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Our third printed edition of t'ART magazine responds to the theme' 'Queering the Word/ Eye'! We are a queer-led collective and for this issue we decided to celebrate that, by calling for work by, for and/ or about queer people. We received so much brilliant work from creatives from the LGBTQIA+ community, and are so proud to share our third issue with you.
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Thank you to all of our amazing contributors. Their bios and Instagram handles can be found below - do follow their work!
COVER ART by RAE SMITH
I'm an intersex, trans, non binary artist and activist working across multiple disciplines.
My work attempts to connect with and put out into the world those underlying primal images and sounds which allow us to transcend barriers such as language, sex, culture, neurodiversity and mental health.
Through painting, music, spoken word, activism and events curation, I provide a route to a more inclusive and explorative future.
11PM, PHYLLIS AND FLISS by ORIEL WELLS
Oriel is an advertising Creative who spends a lot of her spare time trying to do things to live up to such a pretentious job title. She wrote Turgid over lockdown after going down a rabbit hole of the awfully sterile "erotic" writing of the straight male gaze. It's a satirical collection that plays with the traditional language and tropes to entertain, repulse and arouse a different audience.
CENSORED SUFFRAGE by BETHAN T VICKERS
My name is Bethan Vickers and I am a Queer writer from London – mainly focused on travel or scientific/social articles. My debut poetry collection will be published in the next few months. Stumble Home is a water-laced exploration of relationships, places and self. The poem, Censored Suffrage, is a reaction to the current government’s Crime Bill that sees 10 years in prison for defacing a statue but 5 years for rape, failing to mention ‘Women’ once in the 296-page report. Given the handling of the Sarah Everard vigil and the reaction to the rightful toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol - this bill is a dangerous precedent to set and a slap in the face to many groups of society: Women, working class, minority groups, BAME. This poem is my reaction as a woman but it is also a call to action (or rebellion in the words of Pankhurst) against social injustice in all its forms. We won’t sit silent while the government unveils a statue of Emily Davison with one hand and smashes vigils and BLM or Extinction Rebellion protests with the other.
MUSHROOM BABES by RIVER MANNING
South London based multimedia artist River Manning's recent collection of lino prints explore the parallels between transness and growth and beauty in the natural world. Each handmade print features a trans body crowned with various flora signifying the bloom trans people experience given suitable conditions to grow.
RUDOLPHE by LUCIE ARNOUX
Lucie Arnoux is a London-based Illustrator whose intricate work is published in children's books and comic-books, both in France and the UK.Lucie Arnoux is a London-based Illustrator whose intricate work is published in children's books and comic-books, both in France and the UK.
EDEN by CELINE ANNE O'DONOVAN
Celine is not a new writer, but she is new to sharing her work. Her poem “Eden” expresses the period in which she detangled her feelings of rejection after a significant breakup from her views about herself. In the last few years, developing her relationship with her “self” in the context of romantic relationships has been a priority for Celine. This is something which she feels is central to the queer experience and, by extension, to much queer art.
Outside of writing, Celine is an environmental and humanitarian lawyer, living in London.
PEACH by EMMA YAPP
My name is Emma and I'm a sexual violence researcher. I'm based in Peckham, and I'm interested in writing that orders and norms, and acknowledges the messiness of our existence. I value imagination and relentless optimism, as well as failure and laziness.
SEXED DOWN SOCKET by SIMON HAUWAERTS
Simon Hauwaerts is a young writer who was born and raised in Belgium. He now studies English Literature in the UK. Simon will read and write anything, but his preferred genres are horror, poetry, and nonfiction. He lives in Brighton.
QUEER, BLACK, FEMME by COCO JACKSON
Coco Jackson is a black, queer, woman who creates art. She is a London based creative photographer who is self-taught and explores a variety of types of photography including but not limited to travel photography, portrait photography and event photography anything from theatre shows, circus shows, live music, burlesque and cabaret events.
