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Queer British Art 1861–1967

Tate Britain, London

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Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. ‘Queer British Art’ explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic. With paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant and David Hockney the diversity of queer British art is celebrated as never before. Find out more about the ‘Queer British Art’ exhibition from Tate Britain’s website.

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Head of a Greek Sailor (1940), John Craxton. © Estate of John Craxton. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: London Borough of Camden

Head of a Greek Sailor (1940), John Craxton. © Estate of John Craxton. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: London Borough of Camden

Gluck (1942), Hannah Gluckstein. © National Portrait Gallery

Gluck (1942), Hannah Gluckstein. © National Portrait Gallery

Bathing (1911), Duncan Grant. © Tate

Bathing (1911), Duncan Grant. © Tate

Drawing of two men kissing (1958–73), Keith Vaughan. © DACS, The Estate of Keith Vaughan

Drawing of two men kissing (1958–73), Keith Vaughan. © DACS, The Estate of Keith Vaughan

Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene (1864), Simeon Solomon. Courtesy of Tate

Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene (1864), Simeon Solomon. Courtesy of Tate

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