LGBGTQ+ Symposium

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Mon 9 Oct 2017

On the occasion of the opening of the David Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford and the 50th year anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Britain we are hosting a one-day event that will provide an introduction to LGBTQ+ culture. 

This is our first event of this kind and is an opportunity to start a conversation with people across the LGBTQ+ communities who we hope will contribute to our future plans.

No previous knowledge is required just an enthusiasm to learn, discuss and be inspired!



Tickets (includes vegetarian and vegan lunch):

Waged £10/unwaged £5

Pay on the day but places must be booked in advance by emailing cartwright.hall@bradford.gov.uk or phoning 01274 431212



10.00 Doors open and coffee, the David Hockney Gallery open to view

10.30 - 10.35 Welcome - Jill Iredale, Curator (Fine Art) Bradford Museums and Galleries

10.35 - 10.40 Welcome - Councillor Richard Dunbar, Bradford Council

10.40 - 11.20 Jude Woods, West Yorkshire Queer Stories - What is queer art/culture and how can we create queer interpretation for artworks? Participatory tour of Bradford collections

11.20 - 11.55 Charlotte Keenan, British Art Curator - Curating LGBT+ and queer art histories at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

11.55 - 12.35 Kashif Nadim Chaudry, artist - 'Confessions of a Shameless Orientalist: How not to become a toke Asian artist'

12.35 - 13.20 Lunch (vegetarian and vegan) & short tour of the David Hockney Gallery

13.20 - 14.00 Phil Sayers, artist - 'Visualising Trans: a personal journey of gender transformation through 25 years of feminine masquerade'

14.00 - 14.40 Jez Dolan, artist - 'Bona to vada your dolly old eek!'

14.40 - 15.20 Debbie Sharp, artist & Co-founder of Penthouse - 'Queer Platforms and the Immersive Self: an introduction to Penthouse & 10 minute performance'

15.20 - 15.40 Comments 7 ideas going forward for engaging with Bradford collections

15.40 - 16.00 Tea & chat

16.15 Close


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