If you’re celebrating the holiday season with a bit of gift giving, why not use your dosh to support the work of some of the brilliant artists and collaborators that Fierce has had the joy of working with over 2022?
We’ve put together a gift guide below covering everything from art, to books + zines, clothing and more. We’ve also included a couple of crowdfunders, which – whilst not strictly a gift – can still utilise the seasonal spirit of giving to support artists.
We’ve worked with J Neve Harrington through our role in Horizon Showcase over this year, and we love their illustrated and playful typographic prints and postcards.
Dominique Pétrin‘s beautiful piece ‘Swatches of Eternal Love’ cloaked the facade of the old Debenhams store this summer as part of Healing Gardens of Bab. They have a limited run of screen prints available on their website.
Books + Zines
The Official Queer Cuntry Zine #1 was written and created by pink suits (who performed at Club Fierce) and The Northdown Rodeo. Perfect for the queer country music fan in your life.
Manuel Vason – who has documented the last 3 editions of Fierce Festival – has released a photography book. ‘Unframing Photography’ offers exquisite images, valuable essays and a critical perspective on contemporary photography.
New York–based artist Paul Ramírez Jonas investigates how publics are constituted and convened through the exploration of public forms like the equestrian statue, the bronze plaque and the key to the city.
Know someone that loved exploring Brum with their Key to the City this summer? Support us, grab them a souvenir to remember it by and snap up one of our limited edition project t shirts.
Lady Shaka headlined our Club Muva party back in July. In celebration of her debut Boiler Room set in Aotearoa, she worked in collaboration with indigenous artist Ms Meemo (Ngaumu Jones) to bring to life her vision and new ‘LAND BACK’ merchandise that celebrates everything Māori, Pasifika and Indigenous.
Ginny Lemon bought the magical summer evening we spent in the Botanical Gardens for Duckie to a close, with a floodlit performance of an original piece of music on the lawn. This sweater features their album cover artwork.
Rosie Gibbens‘ ‘Skin of my Teeth’ was a highlight of Fierce Festival 2022. Bag some of her trademark visual playfulness with one of these ‘stylish and efficient’ one-piece swim suits.
Want to re-live one of 2022’s most iconic TV moments every time you do the dishes (or mop up other spills)? This Fatt Butcher Tea Towel is for you, featuring a limited edition screen printed of the original ‘Fatt Butcher’ artwork by Ellis Miles Stewart.
Adam Nathaniel Furman was the architect designer behind Bab’s Baldacchino – the queer touring pavilion commissioned as part of Healing Gardens of Bab, and presented again as part of Fierce Festival 2022. Get a small-scale dose of architecture with your morning cuppa, with one of their ‘muggaseums’.
The Old Post Office is the co-working space in Stirchley run by the brilliant Kerry Leslie – who was our lead designer across both Healing Gardens of Bab and Fierce Festival 2022. Book a day pass for yourself or a loved one and give the the gift of working in an inspiring environment, surrounded by a network of local creatives.
crazinisT artisT was part of both Healing Gardens of Bab (remotely) and Fierce Festival 2022 (in person). She is crowdfunding to raise money for a 12 bedroom space with studio facilities that can accommodate about 26 people, in the face of an anti-LGBTQIA+ bill in Ghana that criminalises landlords/landladies for renting their houses to LGBTQIA+ people.
Sym Mendez was part of our Healing Gardens of Bab steering group, as well as a performing as an artist at both Healing Gardens and Fierce Festival 2022 (alongside Liz Ord). They are currently crowdfunding for top surgery.