From Tuesday 30th June through to Sunday 11th August. We will be displaying work of LGBTQ Artist along with extracts from our own Award winning Plymouth LGBT Archive. The exhibition will be complemented by a series of talks & workshops at the Royal William Yard.
The theme is “Proud Spaces” looking at space/situations where someone can be themselves. LGBT lives are performed in places where people feel safe to do so. Those spaces are getting larger and more visible now but there is still some way to go before all spaces are safe.
The idea of Proud Spaces arises from the notion that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + lives have often, through modern history, been associated with being different, deviant and, for some, even criminal. As a result, people who identify in this way have been taught, by society, to attach feelings of shame to those identities.
LGBT+ lives have therefore only been shared and performed in spaces where people felt able to act differently. As time has gone on those spaces have become more mainstream and more visible to the general public but there is still a distance to travel before everyone feels safe to truly express all the aspects of their identity in all the places which we go. This exhibition explores that process and how it feels for those push against the boundaries.
At Ocean Studios, ROYAL WILLIAM YARD
From 30th July to 11th August 2019
The venue Ocean Studios is a creative space for the city of Plymouth. Located in the historic surroundings of Royal William Yard, Ocean Studios is home to an array of resident and visiting artists who regularly host workshops, exhibitions and events for Plymouth’s creative community. Learn new skills in one of our many workshops, or simply relax in our Cafe/Gallery space with a coffee and slice of cake.
The Royal William Yard has a great mix of bars and eateries making a great place to visit
Come and see @plymouthpride exhibition ‘Proud Spaces’ at @ocean_studios until Sunday 11th Aug. Plenty more festival vibes at @RoyalWilliamYd with tasty Asian dishes at @wagamama_uk & Brazilian cocktails from @lasiguanas.— Royal William Yard (@RoyalWilliamYd) August 8, 2019
Come and join the fun, rain or shine. Happy #plymouthpride pic.twitter.com/M3EsitWEGZ