The Walker Art Gallery will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act) with a major exhibition drawn from the Arts Council Collection and its own. The show will bring together a diverse range of artists who have used their work to explore sexuality and gender identity since 1967.
The exhibition will reveal the findings of more than two years of research by the Gallery into LGBT history, visual culture, the Walker’s collection and the Arts Council Collection, revealing hidden histories and institutional blind spots that will be addressed through the exhibition’s programme of events and performances. The exhibition will include works by artists David Hockney, Steve McQueen, LINDER, James Richards and Sarah Lucas among others, as well as new acquisitions to the Walker’s collection, generously funded by the Art Fund’s New Collecting Award scheme.
Image: From Sodomy to Intimacy, 2015, John Walter © the artist
Event Date: Friday 28th July – Sunday 5th November 2017
Location: Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Walker Art Gallery, Tel: 0151 478 4199