We are Family

Presented by Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS)
Curated by Pacheanne Anderson

12 LGBTQ+ cartoonish figures of various ethnicities sitting or stood behind a long table in a grand stone room. All the characters are wearing the same grey and blue sneakers.
Last Supper, 2019 by Terrell Villiers
A black and white drawing of a smiling black man with a cap and a beard. There is a faint, graduated rainbow in the back. The text reads "Carl Bean - I'm happy, I'm carefree, I'm gay, I was born this way". Beneath is a photograph of a 12 inch Motown label vinyl record labelled "A Motown Special Disco Version Single - Carl Bean - Born This Way (Vocal)".
Carl Bean by Joseph Cabey

We are Family is a new exhibition to coincide with LGBTQ+ History Month. With support of The Ledward Centre, SEAS is collaborating with art curator, writer and art consultant Pacheanne Anderson, to exhibit digital artists for LGBTQ+ History Month. The exhibition aims to depict imagery of queer relationships and interactions in different parts of the queer world centring family and kinship. These representations can include images from nightlife, domestic life and celebratory but political instances such as Pride. With a focus on kinship, collective care and community support, the works selected aim to show the audience brief snippets of what family looks like in our everyday lives.

Launch event

Against a background of sparse purple fronds, 5 glossy black women and 3 girls stand in 2 groups. The women wear elegant dresses with matching cloth on their heads. 3 of the women are using sunshades, one has a tub of fruit on the top of her head.
Jungle Women, 2021 by Terrel Villiers

We will be hosting an opening launch event on the Friday 25th from 5-8pm in The Ledward Centre. This will be a fantastic opportunity to see the art and meet the artists and curator in person and engage in discussions around the work.

Tickets are completely free although limited so please book to ensure a space through Eventbrite here.

Where to view the work

The exhibition can be viewed in the Lower Ground floor of The Ledward Centre – next to the Library on Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE – from Friday 25th February 2022 till April 2022.

SEAS Logo - A patchwork raised fist holds an art brush.
The Ledward Centre