We’re very excited to announce the first WIA meet-up for 2018.
We’ll be at the National Portrait Gallery for Queer Perspectives, a quarterly event run by artist Sadie Lee who invites special guests to talk through works in the National Portrait Gallery collection which have a personal resonance for them.
Sadie Lee is a painter, known for her realistic oil paintings of real people, often those who inhabit an alternative avant-garde world. Exhibitions have included ‘A Dying Art: Ladies of the Burlesque’, studies of ageing Burlesque stars, and ‘and then He was a She’, portraits of Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress and Warhol superstar who appeared in his films and was the inspiration for Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’.
This time, Sadie Lee’s guest is Ursula Martinez. Ursula Martinez is a London based writer, performer and cult cabaret diva. She fuses theatrical concepts, personal experience and popular forms to create innovative challenging, experimental theatre that is highly entertaining and reflective of our contemporary, post-modern world.
Ursula Martinez is an original cast member of the contemporary circus/cabaret phenomena La Clique / La Soirée and an associate artist with iconoclastic performance provocateurs Duckie, with whom she created the smash-hit Olivier Award winning show C’est Duckie! As a director, Ursula Martinez co-directed award winning Office Party with collaborator, and previous Queer Perspectives guest, Christopher Green, and recently directed Lucy McCormick in her smash-hit, sell-out show Triple Threat. Despite her accolades Ursula Martinez is probably most well-known for pulling hankies out of intimate places…
Queer Perspectives are not recorded in any way, you won’t hear it on a podcast or see it on the internet. You’ll need to be there to experience it.
WIA have a very limited number of tickets, and places need to be reserved, so please respond quickly if you would like to attend. We’ll finish up with drinks and chat afterwards. Members should rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their place.