Brighton Gin has announced its Artist’s Edition Pride limited release Dave Pop! collaboration. Celebrating the diversity, sheer cheek and beauty of Brighton’s queer scene these exclusive art-bottles go on sale during Pride Month and throughout Brighton’s summer season. Gin lovers can collect two distinct designs on 700ml Pavilion Strength bottles (RRP £39.50 with 10% going to the Brighton Rainbow Fund), each one numbered and signed by the artist.
Dave Pop! is a Brighton-based artist, specialising in bright, bold pop art, with a generous topping of seaside sauce! A former Chocolatier, Dave’s first solo show Wonderful Darling took place at the Brush Gallery, Brighton. He has exhibited at the Theatre Royal and Brighton Palace Pier and is inspired by pop art stars, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Koons. Dave is inspired by Brighton’s cheeky seafront and bright lights and uses vintage fairground style art and carousel horses in his artworks. A large-scale mural by Dave Pop! at the station greets visitors to the city and his unique style can be seen around town.
Each year Brighton Gin collaborates with an LGBTQ+ artist to not only platform their work, but to raise money for the Brighton Rainbow Fund, the Brighton & Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS organisations. From each bottle sold 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Brighton Rainbow Fund. Released as an initial run of 500 bottles in each design and individually signed and numbered by the artist, every bottle is a unique artwork in miniature.
Kathy Caton, founder of Brighton Gin, said: “I am blown away by Dave Pop!’s work. These bottles encapsulate the spirit of Brighton and everything that we stand for and love about this city.
“After several years of cancelled Prides because of the pandemic, I love the celebratory quality of his design and his fabulous Cheers Queers tag line! We’re very proud of our track record in giving back to our community and are delighted to again be supporting the Brighton Rainbow Fund by raising crucial funds to support grassroots LGBTQ+ organisations in our city.”
Dave Pop! said: “I chose merpeople for my pride label design because they are perfect for my saucy seaside style of art, and also there are tattoo parlours on every corner in Brighton! And Cheers Queers was an obvious choice to celebrate the wonderful diversity of Pride!”
Dave Pop! Artist’s Edition Pride Limited release bottles will be available HERE priced at £39.50 with 10% of proceeds donated to the Brighton Rainbow Fund.
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