Folkestone Curation Team visits Queer the Pier

Photo by Tiff Cryer
Photo by Tiff Cryer

This weekend Our Screen Heritage Community Curators made the trip to Brighton to visit the community curated ‘Queer the Pier’ exhibition, on display in Brighton Museum and Art Gallery until March 2023. The exhibition, made up of objects collected from the local community, alongside others from the museum’s collection, tells the stories of LGBTQIA+ lives in Brighton and Hove.

At the museum the team heard from exhibition curators E-J Scott and Janet Jones, who talked about their experiences of working on the project. This included thinking about how to work and make decisions collectively, how they made decisions about what featured in the exhibition and how they found the process of collecting objects from the local queer community. E-J and Janet also provided insight into the ways that the those behind the exhibition created opportunities and spaces for different groups to have their voices heard and their histories represented.

The trip to Queer the Pier is part of the next phase of the ‘Our Screen Heritage’ project, as the Community Curators begin the work and planning and curating footage from the existing Screen Archive South East collection, as well as collecting existing and creating new footage within Folkestone and Margate. The footage will then be displayed as part of a series of displays, installations and shows later in the year.

Do you have footage that our curators might be interested in?

Our curators are interested in footage about LGBTQIA+ lives, memories and histories across the South East, but in particular Margate, Folkestone and the surrounding areas. Footage can be in any format and from any time. More information can be found on our donations page!

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