Room For Love a new exhibition of Pride posters from artists and illustrators who are part of the They Made This collective, launch at their new pop-up print shop on Brighton’s Dukes Lane to kick off Pride celebrations on Saturday, August 3.
THE exhibition will feature twenty Pride designs from 20 artists, featuring names such as Morag Myerscough, Camille Walala and Supermundane. Each design has been created specifically for this exhibition, and will be available to buy to raise money for the akt (Albert Kennedy Trust) – a national LGBT+ youth homelessness charity, providing safe homes and better futures for LGBT+ young people.
Throughout the launch on Saturday, August 3, They Made This will transform the Dukes Lane community into a chill-out family friendly space for Pride, with fundraising activities to raise money for akt.
Creator of They Made This, Aine Donovan, will be on hand running screen printing and craft activities. Makeup touch-ups will be available from the team at Bare Minerals, and Aveda will be on hand with the glitter.
There will be a chance to win a pair of Dr Martens, which will be hand-customised by artist Ben Chisnall with a portrait of any Pride hero of your choice. For the adults, Holly’s Kitchen have created a rainbow Pride themed cocktail to enjoy out in the courtyard, where a DJ will be providing a camp disco soundtrack for the day.
The day will be geared around celebrating Pride in Brighton, and to raise money for the akt.
The They Made This store will be open until September, but the artists have left their mark on Dukes Lane, with a permanent colourful Pride mural emblazoning the phrase We’re all Brighton lovers – designed and painted by artist couple, Rude.