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{Queer} + {Metals} Panel Discussion

2 February 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Two copper objects with threaded attachments skirted with ruffled metal rests on a striking blue background.

How do ‘queerness’ and metalsmithing intersect? Alongside the exhibition this international panel discussion will explore ideas of transformation and queering materials. A US based panel includes Rebekah Frank, Marcelo Ferreira Gustafsson, Funlola Coker and Eleanor Rose. UK based artists are Daniel Fountain, Roxanne Simone and Dauvit Alexander. The panel is chaired by Director of Craftspace, Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE

Part of UK LGBT+ History month.

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You can also join our live stream from 6.30pm – 8.30pm GMT/ 10.30am – 12.30pm PST/ 1.30pm – 3.30pm EST.

The {Queer} + {Metals} exhibition features artworks by 8 UK artists, video interviews with 8 international artists and an Instagram campaign, exploring the multiplicity of queerness through metalwork and metalsmithing. Viewed together in this context, the artworks can be seen as an act of resistance. They are a means to empower, affirm and express solidarity between LGBTQIA+ creatives, making visible the ways they are shaping, disrupting and contributing to contemporary culture. Rather than provide answers or fixed ideas, the exhibition seeks to open up possibilities and make connections within a diverse, intersectional, complex and fluid community of making.

Image: Roxanne Simone, Canopic. Photo: Roxanne Simone.




2 February 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Midlands Arts Centre
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B12 9QH United Kingdom
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