Free event


SOFT & HARD is a brand new exhibition at The Art House, celebrating and exploring Queer art and artists.

The Art House welcomes Whiskey Chow, a London-based artist, Chinese drag king, and Tutor at the Royal College of Art (RCA), who brings together a group of artists exploring what ‘Queer spirit’ means in artistic practice today.

Living in different timelines of LGBTQIA+ movements, and constantly negotiating with complex power dynamics from intersectional and cross-cultural perspectives, Queer artists often invent new visual approaches to address their desires and concerns.

SOFT & HARD investigates how new generations of Queer artists create space for themselves and their community through art that goes beyond vanity, hypersexuality and gender performativity.

The exhibition features recent RCA graduate artists Elena Hoskyns-Abrahall, Emma Sheehy, Hongmin An, Jim Rampage, Leonie Cameron, Net Warner, Sean Synnuck, Sojung Park, Yuqing Lin, Candice Dehnavi, Maya Erin Masuda, Theresa Weber, Rose Arbuthnott and Whiskey Chow.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Audio Described
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Braille And Tactile Signage
  • Changing Places Facility
  • Dementia Friendly
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE