'Queer Joy' is a new, window mural celebrating queer visibility by artist Sophie Kathleen to mark LGBTQ+ History Month across February 2022 at G Live in Guildford. In collaboration with local charity Blossom LGBT and Arts Organisation 'Art in Practice', Sophie worked with 20+ young adults from across Surrey during 2021 and 2022, hosting a series of creative workshops exploring issues of identity, visibility, LGBTQ+ history and liberation.

 

Queer Joy celebrates the local LGBTQ+ community in Surrey, providing a platform for young people to express themselves and highlight their individual identities. The artwork focuses on many of the issues faced by queer people today; how community matters, especially in light of the pandemic and how their voices deserve to be heard.

 

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mural raising awareness for ocean pollution

This hand painted mural was inspired by my time spent learning to be a conservation diver in Thailand back in2018. During the worldwide lockdowns in the summer of 2020 I decided to create this piece in my bedroom to spark conversation and awareness of ocean pollution. I then created prints of the painting and continue to donate profits to the Non Profit Organisation 'Conservation Diver'.  You can view the prints here. 

 

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