‘GLF @ 50: The Art of Protest’ at Platform Southbank

Graham Robson August 19, 2020

(Posters, 2020, Eden Topall-Rabanes and Jenny Boat)

GLF AT 50; THE ART OF PROTEST is a new exhibition running at Platform Southwark till Saturday, August 29 to celebrate the 50th year of the Gay Liberation Front, the movement that radically shifted personal and public attitudes to LGBTQ+ equality.

While other spaces have exhibited GLF artefacts before, this is the first ever exhibition to focus solely on the artwork, of whatever form, made for and by GLF activists from the last 50 years, as well as younger LGBTQ+ activist artists.

(Dave, Stuart Feather, 1994)

Paintings, sketches, print work, placards, posters, banners and interactive instillations populate this exhibition, curated by Dan de la Motte (BLOOLIPS AND RADICAL DRAG, Platform Southwark 2019) with associate curator Lily Cheetah.

With accompanying festival of events, including: Dan Glass reading from his book United Queerdom, UCL URBAN LAB, Political Print Making Workshop with Brooke Palmieri of Camp Books and poster and print making workshop with Riposte.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, August 29, with a wrap-around festival of workshops and events.