When Samuel was a kid, the fact his mother was a sex therapist embarrassed him. Now that’s he’s a grown up, he’s so proud of her he wants to talk about it on stage.
Samuel Leighton-Dore is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based on the Gold Coast. Sam writes for SBS Life and produces work spanning ceramics, LED neon, illustration, animation and painting. His book of illustrations, How To Be A Big Strong Man, was released in August 2019. His first solo exhibition, Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care, formed part of this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival. His second solo exhibition, Crying In The Leagues Club, opened in October at Ambush Gallery in Canberra. To quote Benjamin Law, his works are a “big-hearted, happily subversive, technicolour-hug”.