The Last Case of George Cecil Ives (1867 – 1950)

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The Last Case of George Cecil Ives (1867 – 1950)
Jez Dolan

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.

By: Rob Martin

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