Art Exhibition


Beyond The Flag

Art Exhibition July 26 – 30 

Pierce Room, Assembly House, Norwich

Open 10-5 Everyday

An Exhibition that aims to challenge and celebrate the legacies, history and future of the pride flag.

Proudly supported by The Assembly House Trust and The Assembly House by providing Norwich Pride the beautiful Pierce Room for the exhibition.

We are very grateful to Norwich University of the Arts for sponsorship.

An Exhibition that aims to challenge and celebrate the legacies, history and future of the pride flag. It questions what it stands for, or if we still need it? Are we bigger than the sum of our individual parts? Can other symbols of Queer power be appropriated and diluted? Or do we rejoice in reclaiming our rainbow.

In light of its adoption as a unifying symbol of community cohesion and perseverance for the NHS in 2020, it can be argued that the flag was neutralised as a symbol of a community that had already adopted it for the same reasons. A symbol associated specifically with safer zones for those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community was deleted.

LGBTQIA+ artists are often marginalised, discriminated against and overlooked, as are many Queer people generally. Beyond the Flag exhibition enables LGBT+ artists to exhibit work without the concern of being othered. The exhibition offers validation for all our community.

Beyond the lockdowns, we must now start to think beyond the flag. Without it who are we, what can we be?

The exhibition will include work from East Anglian artists who identify as LGBTQIA+.