Pride In London announces a month-long exhibition celebrating Queer Art

Feb 15, 2020
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Submissions open today for ‘Fifty-Two’ - a month long exhibition curated by by London artist, David Hodge (aka Miss Dusty O) that will celebrate London’s queerness from various and diverse points of view.

As part of the Pride in London annual Festival, a panel of LGBTQ+ personalities and allies will select 52 works of art to go on show - each representing a year since the first Pride Festival.

Unlike so many other curated arts events in London, the domain of an elite few - ‘Fifty-Two will be open to everyone and promises to offer an exciting exhibition showcasing talent from London’s LGBT+ art scene. 

Continuing our annual Festival, we’ll again see hundreds of events from LGBT+ artists from across the country performing. For the first time we will be running a month-long programme as the heart of the Festival - celebrating 52 years of amazing queer expression, said Thomas Wales, Head of the Festival and Year-Round Events at Pride in London. “We wish to shine the light onto our community and show the world what the diversity of expression is from within the LGBT+ community. We expect the quality and diversity of submissions to be incredible, and we can’t wait to see the works selected by Dusty and the panel!

To apply to take part, submissions should be entered via the entry form on the Pride in London website by Wednesday 15th April. The judging panel will select their favourite 104 pieces which will be sent to Dusty. Dusty will select the 52 to go on display as part of the Fifty-Two exhibition, where they hang in celebration of the uniqueness, diversity and fierceness of London’s LGBT community.

Martin Ash
Senior Media Relations Manager
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