Behind the scenes images have been released for DJ Paulette’s exhibition ‘Homebird’ that opens at The Lowry this weekend (Sat 22 Sept – Sun 14 Oct).

DJ Paulette has worked alongside big names from the Dance music world including Gilles Peterson and David Guetta, to Moodymanc and Mr Scruff. She co-presented Radio 1’s first LGBT programme ‘Loud & Proud’ with Boy George and was resident of Haçienda’s LGBT night ‘Flesh’ for four and a half years.

‘Homebird’ is a highly personal exhibition for DJ Paulette. It showcases items of significance that highlight the many facets of her life such as knickers she made from 40 metres of sequins displayed next to her Mother’s handmade traditional skirt.

Visitors to the installation will journey through a specially constructed maze featuring artwork from Michael Barnes-Wynters, videos in conversation with her sisters about Black hair culture, and the “Sheroes” who have inspired her.

Six Spotify playlists curated by DJ Paulette bind the exhibition, grouped thematically for every decade of her life.

Addressing race, sexuality, gender, art and music, DJ Paulette’s installation is a joyous but provocative glimpse into different aspects of her life and career.

Paulette says of Homebird: “I’m a first generation Black British citizen, born in North Manchester to working class parents, one of 8 siblings, who has been clubbing since I was 15 and dj’ing since I was 24. I’ve lived in London, Paris and Ibiza because of it, but returned to Manchester like a homing pigeon. Homebird shows that in life I’m a magpie, a cherry picker, a prodigal and a curator all rolled in to one …”

‘Homebird’ is the third in The Lowry’s Edit series with previous projects including Edit.01: Paddy Hartley, and Edit.02 >thread {}.

Listings Information 
Edit.03 : Homebird by DJ Paulette
Sat 22 September – Sun 14 October
Opening times: Sun-Fri, 11am-5pm. Sat, 10am-5pm.
Admission: Free. Donations Welcome.
The Lowry, Pier Eight, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ


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