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‘It's a meeting of worlds:' Bringing the immigrant experience to the English country house

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Countless creative ideas have been born in the kitchen of a bohemian modernist farmhouse in rural southern England. The farmhouse, known as Charleston House, was inhabited by painters in the early 20th century. The house is now open to the public alongside a gallery space. A British fashion designer, writer, and interdisciplinary artist, suggested an exhibition titled ‘Queer Feet’ in the gallery. The exhibition explores themes of home, identity, migration, race, class, and queerness. The artist aims to tell working class stories and subvert the privileged space of Charleston. The exhibition features objects from the artist’s world displayed alongside artifacts from the house’s past. It also incorporates representations from a 16th-century book of omens and explores notions of identity through subversive and queer systems. The exhibition aims to open up space for working class voices and challenge traditional ideas of interior design. The artist reflects on the difficulties of pursuing a creative life without guidance and hopes to inspire others through his work. The exhibition, titled ‘Queer Feet,’ will run until April 14 at Charleston House in southern England.