A pioneering exhibition by an LGBTQA+ artist is coming to Salford, which features a wide range of interesting pieces with a twist.

The Lowry is well known for its community-driven exhibitions, which give a spotlight to local artists’ work, they host a plethora of events that, allow the general public to marvel at the creativity the artist portrays.

One such exhibition is being held in honor of Julian Gray, a trans, queer and disabled artist,  under the name Julian Gray: Stories For Us, which features a collection of timelapse pieces and sketches, complimented by two of his comics, a queer Victorian romance titled: The Invalid’s Valet and a Sapphic Medieval Fantasy titled: Witch & Warrior.

credit: Julian Gray

Zoe Watson, the Curator at The Lowry, said:

“Julian’s moving work platforms central characters who aren’t generally represented in mainstream comic culture, enabling stories to be told through the lens of different voices. By bringing Stories For Us into the gallery, we welcome visitors to explore Julian’s fantasy tales and feel inspired to share their own experiences through the medium of comic making.”

Credit: Julian Gray

Visitors of the exhibition are invited and encouraged to share and display any of their own finished pieces in a gallery space which will help contribute to the overall narrative to ‘Stories for us’

Julian Says within the same press release;

“I create my comics and the stories within not just for myself, but also for people like me, people who don’t see themselves reflected in the media around us. I want this exhibition to carry that message”

The Exhibition will be running until May 2nd, places must be booked for free but a donation can be made.

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