Sam’s Eden – Launch – 5 Aug

SAM’S EDEN a new publication celebrating Queer artists and writers in 2021. This artefact of a non physical exhibition showcases the work of fourteen LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups and explores queer occupation of physical and virtual spaces. The artists included are: Day Magee, Jennifer Mehigan, Padraig Regan, Yarli Allison, Richard Martin, Claire Biddles, Bassam Al-Sabah, Phillip McCrilly, Ben Malcolmson, Michaela Nash, Richard O’Leary, Ruth McCarthy, the LGBTQIA+ youth Steering Committee at Ulster Museums and Shy Bairns.

Alongside the launch, the publication will launch online as part of the Catalyst Arts archive.

Sam’s Eden will also be on sale through the gallery as well as Good Press and a number of artist and LGBTQIA book shops across the UK, see website for details.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase original artwork by Ben Malcolmson, twenty original framed works by the Belfast based artist will be on sale. All proceeds will go to Catalyst Arts and will continue to support emerging visual arts in the city.

Sam’s Eden was supported by ACNI and Art Fund

Catalyst Arts, Ground Floor, 5 College Court, Belfast BT1 6BS

www.catalystarts.org.uk

www.facebook.com/catalystartsgallery

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