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Platform Six Exhibition

A hot new Platform for LGBT artists...

James Tailor is one of our favourite London artists. So when we heard he'd rounded up the likes of Boy George, Carl Hopgood and Judy Blame for a special exhibition of gay, lesbian and bisexual art, we couldn't keep our cultural curiosities from quivering.

The Platform Six exhibition is running now, over at London's Bargehouse in Oxo Tower Wharf. It's a mix of emerging and already-established artists, motivated by James' frustration at how LGB artists are represented.

"There's so much more to LGB artists than simply their sexuality," he said. "However, that is what many exhibitions seem to focus on, and a lot of the work itself is highly sexualised and falls into a now well-known stereotype.

"The Platform Six exhibition takes LGB art out of the context of sex, and whole some of the works displayed may contain nudity, the work itself deals with themes such as non-conformity, identity and vulnerability."

The exhibition is only running for a few more days, though, until Saturday, September 14th. You can stop on by between 11am and 6pm, and admission is free, so you really have no excuse not to get on down.

You can find our more information and see some of the collection on the Platform Six Facebook page for more info and the OXO Tower website for details of how to get there.

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