Sunil Gupta | Southend's Twilight World's | TOMA Project Space, Southend on Sea

Hales is excited to announce the participation of Sunil Gupta in Southend's Twilight Worlds at TOMA Project Space, Southend-on-Sea, until 8 October 2022.

The exhibition showcases Southend's queer and alternative histories through new and existing artworks, previously unseen archival clippings, and objects from Southend Museums.

Southend's Twilight Worlds is inspired by an article published in the Southend Evening Echo following the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967. The article's author, Louis Blake, writes an investigation into the borough's twilight world and the three to four-thousand "men in fear who haunt it". He interviewed many of these so-called "twilight men" of Southend, often highlighting the violence and apprehension most experienced due to their sexuality, despite the introduction of "well-meaning" laws. Even noting how some of these men discriminated against queers of colour.

Sunil Gupta

Southend's Twilight Worlds

TOMA Project Space

Unit 13 Royals Shopping Centre

High St



16 July - 8 October 2022

Click here for the Southend's Twilight Worlds website.

July 16, 2022