Walker Art Gallery: Coming Out: Art and Culture 1967-2017

    Coming Out
    From Sodomy to Intimacy, 2015, John Walter © the artist
    Location (with MAP): Walker Art Gallery
    Date/Time: Friday 28 July 2017. - Sunday 5 November 2017. All Day
    Event: Exhibition - Walker Art Gallery: Coming Out: Art and Culture 1967-2017
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    The Walker Art Gallery will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act) with a major exhibition drawn from the Arts Council Collection and its own collections.

    The show will bring together a diverse range of artists who have used their work to explore sexuality and gender identity since 1967.The exhibition will reveal the findings of over two years of research by the Gallery into LGBT history, visual culture, its collection and the Arts Council Collection, revealing hidden queer histories and institutional blind spots that will be addressed through the exhibition’s programme of events and performances.

    The exhibition will include artists David Hockney, Steve McQueen, LINDER, James Richards and Sarah Lucas among others, as well as new acquisitions to the Walker’s collection, generously funded by the Art Fund New Collecting Award scheme.

    Arts Council Collection

    Coming Out is an Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition. Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre on behalf of Arts Council England. @A_C_Collection #ACCNationalPartner