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Queer Art Show 5 Documentation pt 2

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Documentation of Queer Art Show 5 pt 1 

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Queer Art Show 5: Revoke- Free Art Hub
8-22 August 2017
Tues-Sat 12-6pm
The Penthouse, Hilton House, 26-28 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EH. Directions
Queer Art Show 5: Revoke explores what it means to REVOKE- to invalidate, reclaim and reverse in...

Queer Art Show 5: Revoke- Free Art Hub 

8-22 August 2017 

Tues-Sat 12-6pm 

The Penthouse, Hilton House, 26-28 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EH. Directions  

Queer Art Show 5: Revoke explores what it means to REVOKE- to invalidate, reclaim and reverse in the anniversary year of 50 years since partial decriminalisation of the homosexual act with the Sexual Offences Act 1967 . Curated by artist and director of Manchester’s artist & Dyke led project space The Penthouse Debbie Sharp - QAS5 brings together ideas of restrictions, criminalisation and fighting for freedoms within LGBTQ+ lives. 

QAS5: Revoke- HUB The site to Queery is opened up with  a free and open space for LGBTQ+ artists to explore the themes, to explore themselves, to make a mark or just to be. Come as you are. Open to all whether self defined as an artist or a creative Queer or just interested. 

- Free materials and refreshments.

- Wear clothes you don’t mind getting scruffy/paint on etc. 

- Guidance and support available from artist directors Rosanne Robertson and     Debbie Sharp. 

There is a curated space from the hub as part of Queer Art Show 5: Revolt - meaning works created during the hub can be included in the QAS5 exhibition. 

Email if you have any questions or access requirements. 

Queer Art Show 5: revolt is supported using public funding from Arts Council England. 

This project is supported by a grant from Superbia. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in GreaterManchester. 

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A selection of images from QUEER SHOW 4 at The Penthouse 23-25 August 2013 x

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Is exploding into it’s 4th year!

Fri 23- Sun 25 August.

The Queer Show was spurred into existence by artist Debbie (Elvis) Sharp because of a noticeable lack of Queer, DIY, artist-led activity in the city during ‘Pride’ paired with a collective dissatisfaction with the lack of engaging direct expression. This show aims to question and provide a counter platform to the culture being cultivated during 'Pride Festival’. 

All family friendly, dog friendly, free, open, inclusive. 

Friday 23rd - 6-9pm 

Queer Art Show 4: Exist- launch

ft. artists 
Debbie Sharp, Gary Fisher, Sian Williams, Andrew Adshead, Rachael Field, Jez Dolan, Stephen Kelly, HOMOCULT, Coral Short and Homosexual Death Drive. As part of The Queer Art Show Rosanne Robertson will turn her studio into 'Such A Queer Noise’- inviting artists to join her in sound making and installation building. 

(More artists tbc. Please note we are still accepting ideas from artists- email Debbie Sharp at )

Saturday 24th- 3pm-3am 

We have a temporary licence for this day so The Penthouse Pub will be opening its doors for your pleasure,  so please don’t bring your own booze.

Jumble Auction 3-6pm (with plenty breaks for tea/cakes/drinks)

Jumble Auction!- hosted by our fabulous auctioneer Alison Kershaw. Everything must go. Bid for bric-a-brac. Bag a bargain. This jumble auction is the heart of The Queer Show this year- and stands at the centre as a reminder of how and why 'Pride’ started in the first place- as a jumble sale outside of The Rembrant for a local HIV ward. Proceeds go to a HIV charity (charity tbc). 

(Jumble currently being dropped off at The Penthouse- please email to arrange a drop off time if you can donate some jumble).

6pm Stirred Poetry

Stirred will be performing feminist, queer poetry Featuring Sarah Logan, Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy and others tbc.

7-9 pm Queer Noise in Suite 1 with Rosanne Robertson and invited artists. 

9pm-12am Queer Show 4 gets the disco lights out for: 

Trash Kit
German Techno Lezbians
Wachi Wachi
2 koi karp

Followed by DJ's 


Sunday 25th 3pm- 9pm

3-6pm film screening/ Queer Art Show continues

6-8pm Reclaim Pride? Panel Discussion. Panel tba

This panel discussion follows a recent horrific and disappointing move by 'Pride’ to book a racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynist and hateful act named Queens of Pop. The reaction to this and the discussion that has surrounded it highlights many reasons why the Queer Show exists in the first place. The booking of such acts has caused many to further question the relevance of Pride to a diverse and progressive community. Key individuals in the campaign against having racist, homophobic and hateful acts allowed to play our community events such as Pride are in the process of being selected. This event aims to give offline life to a very layered and important conversation and campaign that has been taking place via facebook, twitter, and email campaigns. We hope to provide a platform to further orchestrate this campaign and strengthen community. 

8pm onwards- film screening tba

Please note that all gaps will be very soon filled. Please note this event is being ran voluntarily. Please note this event is DIY and requires people to chip in. 

Money raised via refreshments will go towards some modest artist and production costs- ALL other proceeds will be donated to a charity (currently being researched/decided). ALL proceeds from the Charity Jumble Auction go to >Charity! Please don’t be tight. 

Check out this article we are featured in- The Skinny Beyond The Barriers

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