Fri, 14 Oct|
(Archive As) Quiet Rebellion | Exhibition | Our Screen Heritage, Margate Pride |
Private View 13th October, 6pm-8pm. Exhibition showing new films collected and submitted to Screen Archive South Easts collection during a project to ‘queer the archive’ and improve lgbtqia+ representation.
Time & Location
14 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 22 Oct 2022, 17:00
Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK
About the Event
Private View 13th October, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition continues through to 22nd October
Open daily 10am-4pm
Community volunteers have spent nine months in history clubs, training sessions and workshops, collecting new films from local lgbtqia+ community with the project goal of ‘queering the archive’ at Screen Archive South East.
This exhibition is one of three events the volunteers have organised, showing new and existing films of Margate. The project is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Screen Archive South East (SASE), in partnership with Queer Heritage South, devised this project for the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is dedicated to working with two LGBTQIA+ organisations in the South East – Folkestone Pride and Margate Pride – so that together we can collect, curate and exhibit films/moving images related to the life of our LGBTQIA+ communities. This new collection will be preserved, digitised and catalogued and be made freely available to us all to see.
The project runs from December 2021 to March 2023 and volunteers are at the heart of our work. As Community Curators, they’ll be introduced to heritage issues & practices, the development of LGBTQIA+ heritage and be involved in the curation of films for preservation and exhibition. The latter will entail the viewing & researching of ‘new’ films found by the project and the production of new ‘heritage film’ programmes.
These will feature in a set of free public events in each town in the summer and early autumn of 2022. It’s envisaged that these events will tell the story of the project and convey communality and joy.