"I am not an abomination!" proclaims the work of artist Paul Chisholm, one of the 20 artists selected to show in this year's visual arts exhibition, as part of the fifth annual GFEST. Taking place at venues across London, this LGBTQ arts festival tackles a range of themes relating to gender, sexuality, and identity, through the media of visual arts, short films, performances, workshops, and debates. Although not necessarily LGBT or Q themselves, the artists whose work has been included all deal with what can broadly be defined as queer subject matter. Not that this should be seen as limiting, or as uninteresting to the wider public - certainly not - after all, questions of identity, worries about which aspects of ourselves we choose to hide or reveal, and the reinforcement or suppression resulting from society's approval or disapproval, are issues which concern us all.
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Simon Croft (GFEST 2010 Artist)
Inside Out, Outside In
Wooden dolls, paint, mirror
40 X 30 X 20 cm (approx)