Patrick Procktor included in new Tate Britain exhibition
The Redfern Gallery is pleased to announce that work by Patrick Procktor RA will be included in Queer British Art 1861-1967, which opens at Tate Britain on 5 April - the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. It presents work from the abolition of the death penalty for sodomy in 1861 to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 – a time of seismic shifts in gender and sexuality that found expression in the arts as artists and viewers explored their desires, experiences and sense of self. Works by many major artists will be on show, such as Francis Bacon, Cecil Beaton, David Hockney and Keith Vaughan. Procktor's portrait of his friend and fellow artist Derek Jarman, will be among the exhibits.