8-10 Brewer St, London W1F 0SE | 4th July – 10th July, 2019
Emerging and established LBTQ+ artists like our artist Elisa Insua and allies come out in force for
pop-up charity art exhibition Queer Frontiers during Pride in London 2019.
Queer Frontiers is set to celebrate the work of LGBTQ+ artists and allies with a pop-up exhibition and events programme open to the public from 4th to 10th July 2019, during Pride in London. The exhibition will feature 31 artworks by 26 emerging and established artists, ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and screenprints. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to support charities akt and Switchboard and LGBTQ+ artists and allies, with either 50% or 100% of sales donated at the individual artists’ discretion.
The final curation for this year’s event was selected by art consultants ARTIQ (the event’s instigators and organisers); event sponsors and specialist insurers Hiscox and specially-invited judges from The Whitechapel Art Gallery. The chosen artworks include sculpture by Sam Shendi, photographic images by leading Italian photographer Paolo Raeli and artist Teo Robinson; artworks by Elisa Insua, Helen Beard, Bernard Fournier, textile artist Henry Hussey and leading street and installation artists Sickboy and Maser, as well as some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists selected by the judges, following an open call for submissions.
‘We’ve been blown away by the standard and number of serious works of art offered to ‘Queer Frontiers’ this year’, Patrick McCrae, CEO of ARTIQ commented. ‘As a consultancy, we’re very proud of our commitment to the LBGTQ+ community and the efforts of our team in making this event a success. It represents a great opportunity for buyers to purchase artworks from some of the most exciting new names in art and to raise funds for two charities who work with vulnerable young people and offer a listening service to the community.’
The 2019 event will include a week-long free-entry pop-up exhibition at 8-10 Brewer Street (above the soon-to-reopen legendary Soho club Madame JoJo’s), London W1, alongside a Pride party on July 6th, arts programming, such as life-drawing classes for the young people akt supports and a panel discussion with Creative Industries Federation from 6-9pm on July 10th.
Organisers, art consultancy ARTIQ, celebrate ten years in business this year, as leading pioneers in encouraging businesses to embed creativity and harness the power of art to improve wellbeing, enhance experience and promote the values and character of their business or brand. To date, ARTIQ and its clients have paid out over £3million to artists, makers and arts institutions. The company also founded and co-sponsors The Graduate Art Prize, now in its 7th year, which promotes the best young artistic talent emerging from Britain’s colleges and universities.
FULL EXHIBITION DETAILS
Thursday 4th July – Wednesday 10th July ARTIQ & Hiscox present:
Queer Frontiers at 8-10 Brewer St, Soho
ABOUT QUEER FRONTIERS
Queer Frontiers was founded in 2018, set up by leading art consultancy ARTIQ as an expression of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community globally, with artworks chosen because they investigate gender or sexuality, as well as issues relating to race, society and the environment. In 2018, for the first ever Queer Frontiers event, ARTIQ took over a pop-up space on Old Compton Street during, and with the support of, Pride in London, to provide a platform for and showcase the outstanding talents of a diverse range of international artists, with all artworks available for sale and profits given to LGBTQ+ charity London LGBTQ+ Community Centre.
This year, Queer Frontiers is back, bigger and better than ever with judging assistance from The Whitechapel Art Gallery and new sponsorship from specialist insurer and arts supporter Hiscox.
‘Celebrating Pride wherever you are means different things to each of us’, added Richard Watson, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Hiscox. ‘We’re looking forward to seeing all the artists bringing it to life in the exhibition and beyond.’
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