In July 2019, ARTIQ, the UK’s leading art rental consultancy and specialist insurer Hiscox came together for charity art exhibition Queer Frontiers. Setting up shop in the former home of legendary Soho nightclub Madame JoJo’s, Queer Frontiers profiled the work of 26 LGBTQ+ artists and allies in a week long exhibition and curated programme of events in celebration of Pride week.
The programme kicked off with an exclusive collectors view and opening party, where artists, collectors, activists and industry had the opportunity to view and purchase the work, before being treated to a live performance from visual artist KV Duong and his piece ‘Gaze’. The exhibition was open to the public throughout Pride, offering visitors to London a snapshot into its diverse and creative LGBTQ+ community and the chance to take part in a variety of events including Life Drawing classes and a Pride Parade party.
Queer Frontiers culminated in a panel discussion hosted by ARTIQ and the Creative Industries Federation as they brought together speakers from across the art world including Dazed, ARTIQ, PACE Gallery and The Arts Newspaper to offer insight and advice for young creatives.
Queer Frontiers raised a total of £27,000 for LGBTQ+ charities Albert Kennedy Trust and Switchboard.
We would like to thank our partners, Hiscox as well as the artists, collectors and guests who supported the 2019 edition of Queer Frontiers.
Entries for Queer Frontiers will open in May 2020. Check back here for more!