We R exhibition - Exploring the meaning of LGBT identity and celebrating difference. Opening event June 22 6-9pm

21 Jun 2016 – 3 Jul 2016

Event times

Gallery open every day of the week except on Monday. Open from 1 till 7pm
Opening event June 22 from 6 till 9pm
Closing event July 2nd from 6 till 9pm

Cost of entry

Free entrance

Espacio Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: Number 8, 388 bus, Brick Lane stop, walk 1 minute to 159 Bethnal Green Road
  • Train: Liverpool Street

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Exploring the meaning of LGBT identity and celebrating difference.


Launching during the Pride in London, the exhibition WeR at the Espacio Gallery will showcase today’s meaning of the LGBT spirit.

The exhibition includes eighteen artists from all different cultures and nationalities contributing to a really authentic representation of the diversity and fullness of the LGBT community. 

The exhibition wants to reach those who might find it hard to be themselves. It challenges you to believe and remember the right to be different.

Representatives from the charity “Diversity of Role Models” who is also partnering with the exhibition, will be in the crowd at the Opening event and whose involvement nods to an important aspect of the exhibition - positive role modelling in the LGBT community and how to embrace your own authenticity.

The curators of the exhibition, Bettina Stuurman and Joao Trindade commented, ”We always talk about equality and whilst it may be important to have have the same rights, we really wanted to show how you must celebrate difference. We are proud of this collection which reminds us to think about the present representation of the LGBT community. We want people to leave the exhibition feeling positive, excited and remembering their own unique nature - and this is what we hope the art has captured.”

In addition to the exhibition work each artist has donated one piece of work which will be displayed on the ‘Silent Auction Wall’ during the exhibition. All money will go to charities “Diversity of Role Models” and the “17-24-30 No to hate crime campaign”, both partners of this exhibition. 

Supporting the Pride in London, several artists will be donating a work that will be auctioned at the London Pride’s Gala evening.



Bettina Stuurman

Joao Trindade

Exhibiting artists

Sal Jones

Sal Jones

Luis Pereira

Bettina Stuurman

Andre Calado & Lucia Nunes

Jose Oriek

Graeme Messer

Santiago Alcon

Holly Revell

Richard Harris

Mia Wilkinson

Joao Trindade

Gianluca Pisano

Brigitte Boldy

Kimberly Klauss

Ronald Hernandez

Rachel McCourt


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