The annual Queer Frontiers exhibition is worth a visit if you are looking for a fresh take on Pride week festivities. The pop-up exhibition is back and better than ever, combining prominent and emerging artists working in various mediums, such as paint, photography, sculpture, and screen printing. The colourful and carefully curated selection of artwork reflects a fresh, youthful, and energetic vibe synonymous with the growing queer-art community.
The featured artists have been tasked to respond to themes of diversity, inclusion, equality, creativity, kindness and optimism. Artists have interpreted the events themes in many different ways. Sculptor Sam Shendi’s pieces blend imagery of the rainbow flag with a 3D representation of the human figure. Photographer Paolo Raeli and Teo Robinson capture the freedom and fluidity of the young queer individuals that serve as the subjects of their artwork. Other buzz worthy artists that will be included in the exhibit are Helen Beard, who’s paintings combine elements of pop art with depictions of the female form, as well as Henry Hussey, the famous mix-media artist known for his deeply personal and emotion artwork, who will be showing a piece featuring text about queer identity and discrimination. Famous street artists Sickboy and Maser will also have their pieces included in the show. Additional artworks from up-and-coming artists will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges and advocates at the event.
Proceeds of the artwork on display will go to akt and Switchboard, two leading charities focused on serving LGBTQ+ youth, as well as some proceeds going to newer LGBTQ+ artists and allies. The Queer Frontiers event will coincide with the Pride party on July 6th, making it the perfect pit-stop during a fun-filled day of celebration.
The show opens its doors on the 4th of July and will run through the 10th of July. The exhibition will be located at 10 Brewer Street, W1F 0SE. For tickets and more information, click here.