Homotopia Presents consists of projects and works of art that we support all year round outside of our festival programme ranging from podcasts to major exhibition’s.
Some of these projects include:
April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady exhibition that showcased her pioneering story.
Queer the City, since 2020 this project has brought arts and culture into the mainstream with very big, bold and queer public works of art.
The Queer Gaze Podcast, a very queer very arty podcast hosted by our very own @ashleighoohlala
Light Night: Drag Cabaret with some stunning UK drag performers that played with, interacted and delighted the city hosted by the fabulous @fillacrack. Alongside an interactive mural taking place in the LUSH window with artist @iamhuman_design
Homotopia Corner, a curated exhibition as part of the @weareallout out LGBT+ photo exhibition featuring @herenqueer_ and Mike Parry.
Homotopia x Ukraine Pride
STAY QUEER. NO MATTER WAR.
April 18th – May 18th 2023
Homotopia collaborated with UKRAINEPRIDE to host a four week long photography and video exhibition on the third floor at Lush Liverpool. The exhibition had shown the lives of queer people living and loving each other throughout the war – raising awareness and showing support for one of the most marginalised communities living in Ukraine.
The floor hosted the work by artist Artur Vovchenko, a queer photographer, multi-disciplinary artist and activist based in Ukraine who has been working to tell the stories of the lives of queer people during the war in Kyiv and Kharkiv. Vovchenko captured ten uniquely queer stories – each person’s narrative was exhibited through five photographs, an accompanied text telling the individual’s story and a QR code for an audio description. The exhibition was accompanied with a special sound design from Nastya Vogan.
The work was available to buy throughout the exhibition with all funds going to UKRAINEPRIDE’s ‘LGBTQ+ Ukraine Emergency Fund’ to help safeguard Queer Ukrainians affected by war.
We had just under 10,000 (9,845 to be exact) people enter using the stairs, but we will have had even more come up using the lift.
The exhibition was supported by Lush, All Out, Liverpool BID Company and UA Action Office.
April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady
Showcasing her pioneering story, in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool.
The Queer Gaze Podcast
A very queer very arty podcast produced and hosted by the fabulous Ashleigh Owen.
The Homotopia Corner
Photography Exhibition as part of the All Out International LGBT+ Photo Exhibition at Lush Liverpool