Scarborough Art Gallery
We’re inviting members of the queer community to loan personal objects to be part of Always Been Here, the autumn exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery, in partnership with Crescent Arts. This session is drop-in with no need to book and you’ll receive a warm welcome in a safe environment.
At Scarborough Museums and Galleries (SMG) we are on a journey to learn from and with people within the queer community, to find ways to work together to ensure stories, experiences, knowledge and histories from this community are represented in our work and venues.
The open call for objects for Always Been Here, is part of many important steps in this work.
Your object needs to:
- Have a connection to you and reflect your lived experience of queerness.
- Be … anything! A cinema ticket, a pair of shoes, a rubber duck …
- Be just one object.
- Be no bigger than an electric kettle.
- Be something where you feel comfortable to tell us about why it is important to you
Opening on Saturday 16 September at Scarborough Art Gallery, the exhibition Always Been Here will investigate fragmented queer histories, drawing from the Scarborough Museums collection and raising important questions about identity, community and ownership.