Artwork by late artist David McDiarmid to be celebrated on London underground


Art on the Underground has teamed up with not-for-profit gallery Studio Voltaire and This is Clapham, to celebrate the work of late Australian artist and activist, David McDiarmid.

‘Rainbow Aphorisms’ (1993-1995), are a series of short and bold statements set on full rainbow backgrounds which reference McDiarmid’s experience of the AIDS crisis. This is the first major presentation of the artist’s work in the UK.

The vibrant, rainbow coloured artworks, ‘THE FAMILY TREE STOPS HERE DARLING, DON’T FORGET TO REMEMBER and GIRLFRIEND OUR LIFE IS ONE OF LIGHTS AND SHADOWS’ , will be displayed above the entrance to Brixton Underground station and at stations across London.

Over the course of a year, artworks will also appear on Studio Voltaire’s facade and neighbouring LGBTQ+ venue Two Brewers, and other temporary locations across Clapham and Brixton.