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The Laird proudly presents the 2017 Men on Men Art Exhibition and Competition (MOM). Held in June each year, MOM coincides with VicBears’ ‘Southern HiBearnation, an annual gathering of bears & their admirers.

Men On Men 2017 kicks off on Saturday 3rd June with our gender-inclusive Open Day. As well as being your first chance to view and purchase works, it’s a great day to just hang out in the beer garden with friends, family and random chin-strokers. The Open Day is also the only chance to cast your vote in the People’s Choice category.

We welcome male-identifying artists from all cultures, backgrounds and histories to submit works. Previously billed as ‘a celebration of masculinity’, The Laird acknowledges the diversity of our customers and we welcome artists to enter works which express their experiences, desires or identity.

Works can be sexual, sensual, humorous or completely abstract. While there is no set theme, artists can take this chance to have work exhibited that may not be seen in your average High Street gallery.

Works can be in the form of painting, stencil, sculpture, street art, etching, drawing, photography, digital, mixed media and more. For less common media types (e.g. digital, sculpture), please contact The Laird prior to entering to ensure we can exhibit your work appropriately.

Of course, being a pub, there are size limitations and works must have been created within the preceding 12 months to be eligible.

See the Competition Guidelines for more information.

 

CLICK HERE FOR COMPETITION GUIDELINES

 

2017 KEY DATES

*Please note that our key dates were changed recently to allow us to move the Open Day to Saturday 3rd June, instead of Saturday 10th June.

Monday 3rd April

Application forms available

Wednesday 31st May

Applications close/Works to be dropped-off 2pm-8pm

Saturday 3rd —
Sunday 18th June

Works displayed/available for purchase

Saturday 3rd June

Open day/People’s Choice Voting 2-6pm

Saturday 17th June

Grand Prize and People’s Choice announced
Sunday 18th June

Final Viewing Day

Monday 19th June

Buyers to pick up purchased works 2pm-8pm

Tuesday 20th June

Artists to pick up un-sold works and/or proceeds from sold works 2pm-8pm


 

CLICK HERE FOR 2016 RESULTS

 

GAY NEWS NETWORK ARTICLE HERE

 

2017 SPONSORS

Deans Art GNN/MCV

Midsumma    joy 94.9 men on men sponsor

2017 SUPPORTERS

VicBears and Southern HiBearnation     VicBears and Southern HiBearnation



 

MOM winner 2016 Damon Kowarsky
2016
Damon Kowarsky

MOM winner 2015 : Ross Spirou 2015
Ross Spirou

MOM winner 2014 : Andrew Li 2014
Andrew Li

MOM winnder 2013 : Alex Renn
2013
Alex Renn

MOM winnder 2012 : ‘Bear’ Steve Scalone
2012
‘Bear’ Steve Scalone

MOM winnder 2011 : Steve Edwards
2011
Steve Edwards

MOM winnder 2010 : Stephen James Bell
2010
Stephen James Bell

MOM winnder 2009 : Andrew Foster
2009
Andrew Foster

MOM winnder 2008 : Ross Brownsdon and Travis De Jonk
2008
Ross Brownsdon and Travis De Jonk