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Curators' Walking Tour: David McDiarmid 'Rainbow Aphorisms'

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Walking Tour of public artworks by David McDiarmid which are currently being displayed across sites in Clapham and Brixton.

Join Studio Voltaire's Laura Harford for a curators' walking tour of David McDiarmid's Rainbow Aphorisms series, 'Rainbow Aphorisms' are a series of printed works, produced from 1993 until the artist’s death in 1995 of AIDS–related illnesses. McDiarmid produced these works in response to his own, and his community’s, experience of the AIDS crisis, and the multiple forms of devastations it manifests – political, emotional, intellectual and medical.

In partnernship with Art on The Underground and This is Clapham, Studio Voltaire has presented these works as a series of public works shown intermittently across sites in Clapham and Brixton. Artworks have been installed at various locations including the façade of Studio Voltaire, neighbouring LGBTQ+ venue Two Brewers, Brixton Underground station and other temporary locations.

The curator of the commission will guide you through these incredible works, exploring the artist and his wider practice, the different sites and the complexities of working in the public realm.

This event is free but due to limited capacity, booking is recommended.
Meeting point: Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, Clapham SW4 7JR (Just off Clapham High Street)

For more information on this commission please visit studiovoltaire.org/david-mcdiarmid

About the artist:

David McDiarmid (1952–1995) was an Australian artist, designer and activist, recognised for his prominent and sustained artistic engagement in issues relating to queer identity and history. Rainbow Aphorisms are a series of printed multiples, produced from 1993 until the artist’s death in 1995 of AIDS–related illnesses. McDiarmid produced these works in response to his own, and his community’s, experience of the AIDS crisis, and the multiple forms of devastations it manifests –political, emotional, intellectual and medical.

About Studio Voltaire:

Studio Voltaire is a leading independent contemporary arts organisation that exists to support artistic practices and create a space for thinking, experimentation and reflection; its main activities are the provision of affordable studios, a renowned programme of exhibitions, performances and commissions, and a pioneering education programme.

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