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The Hidden Pin Up

I'm currently working on a collaborative project with Manchester vogue house the House Of Ghetto (HOG)

This project explores the history of the black Pin Up, a figure largely forgotten and hidden away from mainstream culture due to racial prejudices and stereotypes.

Taking a cue from inspirational figures of the past and the modern day experiences of women of colour, myself and HOG are creating a burlesque performance addressing the problem of racial fetishism.

This is an ongoing project that I regularly write about on my
, just follow the title The Hidden Pin Up to read the series from the beginning and keep posted on upcoming events

Drag Embroidery

I got inspired by all the gorgeous drag looks on the web and decided to recreate a few through threads.

This piece is inspired by drag Qweens Lucy Garland and Kim Chi. I regularly create one of a kind pieces so if you are interested purchasing one or commissioning me just get in touch (gemma-parker@hotmail.co.uk) and don't forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up to date with new pieces.

You can see more of my embroideries on my Facebook page HERE

Hire me for your event

Check out my 'Hire me for your event' section to find out how I can add some art to your next celebration or corporate happening!

Get some original art work painted...

If you are interested it having a portrait or original art work produced for yourself or as the perfect gift then make sure you check out the section about commissioning me.

The Tattooed Lady

My art work The Tattooed Lady is a vintage style penny arcade machine tattoo transfer dispencer. She was shown as part of the exhibition The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, a show about heartbreak and the dark side of the funfair. I created four new tattoo designs based on real tales of love and regret to share with the public as temporary tattoos.

22nd May - 26th July 2015 HOME

Photo by Simon Liddiard

Transgender Pre-Raphaelite project

My Pre Raphaelite/transgender project is a celebration of transgender femininty inspired by local drag/burlesque performer Grace Oni Smith and the romantic vision of Pre Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

See the full painting and learn more about the project HERE