Submerge Labs: Queer Theory For Queer Artists – Sexuality Summer School

A white woman with long brown hair and sunglasses stands in a projection of rainbow lines.
Image: Isi Parente
Whitworth Art Gallery
Sat Mar 26 - 10:00am

Submerge Labs: Queer Theory For Queer Artists – Sexuality Summer School

Jackie Stacey and Monica Pearl helping to demystify the terms and ideas that have influenced and fuelled queer art practice.

Calling artists, producers, performers, and anyone who wants to understand how their artistic practice might use, or already be using Queer Theory!

Academics and activists Professor Jackie Stacey and Dr Monica Pearl (University of Manchester) invite you to a half-day workshop on queer theory for makers of queer art. Together they will help demystify the terms fueling queer theory, show how queer art practice often comes from and is informed by queer art and activism, and show how it has influenced and fuelled queer art practice.

Queer theory for queer artists is a workshop to explore ideas and empower participants to contextualise their work within academic and political frameworks. It is part of a new initiative that helps develop informal and accessible learning spaces for queer artists. It is not a class – no reading or prior acquaintance with theory of any kind is necessary.

Everybody welcome!


Please sign up via our Eventbrite Link.
Limited capacity, booking essential. Please only book if you are certain you can attend.


The Whitworth facilities include:

The lighting levels can often be low due to the vulnerable nature of their collections. Guide dogs are welcome. For further information, please visit the gallery access page.


This workshop is presented in partnership with The Whitworth Gallery and University of Manchester Sexuality Summer School.


Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth Institute was built for 'the perpetual gratification of the people of Manchester' and today houses gallery spaces, a study centre, learning studio and communal gardens.

More info

2022 Programme

A citywide festival of innovative performance, music and creative technology presented over two weekends in March. Learn More