‘Flowers for Oscar’ at Reading Museum
Saturday 25 November 10 am – 1pm
Join us for a workshop aimed at 16-25 year olds in the LGBTQIA community, held in collaboration with SupportU and Reading Museum. Artist Linda Stupart and the ArtLab @ Reading International will work with participants to design and create their own 3D printed flowers to be included in a larger installation and exhibited as part of Reading International.
Flowers are a tired symbol of romance, as well as symbols of death. Flowers also reproduce queerly – with themselves, through multiple genders, multiple partners, through other species. Using a range of materials and processes, we will make flowers to mourn the death of Oscar Wilde; the deaths of all of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender people murdered for being themselves. We will also make flowers to celebrate our own bodies, lives, energies and loves.
This event is free of charge but tickets are reserved for 16-25 year old LGBTQ+ young people and allied.
Please book your place on www.reading.ac.uk/events
Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa, recently completing their PhD in the Art Department at Goldsmiths College with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification and abjection.
Their current work engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire, and revenge.