Former Victorian chapel is to be reconstructed in memory of Oscar Wilde


A former Victorian chapel has been converted into a museum of the legendary gay writer. The Oscar Wilde Temple is set to be unveiled as part of an art installation honoring the incredible personality of the writer who spent years in prison for being gay and could not live long when he came back from there. Celebrated artists David McDermott and Peter McGough (McDermott & McGough) created the work at Studio Voltaire, which is housed in a Victorian former Methodist Chapel in Clapham in the South of the UK capital. “Period wallpaper, stained glass windows, hangings and 19th century chandeliers and furniture adorn the space, evoking the provocative sensuousness of the Aesthetic Movement. The installation includes key works from the artists’ 30–year practice as well as a series of new paintings and sculptures,” the release reads, welcoming all faiths and non-believers from October 3rd 2018 (the official opening) and till April 2019.


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