Leeds University Library

Other Stories: Queering the University Art Collection

Published Wednesday 29 February 2012

Untitled I, Lasercut oak and brass tray © Matt Smith 2012

An exhibition exploring the experiences of the LGBT community over the past 100 years.

In celebration of LGBT History Month, the University's Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery presents a special exhibition project with new work by Matt Smith.

A display of materials from Special Collections related to the Victorian writer, poet and early gay activist Edward Carpenter is the inspiration for Smith's "interventions" in the University Art Collection.

Everyday objects are inscribed with the stories of people from the British LGBT community over the past 100 years. These memories offer alternate views of our shared history, and its representation in museums and galleries.

The exhibition runs from 27 February - 5 May 2012 and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.