Queer Constellations Exhibition at Museum of English Rural Life

I’m currrently exhibiting Two Avons: Boat and Body at the Museum of English Rural Life, as part of the Queer Constellations Exhibition, Artistic Trespass and Rural Gay Histories exhibition, curated by Joe Jukes with MERL.

Two Rivers: Boat and Body is a new version of the Two Avons installation, originally commissioned by Yarmouth Springs Eternal. The exhibition will now run until the end of August and is free to enter but booking is recommended.

Queer Constellations is an exhibition that poses the question as to whether there is queerness in rural life. It brings together artists from around the UK and Ireland, including Epha J Roe, James Aldridge, Emma Plover, Gemma Dagger, Eimear Walshe, Claye Bowler and Daniel Baker, to delight in the strangeness of rural life and to feel its enough-ness. We invite users to trespass the space, explore the margins, and to join us in queering the countryside.

The exhibition also features a collection of MERL objects that represent the lives of historical gay men with rural occupations. Though found through criminal conviction records, we aim to show that these men were more than just a conviction…’

https://merl.reading.ac.uk/event/queer-constellations

Directions: The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom + Google Map

Published by James Aldridge

Visual Artist and Consultant, working and playing with people and places. Based in Wiltshire, UK

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