ARTIQ x Hiscox presents: Queer Frontiers | Full programme announced
ARTIQ and Hiscox are delighted to present the 2019 edition of charity art exhibition, Queer Frontiers.
Queer Frontiers will celebrate the work of LGBTQ+ artists and allies, with a pop-up exhibition and programme of events open to the public from 3rd to 10th July 2019, during Pride in London. The exhibition will showcase 31 artworks by 26 emerging and established artists, ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and screenprints. Proceeds from the sale of 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 leading art consultants ARTIQ (the event’s instigators and organisers); event sponsors and specialist insurers Hiscox and specially-invited judges from The Whitechapel Art Gallery. Artworks will include sculpture by Sam Shendi, photographic images by leading Italian photographer Paolo Raeli and artist Teo Robinson; artworks by Helen Beard, Bernard Fournier, textile artist Henry Hussey and leading street and installation artists Sickboy and Maser alongside some of the most exciting up and coming artists, selected by the judges via an open call to the public.
Jamie Luke Scoular
Michael Prescott AKA Doomed Creatures
Rebecca Louise Law
ARTIQ x Hiscox presents: Queer Frontiers
3rd July – 10th July 2019
8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 0SE
03 JULY – Private View (Invite only)
04 JULY – 10:00 – 17:00
05 JULY – 10:00 – 12:00/14:00 – 17:00
06 JULY – 15:00 – 17:00
07 JULY – 10:00 – 17:00
08 JULY – 10:00 – 17:00
09 JULY – 10:00 – 12:00/14:00 – 17:00
10 JULY – 10:00 – 15:00
Entry is open to the public for free throughout the exhibition. To arrange a group tour or special viewing of the artwork, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEER FRONTIERS EVENTS PROGRAMME
ARTIQ presents: Queer Frontiers Pride Party | 3pm-5pm | Saturday 6 July
Drop into the Queer Frontiers exhibition for a special look at the artwork during Pride in London. Drinks will be provided!
Queer Frontiers x akt: LGBTQ+ Life Drawing class | 12pm – 2pm | Friday 5th July + Tuesday 9th July
Come and join us for a relaxed life drawing session taught by art professionals as part of the Queer Frontiers exhibition programme. This event is aimed at LGBTQ+ young people who are homeless or are living in hostile environments. Snacks and drinks provided.
ARTIQ x Creative Industries Federation: What is the value of Art in 2019? | 6pm-8pm | Wednesday 10 July
ARTIQ and the Creative Industries Federation are bringing leaders from the art world together to debate the value of art in 2019. Join us for a live discussion. Drinks provided. Places limited.
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 a particular focus on profiling the work of LGBTQ+ artists and raising awareness of issues important to the community. 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.’