Ellen Blair's practice is about chosen families within the LGBTQ+ community. A separate sense of family and community outside their biological one is incredibly important for many people who belong to the Queer community as they can be misunderstood or rejected by their biological families and society. Safe spaces are therefore important in finding acceptance, understanding and a place to learn and grow as their authentic selves. Her work focuses on Queer joy and portrays an insight into the intimacy and friendship involved in these chosen families. It subverts societal ideas of family and kinship through reappropriation of the family photo album, using the scientific term spectrum as a motif to explore the transcension of boundaries.
Rosie Anderton • Riccardo Angei • Bade Baran • Josephine Berry • Ellen Blair • Kizzie MacNeill • Julia Mackenzie • Yizhou Aiden Sun • Emily Topping • Alexander Van Der Byl •