A mixed media exhibition curated by the Socially Engaged Art Salon.
Monday 29th January – Sunday 11th February, Jubilee Library foyer gallery
The Queer Beach project explores the strong connection between queer people and culture and the seaside – between a fringe, sometimes marginal community, and this frontier space. It cruises to nearby places such as Brighton Naturist beach and sails to faraway places such as Abrico queer beach near Rio. Featuring painting, collage, photography and film by 30 artists who were invited by SEAS or answered their open call. Read new writing commissioned from local historian Alf Le Flohic and the fiction writer Helen Trevorrow. Take a selfie as part of the California Dreaming interactive installation.
One of the exhibition’s highlights will be an interactive installation “California Dreaming” where visitors who cannot afford a winter holiday on a sunny beach can take a selfie on an imaginary one. An hour before and after the event on February 3rd a professional photographer will offer a free photoshoot at the installation where participants will receive their photos on the spot.
The exhibition is curated by Dr Gil Mualem-Doron and the participants are: Alex Billingham, Amitrano Maria Belen, Antony Edwards, Maja Bialas, Chris Corr, Clare Plumley, Claudi Piripippi, Danny Frede, David G Taylor, Dave Pop!, Elias Avramidis, Ellen Harrold, Francesca Alaimo, Hannah Meyer, Izzy Malanczuk, Jack Jameson, Joanna Byrne, Joanne Newman, Josef Cabey, Luc Raesmith, Ludo Foster, Mario Lautier-Vella, Norman Miller, Patrick Will Baker, Roberto Funai, Robert Inestroza, Rowan Frewin, Sarah Connell, Sebastian Rowlands, Thomas Griffiths, Tony Mentel.
The exhibition has been made possible with the support of the Rainbow Fund and Brighton & Hove Communities Fund.
Image: Rowan Frewin, Commission by SEAS