Launch Thurs. 9th Nov. 6pm
10th-25th Nov. 11am-5pm
Illustrator, performer, artist, activist, clown doctor, one of the founding members of Outburst; Patrick Sanders wore many hats, each one more creative, generous and profoundly human than the next. A gentle radical, his work ranged from the absurd and playful to the unapologetically incendiary in responding to inequality, prejudice and political homophobia in Northern Ireland.
Patrick’s death by suicide earlier this year robbed many of a beloved friend and creative co-conspirator but also took from us a unique voice and an emerging talent who was just beginning to get wider recognition for his inspired and insightful work. Exploring and confronting local politics, world events and social issues through cartoons and illustrations, he sought to educate where possible and brilliantly lampoon where not. How To Unexplode invites you to step into Patrick’s world, with work ranging from political magazine illustrations to comic strips about everyday queer experience. Created in collaboration with close friends and family, this exhibition offers just a small selection from the large body of work that Patrick left behind and gives us a glimpse into the mind of a wonderful artist whose legacy is one of joy, resistance and glorious mischief.
This exhibition is part of the Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2017