FANFARE - OOMPAH OOMPAH

LA MAISON BLEUE  PENTECOSTE @ VIC FEZENSAC, FRANCE 2018 

WEEKEND OF 18TH TO 21ST MAY. 

 

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" FANFARE " it will be an absolute pleasure to document and dissect a very French festival in rural France one which I have been a lucky outsider to witness for over 15 years.... Pentecoste is the festival of the birth of the Church 49 days after Easter and commemorates the descent of the holy spirit in this small part of rural #France this #festival is celebrated by drinking shit loads of french wine, a combustion of #fanfare bands, the eating of foie gras and unfortunately the killing of #bulls in the arena( I am a Tauren btw ) . #Political, #religious and #ethical and brexit issues will be set aside in this exhibition instead the #celebration of #life #music and #dancing will be the main points of the show, cultural differences and the current #european issues will be set aside in a show of love is for all and #music is my first love.

(Side note note to this, I don't think I'm capable of making work which in some way is not provocative or does not raise issues however it will all be fun fun !!!) 

HOMOPROMO

Exhibition and Charity Auction of glorious gay art protesting LGBTQ+ injustice across the world. 5.12.17, 6-9pm at Herman Miller London. Proceeds will go to Stonewall
In 74 countries it’s illegal to be gay.
In 13 countries homosexuality is punishable by death.
Almost 50% of trans pupils have attempted suicide.
Over 100 men suspected of being gay have recently disappeared in Chechnya. 
President Ramzan Kadyrov denies this on the basis there are ‘no gay men in Chechnya.’
 

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QUEER ARTISTS NOW, ARCHIVE GALLERY, LONDON, OCTOBER, 2017.

The exhibition Queer Art(ists) Now will provide a snap-shot of what artists within our communities are making right now; an insight into the thoughts, preoccupations, aesthetics, and politics of queer artists. We are interested in the work YOU are making, the content and style is influenced by what you submit. So whilst you are Queer/LGBTQIA+ the work does not necessarily have to represent this, but equally can, and will. The exhibition will present a kaleidoscope of your artistry, as a window on what the fuck is going on.

Up to 50 artists will be selected by our panel to be included in a salon-style exhibition taking place at Archive Gallery in Haggerston, London, between  Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th October. 

Up to 50 artists will be selected by our panel to be included in a salon-style exhibition taking place at Archive Gallery in Haggerston, London, between Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th October.