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Rhys Morgan: Seaweed in the Fruit Locker

Artist Rhys Mor­gan and the LGBTQIA+ choir per­form tra­di­tion­al and new Sea Shanties re-worked and per­formed from a queer perspective.

Exeter Phoenix present this public performance on Exeter's historic quayside as part of Art Week Exeter.
The choir was formed by artist Rhys Morgan to explore queer motifs within seafaring history and collective performance in marginalized communities through the tradition of shanty singing.  Over recent months the choir have used their lived experience to rework existing shanties and inspire new ones, continuing the tradition of these folk songs being adapted time and again through generations.  

The performance will take place in the Transit Shed on Exeter Quay and is open to all, lasting approximately 45mins – 1 hour. There is no dedicated seating so please feel free to bring something to sit on if you’d prefer.

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Rhys Morgan is a queer interdisciplinary artist based in Plymouth, UK. His work explores queerness as an operative in everyday experience and the expectations, possibilities and limitations of how this is expressed. He is currently undertaking an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London. 

Seaweed in the Fruit Locker was originally commissioned by Mirror, Plymouth, to appear alongside the British Art Show in 2022.