When: 7th – 14th September 2013, open 10am – 6pm daily
Where: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9HP
What is it?
Platform 6, a non-profit arts organisation, opens the doors to its first collective exhibition with a showcase of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) artwork. The exhibition will feature emerging and established artists including Boy George, Carl Hopgood, DNA Factory, James Tailor, Layla Lyons, Lewis Burton, Rolina Blok, Victor Ivanov, William Baker and Judy Blame.
Alongside the exhibition a special auction will take place where bespoke adidas Stan Smith trainers designed by the artists and Platform 6 patrons will be on offer in aid of gay equality charity Stonewall.
The exhibition, curated by artist and Platform 6 founder James Tailor, was born from a frustration of how LGB art is represented today and a desire to highlight the diversity of work being produced by LGB artists.
Platform 6 connects emerging and established artists with the aim of helping promising artists to showcase their creative talent. This debut exhibition connects talent from backgrounds as diverse as fine art, performance, sport, music and fashion, bringing them together in an exhibition that is current, thought-provoking and appeals to a wide audience.
Alongside the exhibition, Platform 6 will be hosting a special auction in aid of gay equality charity Stonewall. For the auction, Platform 6 has joined forces with global sportswear brand adidas, creating 20 pairs of limited edition adidas x Platform 6 Stan Smith trainers. The trainers will be transformed into one-off pieces of art by those exhibiting in this year’s show and Platform 6 patrons including Naomi Campbell, Dawn Mellor, Sir Elton John, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, Neneh Cherry and Noel Fielding.
More info: platformsixlondon.com