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Fri, 06 Aug



Beyond Heterotpia presents...

Three exhibitions on the subjects of the queer past, queering as present and affects, visions and hopes for queer futures.

Beyond Heterotpia presents...
Beyond Heterotpia presents...

Time & Location

06 Aug 2021, 10:00 – 16 Aug 2021, 16:00

Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK

About the Event


Three exhibitions on the subjects of the queer past, queering as present and affects,

visions and hopes for queer futures.

Red Flags II: Flags for Queertopias

Arthur Guilleminot / Anka Dabrowska / Lo Lo No / Stav B / Pink Suits / Matt Gale

Mirta Imperatori / Julian Smith / Jemma Channing / Black Lodge Press / Dan Chan

Jet girl / Joanne Newman

Curated by Double Sided Sticky Tape

Creating a flag for their Isolation Island, artists make work on the concept of Queertopias

and what that means; singularly or collectively, as we build bridges and reconnect to each

other in physical and cognitive spaces. Drawing from the emotion and materiality of their

experiences and visions for the future.

Drawn from the domestic, communal or other, they explore the complexities and potentials

of the Queertopia, to be shared as acts of resilience, visibility, resistance and solidarity.



Karen Vost

Karen Vost explores the criminalisation of people for activism and self-expression. This

particular work focuses on the arrests of individuals for their sexuality and its expression. 

Karen grew up in south east London and at the age of 9 lost her mother to prison for three

years. She questions the criminalisation of people fighting to be heard.

Without the sacrifice of these individuals, we would not have some of the freedoms we

enjoy today .

Karen became interested in the portraiture of mugshots (originally developed in the

1840’s) and the intimacy, vulnerability yet pride these images can evoke. She uses a light

boxes to shine light on social injustices. 


We Made Dens

Jenny Boat

Non-binary artist Jenny Boat explores queerness and difference through, painting, drawing

and sculpture. ‘We Made Dens’ is a series of painted portraits of LGBTQIA+ people from

when they were children. With a deliberately vibrant colour palette that channels joy in

order to counter the institutional homophobia and othering many LGBTQ+ people have

experienced throughout their lives.

These celebratory paintings highlight the importance of including positive queer narratives

in mainstream education, so that LGBTQIA+ children can grow up feeling that they have a

place in the world too.


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