Platform 6 Celebrity exhibition and auction for Stonewall

7th September sees Platform 6, a non-profit arts organisation, opens the doors to its first collective exhibition with a showcase of artwork featuring emerging and established artists including Boy George, Carl Hopgood, DNA Factory, James Tailor, Layla Lyons, Lewis Burton, Rolina Blok, Victor Ivanov, William Baker and Judy Blame.

Boy George at the launch of Platform 6 exhibition & auction to support Stonewall

Boy George at the launch of Platform 6 exhibition & auction to support Stonewall

Alongside the exhibition a special auction will take place where bespoke adidas Stan Smith trainers designed by the artists and Platform 6 patrons will be on offer in aid of gay equality charity Stonewall.

Boy George's adidas Stan Smith Who Killed Disco trainers for Platform Six

Boy George’s adidas Stan Smith Who Killed Disco trainers for Platform Six

The Platform 6 exhibition offers a snapshot of London-based LGB artists and comes at an interesting time for gay arts when the news agenda and popular culture are rife with storylines and features on gay equality and characters, the arts has remained fairly static.

Speaking on the exhibition Tailor says, “There is so much more to LGB artists than simply their sexuality, however that is what many exhibitions seem to focus on, and a lot of the work itself is highly sexualised and falls into a now well-known stereotype. The Platform 6 exhibition takes LGB art out of the context of sex, and while some of the works displayed may contain nudity, the work itself deals with themes such as non-conformity, identity and vulnerability.”

Alongside the exhibition, Platform 6 will be hosting a special auction in favour of Stonewall. For the auction – 20 pairs of limited edition adidas x Platform 6 Stan Smith trainers which will be transformed into one-off pieces of art by those exhibiting in this year’s show and Platform 6 patrons including Naomi Campbell, Sir Elton John, Kate Moss and Kylie Minogue.

Kate Moss limited edition Stan Smith trainers

Kate Moss limited edition Stan Smith trainers up for grabs at the exhibition

Kate Moss Stan Smith adidas trainers for Platform 6

Stan Smith adidas trainers for Platform 6 designed by Kate Moss

Sir Elton John adidas Stan Smith trainers

Sir Elton John adidas Stan Smith trainers

Layla Lyons adidas Stan Smith trainers

Layla Lyons adidas Stan Smith trainers

Judy Blame adidas Stan Smith trainers

Judy Blame adidas Stan Smith trainers

Spanning five floors of the Bargehouse, an unconventional venue which challenges the notion of the ‘white cube’ on London’s iconic South Bank, the Platform Six exhibition takes place from the 7th to the 14th of September and is open from 10am until 6pm.

Information on the exhibition and auction can be found on

www.platformsixlondon.com as well as www.facebook.com/platformsixlondon and

www.twitter.com/platformsixldn.

Boy George, Carl Hopgood, DNA Factory, James Tailor, Layla Lyons, Lewis Burton, Rolina Blok, Victor Ivanov, William Baker and Judy Blame.

Thanks to John Doe for their Fran Cutler-inspired pro bono work for the charity and to absolut vodka for the drinks!

http://www.p6auction.com

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