Ian Giles LGBT+ histories project

Artist Ian Giles is working on a new project that engages with the current LGBT+ Association.

Ian's artistic practice often makes visible interesting LGBT+ histories, involving a direct engagement with a specific geographical community, and mirroring local LGBT+ histories with key historical moments. For this project Ian has been researching Loughborough's LGBT+ history, and how it is represented within the University archive, alongside developing a specific project that will take place as part of LGBT+ History Month.

The event will take place in February and will playfully make visible histories personal to Loughborough (that have in part been secured via a call out to the Alumni) alongside important events that have taken place at the same time, that have sought to achieve sexual equality.

Ian Giles Ian Giles Trojan Horse Rainbow Screening Image
Image: Ian Giles, Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag, Screening at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, presented by Gasworks, London, 2019.
Photo by Rob Harris