On Queer Ground

9 Jul-4 Sep 2022

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wakefield WF4 4LG


Rural environments are frequently seen as existing in opposition to queerness, with urban spaces typically being more accepting places for LGBTQIA+ people. This exhibition looks at ways in which queer artists are re-connecting with the landscapes around them mapping and navigating their queer identity within these places, seeking sanctuary and connection, and disrupting traditional or prescribed ways of looking and understanding. Several works involves solitary communion with vast uninhabited landscapes that offer a space to safely explore away from society's gaze, yet there also often exists an inescapable suggestion of isolation and struggle. Featuring artists include Claye Bowler, Whiskey Chow, Sadé Mica, Ro Robertson, SHARP, and RA Walden. 

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