Spotlight On: Glyn Fussell

Mixing art, fashion, and creativity in a way that would make even Lady Gaga jealous, Glyn Fussell is the driving force behind one of the UK most explosive nightlife exhibits.

Coming out at 19-years-old, Fussell ran away from his home in Bristol to Australia and became a gogo boy, partied like a banshee and minced his way around the country. When he returned home, his parents barely recognised him, but eventually grew to love his flamboyancy and larger than life personality.

Making his career as a performance artist, Fussell began his career in the East London nightclub scene acting as creative director of Sink The Pink – an art collective that has gone on to change the face of London clubbing with their melting pot of creativity, drag, fashion and inclusion, selling out over 3000 capacity venues.

As well as starring as musician and dancer in the shows, he is the driving force behind curating the events across London, and the wider UK festival circuit.

Fussell has gone on to expand his empire creating legendary nights including Glitterbox, Savage and Glorias. As well as this he is co-founder and director of East Creative agency, a thriving talent and creative agency that represents acts such as Fearne Cotton, Reggie Yates and The Maccabees. Previous clients include Gareth Pugh, Loreal, H&M, Fox Searchlight and Stoli amongst others.

Exhibitions:

07/2008 – Present
Creative Director: Sink the Pink
I set up Sink the Pink as a creative alternative to the club scene in London. Through this platform I have had many amazing experiences, working with festivals, bands, artists and people in the music industry. My main focus is to keep the integrity and creativity of the night, I curate, book the acts, plan themes and devise all concepts. I am always actively searching for new artists to work with on our night, I feel passionate about giving new acts a platform to perform. See my work at sinkthepinklondon.com

09/2008 – Present
Curator and performer: Bestival
For the last 4 years I have worked with Bestival and various performers, showcasing our own tent every night. I curated, booked, presented and performed in our tent and we delivered a sell-out showcase of queer arts and alternative cabaret.

05/2009 – 6/2011
Presenter: Diesel radio/Bestival Radio/Gaydar Radio
Working alongside Amy Redmond (Sink the Pink co founder) we wrote, produced and presented a 4 hour Sunday night show on Gaydar Radio. We were the only specialist show on the station, our focus being the queer arts and more alternative part of the LGBT community.

05/2012 – present
Curator: Amy Winehouse fashion retrospective
I am currently working alongside Stylist Naomi Parry on a fashion retrospective of the late Amy Winehouse. The work will be a 4 day charity exhibition with all proceeds going towards the Amy Winehouse foundation. The plan is that after the exhibition we will design a book to accompany the exhibition.

10/2009-Present
Performance Art Collaborations
I have had the privilege to work with some amazing artists including Jonny Woo, Marawa the Great, Yasemen Hussein and Jacob Love over the last few years, performing and collaborating in places such as the ICA, The Savoy, Festivals such as Glastonbury and Lovebox and countless corporate functions.

Present:
Photographic art exhibition: The Cob Gallery
I am working with photographer Sam Liebert on an exhibition to show at the Cob gallery throughout December. It focuses on the modern family within London and how we establish what is considered as family within big cities. It is loosely based on the photographic work of Richard Avedon. We are currently shooting a group of transexuals that have become family through working together on a club night.

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