McDermott & McGough, The Oscar Wilde Temple
Until 31 March 2019
Twenty years in the making, The Oscar Wilde Temple is a wholly immersive work of art and secular space honouring one of the earliest forebears of gay liberation whilst commemorating contemporary LGBTQ+ martyrs and those lost to the AIDS crisis.Read More
1 November 2017–1 November 2018
Studio Voltaire presents David McDiarmid’s Rainbow Aphorisms, a series of public works shown intermittently across sites in Clapham and Brixton, in partnership with This is Clapham and Art on the Underground. Over the course of a year, artworks will appear at various locations including neighbouring LGBTQ+ venue Two Brewers, the façade of Studio Voltaire, Brixton Underground station, and other temporary locations.Read More
Dr. Dominic Janes on “Oscar Wilde and Queer Martyrdom” with response from Professor Robert Mills
Saturday 13 October
Cultural historian Dominic Janes explores how Catholic forms of Christianity played a key role in the evolution of the culture and visual expression of homosexuality and male same-sex desire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He explores this relationship through the idea of queer martyrdom—closeted queer servitude to Christ—a concept that allowed a certain degree of latitude for the development of same-sex desire.
After the talk, Professor Robert Mills will respond.Book Now
Jonathan Blake in conversation with Lou Stoppard
Thursday 25 October
6.30PM to 7.30PM
Gay rights activist Jonathan Blake is joined by writer and curator Lou Stoppard to discuss his long involvement in activism, and his life since becoming one of the first people to be diagnosed with HIV in the UK.Book Now
Studio Voltaire OPEN Studios
Saturday 27 October 2018
12.00 PM to 7.30 PM
Artists from our thirty on–site studios open their workspaces to the public, displaying a diverse range of individual and collective practices, including painting, sculpture, installation, sound and film, from recent graduates to internationally recognised practitioners.Book Now
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