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Name a piece of art, and help us stop homophobic bullying!

Monday March 16, 2015

Contemporary artist Graeme Messer is running a competition to name one of his latest artworks and raise funds for our work tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. If he chooses your suggested title, you could win a signed original print of the piece (courtesy of The Print Space).

South African-born Graeme wanted to include a fundraising element in his solo contemporary art show, The Art of Love and how to avoid it, at The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green. Graeme says, “I was keen to involve a charity that was close to my heart. A lot of my work deals with the difficulties of growing up gay in a predominantly straight environment, so Diversity Role Models seemed like the perfect choice.”

Graeme draws on his background in theatre to use a variety of media – from performance, photography and puppetry through to collage, assemblage and sculpture – to create art that is direct, shocking, funny and moving.

Graeme’s show runs from 16 March until 1 May 2015 at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green London, N22 6UJ (part of The Chocolate Factory development). Entry to this exhibition is free, where you can purchase an entry to the Diversity Role Models competition for a minimum donation of £2. All proceeds from the competition will come directly to Diversity Role Models to support our work tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

And if you’re not able to make it to the show, you can still enter the competition by donating directly to DRM via our donations page. Just choose the ‘Single donation’ option, tick the box ‘I want to leave the charity a message’ and put ‘Art competition’ with your choice of title in the box when you donate. Alternatively, once you’ve donated, email us with your choice of title and your name. Minimum suggested donation is £2.

So get inspired, get creative, get witty - and get naming!

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