5: LGBT+ History Month: featured artworks from the City’s Collection

28 Feb 2021

For the final day of LGBT+ History Month, we are sharing another artwork chosen and explored by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Today, we’re sharing Jenny Baynham’s choice:

“My chosen artwork is ‘Iris O2’ by Lucy Ash. This resonates with me because the background to this work is Hate Crime within the LGBTQ community. I’m a gay woman who had a gay brother who was killed for being gay. This work is a powerful reminder of the destruction & devastation that hate crime has caused my family, friends and me.”

Iris 02 continues a body of work Lucy Ash created to highlight LGBTQ+ issues. The catalyst for these works was the violent homophobic murder of Jenny’s brother Ian Baynham in 2009.

You can read more about Iris 02 on the artist’s website here.

Lucy Ash, Iris 02 © Lucy Ash, 2021

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