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Arcus Pride Art 2022 – Newcastle<br />

Arcus Pride Art 2022 – Newcastle

Our Virtual Pride celebrations

Clifford Chance Newcastle is delighted to participate for the first time in Clifford Chance's global network of Pride art exhibitions.

Curated by London-based curator Michael Petry, we have commissioned a 9 metre long wall painting by local artist Stiofan O'Ceallaigh. His From Pride To Shame And Back Again 2022 consists of a text work and a series of 19 acrylics on paper, each inspired by placards seen at previous Pride marches.


About the Artist

Stiofan O’Ceallaigh is a multimedia artist and curator born in Ireland, and currently living in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Exhibiting between the USA and Europe, Stiofan’s focus is an exploration of the understanding of a queer aesthetic, if indeed, there is one. A personal journey and an acknowledgement of flux, Stiofan’s work promotes a discourse around areas such as HIV, queer art censorship, body politic and internalised shame/stigma>pride and, fundamentally, an effort to reduce hate... in all its forms. In 2016 he established the non-profit Queer art project Balaclava. which strategically functions to connect, promote and create platforms for LGBTQI+ artists globally by devising and producing curatorial projects.


Being Gay is like Glitter (It Never Goes Away)


acrylic on paper

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About Arcus

Arcus is our global inclusive employee network open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex, Queer people and their Allies​​​. Arcus aims to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance that gives colleagues the choice to be open and out.

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Arcus archives

Explore some of our previous exhibitions to see how Arcus Pride Art has evolved in recent years.

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