Since coming out as a landscape painter last year, Simon Bayliss has been pursuing outdoor painting as a mode of artistic enquiry. Bayliss lives in St Ives, Cornwall and works with the theme of queering anything deemed rural. His relationship to the Cornish landscape and sea feature strongly in his work, juxtaposed with humourous erotically-charged imagery and text. His exhibition in the second gallery workshop will feature recent paintings, ceramic ‘pasties’ and poetry. This exhibition will open at Digbeth First Friday, 4 November, 6–8pm.