Coming in late July and coinciding with many Pride events over Summer, the turntable gallery is delighted to bring together an eclectic mix of contemporary LGBTQA + artists who use print and 2D multiples as part of their practice. This collection draws together established artists with fresh, up and coming talents whose outlook is funny, colourful and vital.
Artists include Charlotte Prodger, Helen Cammock, Gilbert & George, Prem Sahib, Pablo Bronstein Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan, Tom Burr, Daniel Sinsel, Jamie Crewe, Scott King, Chris Brown, Adam Faramawy, Rene Matić, Nicolas Deshayes, Alexander Glass and Kristina Nenova.
In addition, the show will feature special contributions by the following:
Robbie O’Keeffe is a rising star in the echelons of contemporary painting. Having graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2016 with a BA in Fine Art, he was selected for New Contemporaries the following year. Two short years later, he became an Ingram Prize Finalist in 2020. Beginning his postgrad at the RCA this September and alongside notable exhibitions, O'Keeffe has been honing his practice at Auxiliary in Middlesbrough.
Freya Madeline Tate is a photographic artist whose practice fuses the worlds of craft, set building with explorations of her self-image. As a working-class neurodivergent, Freya offers a cheeky British attitude and a romantic tragi-comic take on the world about her and its influence on cultural tropes. Her intensely personal work addresses specific periods in her life but is broadened by her relationship to time and the connections she shares with others. When viewed in a wider context, she explores the nature of humanity, in a quest to find meaning. This naturally encompasses the question of how our epoch will be perceived.
Stuart Shackleton is a veteran designer, animator and video producer. His professional and creative endeavours span a period over thirty years, and has worked on projects with the BBC, Sky and AstraZeneca. Internationally regarded, he currently works with the artist Darren Neave and on projects for the turntable gallery. His style is fun, graphic and reflective, producing imagery which contemplates moments from his own life, as an aid to counter his sketchy memory.
Darren Neave is an artist and researcher currently undertaking a doctoral award at Leeds Beckett University. His practice-led research navigates the preposterousness of olfaction with sculptural resurrection, with links to re-use, ecological demise, corporeal embodiment and memory. He links this research with consumerist delight and disgust, embracing commodification, the written word, neurodivergence, working-class and a queer rurality.