Happy Valley Pride launches ‘Heroes’ Art Exhibition 2017

April 14, 2017 by Mike Stephens0

As a part of the 2nd year of Happy Valley Pride, we are delighted to invite artists to participate in an Art Exhibition, with work being exhibited and sold at Nelson’s Wine Bar, Hebden Bridge during August 2017.

This year’s theme is ” HEROES – LGBTQ Heroes“.

David Kennedy, fellow artist and vice-chair of Happy Valley Pride, now invites artists to provide their artistic interpretation of their LGBTQ heroes asking them to consider “Who do you admire? Who inspires you? It can be about anybody you feel is an LGBTQ hero, fictional, historical, activist, performer or writer or perhaps a non-public, personal hero – a lover, a friend, a husband, wife, family members, a stranger?”

Those contributing should include a paragraph or two with their work to explain the LGBTQ hero subject and how and why they inspire you. The medium can be painting, collage, photographs, drawings, 3D or sculpture. However, given limited display space not too large. Artists are welcome to ask market price for the sale of their work, though a donation to the Happy Valley Pride organisation would be welcome.

Work will form part of the free, month-long, public exhibition, which will launch on the evening of Tuesday, 8th August and all work will be available to purchase by the public.


Please contact David Kennedy, Vice-Chair – david@happyvalleypride.com
Linda Spiteri, Curator & Volunteer – info@happyvalleypride.com


Mike Stephens

Mike is the founder and a director of Ayup Digital a creative digital agency in Yorkshire. Mike has over 10 years of industry experience, utilising web technologies to help clients improve their brand, communications and ROI. Mike has been volunteering with Manchester Pride since 2011 and has recently moved to Hebden Bridge with his partner. He is also the IT Director at TEDxSalford, one of the largest independent TED events in Europe.

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