LOCKDOWN LINOPRINTING by GEMMA CURTIS
Gemma is a queer lino-print artist who rediscovered printmaking over lockdown. She has a background in developing LGBTQ+ inclusion in schools and has most recently enjoyed combining her facilitation and arts specialisms to run printmaking workshops for adults. Her last big Arts Council funded project involved leading free online lino-print workshops for LGBTQ+ adults with the aim to bring people together and teach a new creative skill. She set up Wild Water Art Store - a small printmaking business on Etsy - and for now loves making prints of independent bookshops, queer joy, grief, slowing down and swimming.
UNSTUCK by LISA MARIE HALL
(**My photos are all shot & edited solely on an iPhone X)
Aim: Finding beauty in that which is deemed odd, oblique, overlooked and off-centre.
The old adjective of queer
But also that which is evidence of our imperfect honest being, our inconvenient and impermanent living, traces of how we really are.
I celebrate the beauty of these strange and peculiar traces we leave behind on our streets.
I photograph the physical marks that both represent an absence and betray our presence, the spots of glue, the dirty tape marks, hinting at what was ripped or torn asunder.
I present them as though they could be abstract paintings, works of expression that are hidden like masterpieces or jewels on every street
I make this work because I feel I am out of place.
I am odd and very much off-centre.
But there are traces of me in the world and it's those traces that I need to recognise as beautiful.
I’m learning to live with that.
I'm learning to make my queerness visible through celebrating overlooked treasure that is both in front of my camera and behind the lens.
AN INTERVIEW WITH SARAH JANE MOON by AMELIA BROWN
Sarah Jane Moon is a painter who specialises in portraiture and figurative painting.
Her work explores identity, sexuality and gender presentation as well as interrogating formal painterly concerns.
She has exhibited with the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery among others. She has been a recipient of the Arts Charitable Trust Award, the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture and in 2020 was made a candidate for membership to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Wallpaper*, Studio International and House & Garden Magazine.
SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A BAG OF OATS? by HR TRISTRAM
Hannah-Rose is an LGBTQIA+ choir leader, singing teacher, voice actor, musician, yoga teacher and creative, who loves to write about and express all aspects of humanity. She cares passionately about creating inclusive spaces in which people can flourish. You can find out more about Hannah-Rose's work at getbrightonsinging.com
AETIOLOGY & LEA DELARIA by CLEO HENRY
Cleo Henry (they/them) is a writer and researcher based in London. They are particularly interested in queerness, archives and the apocalypse, and is currently working on a novel about queer utopias and transcription. They have been published by Burning House Press, Cipher Press and in Untitled, amongst others.
JUST LIKE SUPERMAN by TOM SPENCER
Tom Spencer is a UK based writer, fond of YA Fiction and Horror with work published in Axon and Vortex: Literary Magazine. When he's not scribbling away at future projects, he's at home enjoying a cup of tea with his wonderful wife and two Cacti.
MISS ADORE by FINN O'BRYAN
My names Finn O'Bryan, and i'm a 26 year old, queer designer and musician. I spend my time making clothes, writing poetry & music, foraging and skateboarding. Androgynous wizard, fungi lover.
Instagram: @doomerian & @weptskateco
THE LOCKDOWN QUEER PERFORMS & THE LACK OF QUEER by ADAM LUCY
My names Adam Lucy and I'm an autodidact London based queer mixed media Artist, Poet and Curator. I've been practicing for about 9 years now and art has become a way of life for me, it's also probably saved my life on a few occasions. My work deals with a number of themes, ranging from memory and impermanence, grief, social justice and most recently has been heavily influenced by the pandemic and the thoughts feelings and emotions it has brought forth. As a mixed media artist I'm forever trying new mediums to assist me with my visual storytelling.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ANTONIO AND MEDUSA.HAS.BEEN by ANTONIO PSAILA AND AMELIA BROWN
Instagram: @medusa.has.been and @amelialbrown
A GIRL CONCERN by ALICE
I am the writer of my own stories because I like self-analysis and stimulate people’s mind. I always been attracted to the unknown and memories. I like to combine the non-existence and the existence of facts to reach a state of complete confusion.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AMAZING CONTRIBUTORS!
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