Oscar Wilde’s poetry, life and battle against homophobia featured as part of Sydney Living Museum's (SLM) Mardi Gras, ‘After Dark’ event.
Oscar Wilde and his lovers' letters from 1893 were unearthed by the State Library of New South Wales and used in the light story to explain his homoerotic love, wit and campaign against bigotry.
North also displayed photos from LGBTQI+ rights rallies in Sydney to situate Wilde’s historic fight in the present day.
The ‘After Dark’ event also included a talk about queer resistance in history by SLM curators Dr Scott Hill, Dr Mel Flyte and Jacqui North.
The evening included an FBi Radio-curated music line-up, featuring electronic music performers Stereogamous, electro-pop newcomer Kavi along with resident FBi DJ Isa.
Life-drawing classes were run by Gladdy Drawing Club, along with a drop-in badge-making workshop with illustrator Amy Blue. Queer DJ Sveta featured a musical interpretation of the historic site.