The illustrations
The Teachers Pack
The euphemism collection

I started working on this project in 1998, in the context of the debate surrounding the potential repeal of Clause 28, which restricted the 'promotion of homosexuality' by Local Government in Britain. The Homophobic Alphabet was on one level an immediate personal response to the Scottish campaign against the repeal of the Clause, which was launched by the business man, Brian Souter at the time.

The illustrations have been shown as self-contained works and as part of the 'teachers pack' distributed to Edinburgh's primary schools. Arse bandit, carpet muncher and uphill gardener have also been produced as screenprinted multiples.

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Special Thanks to David Metzger, Tristan Bayly and Jasmin Bode

6 FREE b&w pictures to PRINT out and colour in!


The Homophobic Alphabet

Documentation and Reading Room, eca 1998 I The Hairpin Drop In Centre, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh 1999 I Museum Magogo, Glasgow Project Space 1999 I EAST International, Norwich Gallery 2000 I Anno Zero, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy, 2000 I Festival Show, New Street Exhibition Space, Edinburgh 2003 I Abschied von den Eltern, Art Cologne - Open Space 2005

EAST International Catalogue ISBN 1 872482 22 8

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