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DJ Paulette - Homebird

Closing this weekend: Former Hacienda DJ's exhibition ‘Homebird’

DJ Paulette’s highly personal exhibition ‘Homebird’ closes at The Lowry this weekend Sun 14 Oct.

From vinyl records to sequined knickers ‘Homebird’ showcases the many facets DJ Paulette’s life.

The former resident of Haçienda’s LGBT night ‘Flesh’ has worked alongside big names from the Dance music world from David Guetta to Mr Scruff and co-presented Radio 1’s first LGBT programme ‘Loud & Proud’ with Boy George.

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, which have been 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 {}. In July 2014, The Lowry galleries were renamed The Andrew and Zoe Law Galleries in recognition of the couple’s £1m donation to the arts centre, which is a registered charity.

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
Visiting information here