A perfect swim. (Graduate Artists 2022-23)

2 May 2023 – 10 May 2023

Regular hours

12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00

Free admission

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Martin Hall Exhibition Space

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An exhibition by three artists from Loughborough University's Graduate Artists scheme, exploring the stifling nature of queer identity and disability within society.


Artists James Milner, Harris Urch, and Sarah Wilson discuss the stifling nature of queer identity and disability within our society. Utilising a variety of media and an eerie ‘new familiarity’, the group play with their lived experiences to question practices of care and rediscover shameless joy.

The practices of this year’s Graduate Artists are all predominantly concerned with deviation and the inequal. The cohort live queer, disability-affected, grief-struck lives, leading their work to question the performance of cultural hierarchies of gender and ability existing within contemporary culture. Split between two exhibitions, each of the six artists remind the viewer of their agency, and how much ‘capacity’ they are rewarded by society. The first exhibition 'dis slash comfort' is open from 20-28 April 2023.

Private view: Friday 5 May, 6-8pm

Content warning: this exhibition includes sensitive content, viewer discretion is advised.


There is step-free access into the exhibition space via a ramp and side door. During opening hours, there will be an invigilator on duty in the gallery. If you require their assistance, then please alert them on arrival by calling to them or waving at them – the entrance to the gallery is fully glazed and the main entrance door should be open.

For more information about the venue, including photographs, view the access guide for Martin Hall on AccessAble.

If you have any specific access requirements then please contact luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate them.


There are toilets located on the ground floor of Martin Hall including an accessible toilet. There is step-free access into this building.

Martin Hall Cafe serves light refreshments and is open from 8.30am to 5pm Mon-Fri. It is located behind the gallery.

There is free car parking on campus (subject to availability on the day) and the nearest car park is Car Park 9. Please report to Security at the main entrance and they will issue a visitors’ pass and direct you to here. 

If you are travelling by public transport, you can take the Sprint Bus from Loughborough railway station or the town centre (Ashby Square) and alight at Loughborough College. Cross Epinal Way at the pedestrian crossing and keep going straight ahead to enter campus. This brings you onto Shirley Pearce Square with Martin Hall on the left. 

View the full Sprint Bus timetable.

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