The Trophy Room: In conversation: Queer Arts, with Joseph Cotgrave, Mels Evers and Michael Birchall

The Trophy Room: In conversation: Queer Arts, with Joseph Cotgrave, Mels Evers and Michael Birchall The Trophy Room: In conversation: Queer Arts, with Joseph Cotgrave, Mels Evers and Michael Birchall


Venue: The Well Space
Dates: 26/09/2016
Times: 18:30


The Trophy Room’s current exhibition ‘BTM’ by Joseph Cotgrave will be open for its closing event on the 26th September from 18:30.

The night will host an in conversation between Joseph Cotgrave, Mels Evers and Michael Birchall discussing Queer Arts.

Joseph Cotgrave
16.09.2016 – 26.09.2016

‘BTM’ or bottom defines a gay male’s role sexually, frequently used on ‘Grindr’, a gay online dating platform.

Utilising ‘Grindr’ as a database of research, Cotgrave is able to translate an array of language into visual semiotics.

The installation parodies the role gay men, himself included, take when using the app. Challenging sexual norms, whilst highlighting the ways gay men are sexually active, in today’s digitally saturated culture.

There will also be an exhibition: James Lockhart – ‘Raw Beef’ opening with the travelling ‘Gwendolyn’ gallery space situated outside the Trophy Room for this one night event:

James Lockhart – ‘Raw Beef’ 

Raw beef is a version of events through the eyes of a market trader in an ever declining industry. What was once a thriving business has now become a dying trade that faces financial difficulties in times where high street stores and the online era are ever more desirable.