LGBTQIA+ History Month Exhibition: Visible

9th February – 6th March 2022  

Central Saint Martins Window Galleries


The Arts Students’ Union at UAL is run for students by students. This means we ensure the student voice is at the heart of our work, priorities and direction for each academic year. We aim to empower students to speak out and make change through their Student Union.  

Arts SU chooses to celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month. The month is dedicated to the promotion of equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. The mission is to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their history, lives and their experiences, in the curriculum and culture of education and other institutions, and the wider community. We work to raise awareness and create safe spaces for all LGBTQIA+ communities within UAL. The Arts SU are committed to making sure that our students’ experience at UAL as an LGBTQIA+ person is the best it can be, and to help our allies further their learning and understanding. 

To celebrate, an open call was created to offer selected UAL students the chance to showcase their work at Central Saint Martins. This dedicated exhibition reflects the diverse range of creativity at UAL and offers those involved a unique chance for collaboration, exhibition and development.  

"Art allows for self-expression. We can escape through art, be immersed in it. Our practices communicate our voices in unique ways. Our art can act as a safe space for us, it may protect us, challenge us, help us answer difficult questions in our lives. As LGBTQIA+ artists our art deserves to be seen, heard, digested and celebrated.  

What does this celebration of self and practice look like at UAL? This exhibition space for LGBTQIA+ History Month displays student artwork with their peers and recognises the unique importance of themselves and their practice." 

-- Georgia Spencer, Arts SU Welfare Sabbatical Officer 

This year's exhibition was selected and curated by the Arts SU's elected Sabbatical Officers and members of the UAL LGBTQ+ Society


Exhibiting Artists: 

Esme Godkin | Amelia Johnson | Kiara | Sylvian Lockwood | Eli Moore | Filip Skiba | Siân Taylor | Clémence Vazard | Magnus Vintin 

On 25th February 2022 three selected UAL students and artists, Poppy Jasmine Hawkes, Leonidas Liolios and Georgia Vincent, will host an interactive event celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month. Please visit the event for more details and how to get involved in the conversation. 


All artworks exhibited, plus an extended collection, are also available for purchase for a limited time only through Made in Arts London. This e-commerce initiative is run through the Arts SU to support students in developing their skills and knowledge in becoming a professional creative. 100% of the commission from each sale will go directly to the student.  

Please visit madeinartslondon.com to support these emerging artists! 

For more information on the extended event programme please visit teh What's On page.


Image credit © Amelia Johnson