When Laura met mosaic creative TitsUpArtistLiverpoool in January 2023, she asked if the artist had ever considered tiling anything three dimensional. Laura wanted to create something interactive to support Pride and came up with the idea of a bath that everyone could take a dip in. The installation was deigned to highlight the importance of Pride in the city but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity Sahir.
(Photo by Laura McCann)
Natasha Ellis, aka TitsUpArtist is fiercely proud of her Liverpool roots and works hard to keep her creative practice relevant to her local environment. Although Natasha always liked being creative, her formal education isn’t actually in the arts and she in fact has a degree in Criminology and Sociology and a Masters in International Slavery Studies. That might seem a little left field considering Natasha's creative practice but many of her works have a sociological element and are often informed by her active role in the LGBTQ+ community. Natasha first started making mosaics under the name "titsUpArtistliverpool" in 2020 during the pandemic. Natasha found creating art had a positive impact on her mental health and she is now an advocate for helping others to express themselves in similar ways.
The photo above was taken at the worlds largest LUSH, where is spent several months on display in 2023.
To see more work by the artist head to @titsupartsistliverpool
Photo by Laura McCann
The Museum of Liverpool is an iconic structure in the historic waterfront area of the city. The museum is home to an eclectic range of displays that document the heritage and culture of the region. The Dip into Pride Bath will be on display in the window of the main entrance from the 6th of February until the 3rd of March. The DIP Bath will hopefully remind people that it is LGBT+ History Month and be the ideal starting point from which to explore the other LGBTQIA+ stories that are already part of the museums permanent collection. To see what else is at Museum of Liverpool click here
Photo by Laura McCann
Sahir is a long established Liverpool based charity that was initially established to assist those affected by HIV. It now works with the entire LGBTQIA+ community across the Liverpool City Region and the eventual sale of the DIP Bath will see all proceeds go directly to the charity to help with vital ongoing work. To find out more click here.
Franz Genau is the Drag King alter ego of artist Severus Heyn, aka @queerartisan. took a little time out of his busy schedule to visit the "Dip into Pride"bath and make it look even more fabulous.
(Photos by Laura McCann)
You can see more work by Sev on Instagram