Same Sex Marriage Quilt

  • 18 December 2014

Join Artist Oliver Bliss at FACT to help create a quilt which will record and thank the 396 members of parliament that voted for same sex marriage.

Oliver’s practice is driven by audience participation. He would like to get as many people as possible to get involved by helping him decorate images of the 396 member of parliament that voted for same sex marriage in July 2013.

Each member has a hand drawn portrait created by Oliver, he wants to get the public involved by colouring in the images, he has different tools for you to get involved with including paint, pastels and pictures to decorate the images. All of the images will be incorporated in to a giant quilt which will show a geographical map across the UK to showcase exactly how they voted.


This project follows the successful residency at People’s History Museum where audiences came together to create 254 messages towards a more hopeful and tolerant future to represent the MPs that did not vote in support of Same sex marriage. These messages will be incorporated into the quilt with the 396 hand drawn portraits as a map of the UK

To take part in this historic quilt join us in the foyer on 18 December between 12pm - 5pm and get involved!