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© The Artist

Four works from Not Titled series, 1984

Bob Jardine (b. 1947)

Embracing the threshold

  • Medium:
    Silver prints
  • Dimensions:
    Each 23.3 × 34.5cm
  • Collection:
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
  • Coll. No:
    ACP 1816, ACP 1821, ACP 1812, ACP 1825

Click here to listen to an atmospheric soundscape produced by sound artist Michele Bianchin to accompany the viewing of 'Not titled' by Bob Jardine.

Bob Jardine’s series of photographs documents a one-off drag show at the nightclub The Joint, offering a glimpse into the queer scene in Milton Keynes in the 1980s. Queer spaces have always existed, though they have not always been officially recognised or recorded, often found away from the public eye or forced to go underground. Jardine’s photographs record these marginalised spaces as rich sites of creativity, safety and acceptance. Outside of heteronormative and binary conventions, the subjects of these images defiantly reveal the communities that exist, and thrive, in the spaces of the in-between.

To read an essay by co-curator Giulia Calvi about Queer Spaces, visit pages 35-39 of the Catalogue.