A new art installation sharing untold stories of LGBTQ+ communities in Warwickshire goes on display at Leamington Spa Library and Information Centre from Tuesday 10th May.
Over the last year artist Lady Kitt has worked with Proud Youth, a group for LGBTQ+ young people based in Leamington, supported by Warwickshire Pride.
The Arts Council England funded programme forges relationships between museum and heritage spaces and artists, resulting in the creation of new artworks.
Lady Kitt is a paper sculptor, researcher and drag king, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Kitt describes their work as "Mess Making as Social Glue, driven by insatiable curiosity to explore, share and (gently) incite the social functions of stuff that gets called art.”
This, our hive of voices is a participatory craft project, through which people local to Warwickshire County Record Office are invited to collaborate with Lady Kitt and archive staff to make an interactive library or “hive” of un/undertold stories.