Biscuit Attends Winter Pride Art Awards

9510The Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards were held last night at the Islington Arts Factory. Submissions were sought on the theme ‘Line of Beauty – exploring sexuality, gender and identity’ and the competition was open to all.

The winning artwork was Madame Moustache by Sicilian artist Rosso. The painting recalls Manet’s Olympia, and explores contemporary ideas of gender and beauty.

Speaking to a packed house, campaigner Peter Tatchell said, “The Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards is an example of how art can help shape people’s attitudes towards the LGBT+ community. Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream about what the world could be – then help make it happen”.

The event also featured poetry by LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and music from the Korros Ensemble.

The event was sponsored by Lesbian and Gay (sic) Insurer Emerald.

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“Self And Others”: Bi Artist Patricia Silva Discusses Her Latest Short

photo-originalPatricia Silva’s short Self and Others is set to be shown at queer experimental film festival, MIX NYC, which runs from 10th to 15th November in (you guessed it) New York. The film is about female sexual fluidity and uses only use clips of bi+ characters or BY bi+ characters.

BISCUIT: What inspired you to make a film on this topic?
Patricia: Now that Queer Studies is becoming an institutionalized movement in the Western academy, we need to be far more specific and demanding of who and how that term is serving. Bisexuality has required a very different codification of how we relate, different from how lesbians and gays read each other, which of course becomes the dominant queer language at the core of what people now study as queer. That, and other experiences, provided momentum for me to give visual form to the cultures of sexual fluidity… Continue reading

You Didnt Hear it from Us 01/05/15

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