April 10, 2024

The Wrong Sex: A Symposium

June 17, 2023
12:00 – 5:00pm 


The Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) in collaboration with the British Art and Design Association (BADA), Homotopia, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) / Heart of Glass (HOG) and Liverpool East and South East Asian Network(LESEAN) is pleased to present The Wrong Sex: A Symposium as part of the event programme for Fanchon Fröhlich: The Wrong Sex. 


Fanchon Frohlich: The Wrong Sex focuses on how Fröhlich was overlooked during her life as being perceived as ‘the wrong sex’ for an abstract expressionist in the 1960s. Following on from this, ERL brings together BADA and the regional organisations Homotopia, LAAF/HOG and LESEAN to discuss Fröhlich’s practice and archive, and centre practitioners who contemporaneously face similar exclusions to her to discuss their research and practice, alongside Liverpool School of Art and Design academic staff.  

Terry Duffy (Chair, BADA)
Anna Roberts (Research Assistant, LJMU)
Rosa Kusabbi (Artist, Homotopia)
Abdullrahman Hassona (Artist, LAAF/HOG)
Sufea Mohamad Noor (Artist, LESEAN) 

Each contributing artist put forward from their respective organisation will receive professional development sessions with ERL staff following the symposium, to help develop plans for projects or receive support and guidance on key issues at the current stage in their practices. 

The symposium serves to frame wider debates surrounding social prejudice and identity-based exclusion within the art system and creative industries, facilitating discussions to further understand their impacts and how we can begin to address the various issues that contribute to ongoing calls for inclusion/inclusive practices. 


The symposium is free and open to all, but booking is required. Tickets can be booked here. 

ERL and Liverpool School of Art and Design is fully accessible, but if you have any accessibility requirements then please notify us on the order page. 


Organised by Geneva Lavern Beckford, PhD researcher based at the Exhibition Research Lab. 


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.