LGBT+ History Month: Call for submissions – Southampton City Art Gallery

LGBT+ History Month: Call for submissions

26 Jan 2021

We’re gearing up for LGBT+ History Month in February, so we have a request to make of our LGBTQ+ community!



Over the course of the month we’re looking to put together a set of social media posts featuring artworks in the Southampton City Art Gallery collection that LGBTQ+ people feel represent them. So we’re inviting you to look through the works in our collection which are available to view online and select one or two artworks that you feel represents your identity.

It’s completely up to you how you do this. You can select any artwork and talk about any part of it; the work itself, the person behind it, the time it was made or how it was made. We are interested to hear a range of responses. You are also very welcome, should you like, to link it to this year’s LGBT+ history month theme of ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’ but it’s not essential.

You can view paintings from our collection at but it might also be helpful to you to look at the collection pages of our website at Whilst we do not have a list of LGBTQ+ artists, we are happy to look into any questions you have on specific artists which would be helpful to your submission.

Email us at by the end of Sunday 14 February with your selection and a little about why you’ve chosen the artwork/s with the subject line ‘LGBTQ+ History Month selection’. If you would like the social media post featuring your selection to be anonymised, please do let us know, equally if you’re happy for us acknowledge you loud and proud, we’d be incredibly happy to do that too.

We’re very much looking forward to finding out more about you and why and how our collection represents you.



Image: Paul Delvaux, A Siren in Full Moonlight, 1940, Oil on Canvas. SOTAG: 1963/87 © Foundation Paul Delvaux, Sint Idesbald – SABAM Belgium/DACS 2020

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