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Late at Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise

Late at Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise © Tate

A contemporary response to Queer British Art 1861-1967, exploring what queer nightlife means to many Londoners today

Explore how people relate to their queerness in 2017 at a time where mainstream media lacks intersectional representation and sexuality and gender is considered fluid. Celebrate how LGBTQ communities have manifested themselves from the underground to the forefront of popular culture.



Explore QTIPOC nightlife in the Duveens with BBZ, centred on positive feminine energy and eradicating misogyny for queer women and genderqueer people of colour. Catch DJ sets from low-key Londoner and PDA resident Larry B and artist, cultural critic and DJ madison moore.

Two women dancing


madison moore

madison moore © Hospital Hill


A new video work and talk by Jay Bernard addresses three vital questions: how do we deal with absences in history? How do we know something is missing if we didn’t know it was there? How do we address erasure, forgetting and deliberate exclusion, particularly around black queer lives?

Watch UK Gay Bar Directory, a moving image archive of one hundred and seventy gay bars filmed in 13 cities across the UK by artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings. The screening will be accompanied by performance from Chloe AD Filani.

Interior of a gay bar lit up in blue lights

UK Gay Bar Directory © Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings


Hear Queer British Art curator Clare Barlow in discussion with QBA Channel 4 Random Acts artists Stephen Isaac-Wilson and Kareem Reid and artist/BFI Flare programmer Jay Bernard.

madison moore and panellists Victoria Sin, Nontokozo F Sihwa and Jay Jay Revlon address how music, dance floors, and embodied creativity offer sites of resistance, resilience and recognition, all at 128 beats per minute.

Join author Alex Pilcher for a talk and a signing of her book A Queer Little History of Art, a celebration of over 100 years of queer creativity

A young man

Kareem Reid © Stephen Isaac-Wilson

A man stretching

Jay Jay Revlon © Welsh Hooping Convention


Have a kiki and a ball with a vogueing taster workshop led by Peckham based voguer and DJ Jay Jay Revlon.

Join a collaborative session to create an alternative rainbow flag with artist and Tate Collective London member Gaby Sahhar. In homage to pride flag designer Gilbert Baker who passed away this year.

Share your stories to help, guide and highlight issues inside and outside todays LGBTQ culture. Led by Tate Collective London.


Pay homage to drag with performances from Dean Atta and FKA in the Black Flamingo Open Studio which explores queer identity through poetry and visual art.


See zines, artist’s books and exhibition catalogues from the Tate Library collections highlighting activism, queer self-publishing, gender and portraits, and international LGBT art histories. Or take a browse of our queer zine fair.

An illustration in rainbow colours

© Gaby Sahhar

Dean Atta

Dean Atta © Matt Hass

Late at Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise is curated by Tate Collective London and aimed at young people aged 1825.

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Plan your visit

Date & Time

2 June 2017 at 18.00–21.30

All events are drop-in and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note a ticket is required to enter the Queer British Art exhibition.18–25 year olds get 50% off exhibition tickets with a valid ID.

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