Gilbert & Gordon: Then All The World Could See How In Love We Are
Turning love letters into a commemorative diamond
Gilbert & Gordon: Then All The World Could See How In Love We Areis a public art project inspired by the love letters exchanged between WWII soldiers Infantryman Gordon Bowsher and his lover Oswestry-based Gunner Gilbert Bradley. As part of Heritage Open Days, Oswestry Town Museum and commissioned artist Olivia Winteringham (KILN) invite you to compose your own love letter and commit it to our Flame of Remembrance. The ashes from all the burned love letters will be transformed into a commemorative diamond ring. We hope this ring will serve not only as a symbol of the diversity of love felt in 2017 but also for the love that many LGBT people, like Gilbert & Gordon, were never legally allowed to enjoy in their lifetimes. In 2018 the ring will be presented to Oswestry Town Museum and displayed in the collection for all the world to see.