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Happy LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to the celebration and recognition of LGBT people throughout history – a community which has often been invisible or marginalised in the mainstream. For example: did you know that it was only in 1967 that “homosexual acts” between men were decriminalised? And that it wasn’t until […]

PRIDE 2018: Celebrating LGBT Art

To celebrate Pride 2018 PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists from the movement. From Ancient Greece to the present day LGBT art has existed. It has been a tumultuous road for LGBT artists who have faced enduring issues such as censorship, discrimination and persecution […]

#PressForProgress – International Women’s Day 2018

  Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress. A recent report from the World Economic Forum suggested that gender parity is over 200 years away – […]

LGBT History Month: Celebrating LGBT Art

To celebrate LGBT History Month PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists of the movement. From Ancient Greece to the present day LGBT art has existed. It has been a tumultuous road for LGBT artists who have faced enduring issues such as censorship, discrimination and […]

The Art of the Civil Rights Movement

When thinking about the Civil Rights Movement it is often photography and news footage from this period that dominate our visual thinking. These images succinctly capture the brutality of the offences committed against protesters but also the unfaltering resilience and determination for equality. The power of such images has meant that art from this tumultuous […]