femininity.

Come along and join the conversation.

Part of the Science Museum Group