Exhibition to celebrate DIY rainbow movement
A pop-up exhibition will celebrate the DIY rainbow movement spearheaded by local Sydney broadcaster, James ‘Breko’ Brechney. Cec Busby reports.
Out of the demise of the rainbow crossing in Taylor Square grew another symbol of activism, empowerment and, above all, equality – the DIY rainbow movement.
Within days of the crossing’s removal in late March last year, chalked rainbows began sprouting up in Sydney, and later, all over the world.
GALLERY: There are hundreds of DIY rainbow photos but here's some of our favourites:
MORE PHOTOS: Check out the DIY Rainbow Facebook page.
The man behind the movement, James ‘Breko’ Brechney, describes what happened as “phenomenal”. Now Breko is looking forward to sharing his favourite rainbows and rainbow stories at a pop-up exhibition celebrating the movement.
“There are some amazing DIY Rainbow tales that probably deserve more attention than they've received,” Breko told SX.
Breko said the exhibition, to be held at Under New Management (118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst) from April 10-15, serves as a great reminder of what has happened over the last year.
“I think it was a real demonstration of support the LGBTQI community has not only within it, but also from the wider community across the country and the world,” Breko said.
VIDEO: Here's a time lapse video of the original rainbow crossing that inspired it all:
[Top image] James ‘Breko’ Brechney. Photo: Cec Busby