Babs' Baldachino

A commission for the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, for Fierce festival's Healing Gardens of Bab, Babs' Baldachino was a riotously delicious celebration of the spirit of queer Birmingham, an ostentatiously proud little temple to the goddess of West Midlands camp. Please, enter, look up, put your arms out and twinkle your fingertips as you ascend for a moment into ecclesiastical heights of love, joy and acceptance...

Babs is the matronly goddess of a million genders, mother of all the queers of the West Midlands, and an ancient force connecting us all together through all oppression. This is her shrine

Photography by Gareth Gardner

 

Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Babs Baldachino by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Fierce at the Commonwealth Games 2022

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