Part of LGBT History Month.
George Ives was a British / German poet, philosopher, penal reformer, and the founder of The Order of Chaeronea, the modern world’s first secret homosexual society.
Ives kept a daily diary for 63 years, which runs to 122 volumes, and was a close friend and confident of Oscar Wilde and Bosie Douglas.
In this new work, artist Jez Dolan, attempts to document his personal search to uncover Ives, a crucial but little know figure of the period. The exhibition includes installation, printmaking, drawing, and an accompanying sound work commissioned from Manchester based sound artist Rosanne Robertson.