Queerology @ Assembly House; Here & Queer
"Queerology is a collective of queer artists based in Leeds. It began life as a project producing queer art, instigated by the 50th anniversary of homosexuality being decriminalized in England (1967-2017). It has since grown into an artist collective with emphasis on promoting and platforming queer art and artists in Leeds, particularly trans and non-binary people.
“Here and Queer” proposes an exhibition surrounding the theme of Queer Visibility. The title itself, relating to the phrase “We’re here! We’re Queer! Get used to it!” shouted in protest. “Here and Queer” will explore the many different and unique ways of being visible as a queer individual.
Crowd , 2023
How many versions of yourself have you been? Images exist in stasis forever, but the self is ever changing.
no person is just one single thing.
Living with a personality disorder and feeling like many lives lived in different worlds at a young age, I felt really connected to this passage by the author Gloria Anzaldúa;
“I am a wind-swayed bridge, a crossroads inhabited by whirlwinds … You say my name is ambivalence? Think of me as Shiva, a many-armed and legged body with one foot on brown soil, one on white, one in straight society, one in the gay world, the man’s world, the women’s, one limb in the literary world, another in the working class, the socialist, and the occult worlds. A sort of spider woman hanging by one thin strand of web.
Who, me confused? Ambivalent? Not so.
Only your labels split me.”
- Gloria Anzaldúa
Technique: Pencil on paper, Wire and string
Bundles for Armley Action Team (CIC)
Armley Action Team are a community charity in Armley, Leeds.
They asked me to create some logo / branding for their new shop / foodbank that wasn't too off putting for teenagers but also welcoming to parents and children.
Please look through the images below to see some of the design process.
@Leeds City Museum
For LGBTQ history month (Feburary) 2023,
Queerology Leeds was invited to feature in Leeds City Museum's community corridor.
This included work from Kit George, Oran Rose, & Hold It Up collective; Florian Hynam, Frankie Mazzotta & Kristina Nenova.
Kit has been a part of the Queerology collective since 2018, and has a large part in organizing members and events from 2022 onwards.
Rat Party poster
Digital Image designed for a LGBTQ,
POC and SWer inclusive club night,
Rat Party, based in Leeds.
The poster & social media promotional
images were created for an event at
Eiger Studios in winter 2022.
Click here to read more about the night in an article