Martin Firrell
Apollo Packet
2022
In 1972, the last Apollo mission landed on the moon and the first Gay Pride march took place in the UK.

Apollo Packet
tells the true-life story of one teenager's realisation of their gay identity. The unlikely source of their erotic awakening was the bulky white space suits worn by the crew of the Apollo moon mission.

At the same time, the artwork satirises the ludicrous view, prevalent in the early 1970s, that people could 'catch' or 'be turned' LGBT+.

Apollo Packet
is one of a series of artworks created by public artist
Martin Firrell
(he/him) to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride march in the UK.
Part of
Pride50
Title
Apollo Packet
Medium
Digital billboards, various sizes
Displayed
Nationally, 17 Jan - 6 Feb 2022
Artwork
Jpeg 864px x 432px 72 dpi RGB
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Supported by
Clear Channel, Alight Media, Mass Media
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