Coinciding with Shetland Pride 2022, The World of Fancy Boy was an exhibition of outfits, illustrations and inspirations from costume designer Fancy Boy. It was both a celebration of Shetland's design talent and LGBTQ+ identity and culture.

1-31 Jul 2022

Fancy Boy is the alter ego of Harry Whitham, a born and raised Shetlander. After studying Design for Stage at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London he worked his way through London's theatres, first as a dresser, wardrobe assistant then sewist and maker. He designs and makes bespoke costumes for some of the UK's best loved drag queens and his work features regularly on Ru Paul's Drag Race (BBC).

This exhibition showed during July in the Mareel Auditorium.

Coinciding with the exhibition, Harry also delivered a creative workshop aimed at (but not exclusively for) queer and queer-adjacent teens, and anyone with an eye for drag glamour. The workshop taught participant how to make their very own wearable sequin patch.