Now in its 4 th year the Art Awards have become recognised as a cradle for new artistic talent, promoting cutting-edge art and emerging artists, whilst creating a forum for discussion and communication about a wide range of LGBTQI+ subjects and issues.
Culminating in an awards ceremony, private view and exhibition in 2018 at The House of St Barnabas, an overall winner will be announced and the winner and runners up will receive widespread media coverage.
Emerald Life is once again proud to sponsor the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards and will give £1,000 prize money to the overall winner. Emerald Life is the first full-service insurance provider specifically focusing on the needs of the gay and lesbian community in the United Kingdom.
Charity and members’ club The House of St Barnabas will host the 6 month exhibition as part of their not-for-profit art programme, The Collective, which encapsulates the essence of the charity in its ethos of collaboration and its commitment to nurturing talent. The awards ceremony, private view and a series of artists’ talks will be held in their Georgian townhouse in the heart of Soho. 25% commission from the sale of all artworks will be donated to The House of St Barnabas charity.
Lady Petchey (Frances Segelman) will give a Lady Petchey Art Award of £500 to the most highly commended runner-up.
The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London, will host a free interdisciplinary study day on 21 October 2017 for students, researchers, practitioners and activists, featuring guest speaker Kapil Gupta, Programme Associate for LGBTI Rights at the Sigrid Rausing Trust. For more information and registration go HERE