Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

TONY MENTEL is announced as the winner of this years’ Madame F Queer Britain Art Award



Queer Britain London’s youngest musuem and the only LGBTQ+ museum in the UK  just announced that Tony Mentel was the winner of this years’ Madame F Queer Britain Art Award for his work View from Dukes Mound.  This is the 3rd year of the now annual Award given by  wine brand Madame F 


Speaking about his work, Tony explained “I work using recycled textiles and embroidery and I explore themes of queer history and identity. This large-scale tapestry is three metres tall and illustrates an idealised scene of Brighton’s infamous cruising area on the beach, Dukes Mound, which was destroyed by the city council during lockdown. I wanted to celebrate a place which brought so much joy for generations of queers, inspired by the stories I have gathered from queer elders.”


2nd place was awarded to Johnny Humes for his painting Beer and Skittles and 3rd place was awarded to Finlay McInally for his zine Queer Fear in the Thriller Villa – they each receive a prize of £1000 and £500 respectively.



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Posted by queerguru  at  13:28


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