'1967' Wall Plate by Simon Dredge


This amazing decorative wall plate represents 1967, the year that homosexuality was officially legalised.

In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act was passed which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over the age of 21. This law as only passed in England and Wales. The Act was passed in Scotland in 1980 and 1982 in Northern Ireland.

The plate is made from porcelain, using ceramic body stains, acrylic paint, spray paint and varnish to create the wonderful layered surface patterns.

Diameter: 30cm

This plate is part of an installation of six plates Simon has made for our 'In the Window' series to celebrate Pride in Liverpool 2024. Funded by the Ulrike Michal Foundation for the Arts.

Liverpool based, Simon is an English ceramic artist whose work explores the impact of history in shaping our cultural understanding. For the Pride window Simon wanted to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community in Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area.

From the use of Polari, a secret language used by the community for many years to pubs and clubs that people may remember, and previous Pride festivals, this collection seeks to highlight an important history and recognise how we should always appreciate what the past has given this community.


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