The World of Glass: DragFACE
Venue: The World of Glass
Dates: 17/05/2021 - 02/07/2021
Times: All Day
The World of Glass leads St Helens into Pride with DragFACE, a commercial exhibition of photography by Daniel Cartwright featuring Liverpool Drag Queen SISTER SISTER! The SISTER-GRAM collection showcases SISTER SISTER’s runway looks from their time on RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Season 2 alongside fellow contestant Cherry Valentine. Cartwright’s photography documents this art whilst elevating it through the lens of high fashion, celebrating the momentously positive impact that RuPaul’s Drag Race has had on the LGBT+ community.
SISTER SISTER’s iconic bag of chips runway look gagged contestants and judges on the main stage of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and is now just one of the outfits on display as part of this exhibition!
Cartwright also explores the diversity of U.K. drag in his DRAG-UMENTARY collection by giving a platform to visionaries who are underrepresented by the mainstream media. See a different perspective on drag through an exploration of different shapes, sizes, sexualities and genders! Cartwright describes this documentation of the “underdogs” within the weird and wonderful drag scene as a love letter of acceptance and support, empowering like-minded creatives and inspiring future queer talent across the U.K.
The exhibition is available to view now at The World of Glass Museum, Chalon Way East, Saint Helens WA10 1BX. DragFACE officially opens on Monday 17th May, when the museum’s café will also be open for indoor service, and will run until Friday 2nd July. The event is free to attend and all profits raised from this exhibition will be donated to Mermaids UK, a charity that supports transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse young people and their families.