Venue: 15 Bateman Street Gallery, Soho, London, W1D 3AQ
A new exhibition showcasing LGBTQ+ artists is opening in London.
Dirty Queers is an international exhibition running on 8 October 2022 at London’s 15 Bateman Street Gallery in Soho.
The exhibition is born out of an increase in attacks on the queer community by sections of the media, spurring a group of artists, both established and new, to showcase their work exploring a range of subjects including religion, identity, queer culture, and sex.
This multi-sensory exhibition of photography, film, art, and sculpture will be presented by a collective of sex-positive, queer artists, and there will also be interactive immersive experiences alongside live art being performed throughout the day.
Acclaimed, London-based fetish photographer and founder of the exhibition Matt Spike said; “Talking to my peers, it was becoming increasingly common that we were all receiving bans from social media for constantly breaching their guidelines, so much so it actually became quite comical. So, we just decided to hold our own exhibition, uncensored and as a bit of a f**k you to those that would oppress us and to show our work as it was intended and without having to worry about a ban.”
The exhibition will also feature work from well-established artists such as Bruce La Bruce, Ben Youdan, Saul Morgan, Joshi, Aaron Bergmann, Christian Duran and Arabella Archives as well as opening its doors to more recent editions to the art scene including Guy O Harrison, Lee Woodall and a collective of women known as the busy hands group, an art group formed in lockdown who have created work especially for this event using their breasts.
The exhibition is free to attend and runs on 8 October 2022 from 2pm -11pm to coincide with the London Art & Culture Festival which includes an exhibition of work by Tom of Finland at Second Home, Spitalfields.