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Exhibition Preview: The Oscar Wilde Temple by McDermott & McGough

Private view of The Oscar Wilde Temple, a major new commission by celebrated artists McDermott & McGough.

Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row London SW4 7JR

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. For this, the most ambitious commission in Studio Voltaire’s history, the entirety of the Victorian former chapel has been dramatically transformed to create an environment that entirely celebrates the Irish poet and author. Period wallpaper, stained glass windows, hangings and 19th century chandeliers and furniture adorn the space, evoking the provocative sensuousness of the Aesthetic Movement.

This is the first–ever institutional exhibition of McDermott & McGough's work in the UK and will provide audiences with an important opportunity to experience the artists’ groundbreaking work first–hand.