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Queer British Art 1861-1967 exhibition

  • Tate Britain Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster London, England, SW1P 4RG United Kingdom (map)
Tate Britain (Photograph: Tate)

Tate Britain (Photograph: Tate)

The first exhibition dedicated to queer British art at Tate Britain.

Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘trans’ were unrecognised. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.

With paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant and David Hockney the diversity of queer British art is celebrated as never before.

Tate Britain and Pride in London are also collaborating on Queer & Now: official Launch of the Pride in London Festival.


£16.50 / £14.50 concessions


  • Accessible toilets
  • No speech to text
  • Induction loop
  • Fully accessible
  • No BSL interpretation
  • Assistance dog friendly


  • Under £20
  • Under 18s welcome
  • No meet and greet
  • Family friendly

    When you're there

    • Gender neutral toilets
    • May be loud noises
    • May be flashing lights
    • May be crowds
    • May be alcohol

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