A ground-breaking and vital exhibition which marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act).This is the coming out category.

In Birmingham, this major exhibition will feature over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists who explore themes of gender, sexuality and identity in art. Taking 1967 as a starting point, the exhibition will reveal new research into LGBT history and visual culture showcasing artworks from The Arts Council Collection, National Museums Liverpool and Birmingham’s collection.

Conceived by The Walker Art Gallery, and in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust, Coming Out will be reimagined for audiences in Birmingham and visitors can expect to see major new loans by artists including Grayson Perry, Sarah Lucas, Margaret Harrison, Chila Kumari Burman and Charlotte Prodger, alongside a series of stunning contemporary art interventions in Birmingham’s collection displays. An exciting and innovative programme of events will be happening to coincide with the exhibition for visitors of all ages who can participate in a series of arts activities such as life drawing with a Drag Queen.