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Queer Stone Circle

Workshop and Walk at Box Hill

Saturday 7th October 2023

National Trust Box Hill

Join visual artist Simon Olmetti to create a sacred queer circle made of local stones, to reclaim Box Hill as a queer spiritual space. Historically, queer people were mainly confined to the city, the only place where they could survive and, at times, thrive. Let’s open the land also for queer people, reclaiming it through a communal ritual.

Inspired by the many stone circles of this country, Simon will create a small stone circle made of painted and reclaimed local rocks. 

Simon Olmetti

Simon is an Italian artist living in London, and a PhD candidate in Fine Arts at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. His practice and research focus on queering the land through spirituality, utilising and disrupting land art methods, video, photography, creative writing and performative rituals. Simon has participated in several exhibitions, including Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts; Queer/in/g/Nature at the Ledward Centre, Brighton; and his solo show Queer Land(s) at the James Hockey Gallery, UCA. He has run many art and spiritual workshops. He’s currently a member of Queer Religious Past, an international academic group in collaboration with Paris8 University.

This is a free public event, open to everyone.

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Saturday 7th October 1.30pm-3.30pm.  

Check the National Trust Box Hill web page to make the most of your visit.


National Trust Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7LB
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