Holly Johnson Exhibition

Exploring the life and art of Holly Johnson and the heritage of LGBTQIA+ communities in Liverpool.

We are made up to announce this brand-new project with @duovision_arts which will archive and exhibit the life and art of pioneering LGBTQIA+ musician, songwriter and artist Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood).

A big thank you to @heritagefunduk for supporting us to make this exhibition possible. We’re so grateful!

“The opportunity to mount this exhibition is actually like winning the National Lottery for me. As a teenager Music and Art were my passion, reading Jean Genet, William Burroughs and listening to the music of The Beatles, Marc Bolan, David Bowie and The Velvet Underground; seeing the films of Derek Jarman and Andy Warhol along with his supercharged colour paintings. Pondering over Peter Blake’s Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band artwork as a child lead me ultimately to Hollywood and back again. Everything I was ever drawn to, through a lens of Queerness and controversy I brought with me into the future we live in now.”


Photograph by Trevor Leighton