Dawn Hoskin Furniture, Textiles & Fashion March 6, 2015
It’s hard to believe that a whole week has already gone past since our evening of being so Queer & Now in the Museum!
At this time last week we were excitedly dashing around the Museum, greeting artists and performers as they arrived; checking that all equipment was safely set-up; making sure that everyone knew what was happening and when; and also ensuring that the Museum’s ban on glitter (for reasons of conservation) was being upheld(!). All the time we were crossing our fingers and hoping that everything would go to plan and that plenty of people would come and enjoy themselves.
We needn’t have worried, it was an amazing evening. A big thank you to all of you who came along and helped make the evening go with such an enthusiastic and positive atmosphere!
As you can see in the photo above, it was definitely a busy night and so we really appreciated everyone being so patient and understanding when it was necessary to queue for events or when we had to regretfully turn people away when spaces reached capacity. In-fact the whole Museum reached capacity that night(!), so many thanks to those of you who patiently waited outside before being able to join the big queer party!
There was a lot on the bill that night and you would have had to be super-human to be able to see and hear everything.
Photos taken on the evening can be found here but we are also planning to put up a number of posts in the coming weeks, to provide more of an insight in to some of the sessions or performances form the night.
One of these will be from Deborah (Librarian in the National Art Library) who will be telling us more about her planning of a “fantasy” dinner for an evening featuring Elsie de Wolfe, Eileen Gray, Constance Spry, Enid Marx, John Minton and Derek Patmore.
I can’t even begin to try to come up with a shortlist of performances/talks/installations to mention, so instead I’m just going to leave you with a choice selection of photos from the night.