Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards

About the Art Awards

Ela Xora



Ela Xora

Now in its 4th 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. Isle of Wight Pride, who recently won the bid to host UK Pride 2018, and Winter Pride, are proud to announce a new arts initiative featuring local artists from the Isle of Wight, and finalists from the Emerald Life sponsored Winter Pride Art Awards. Leading Isle of Wight artists have been invited to exhibit as part of the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards and from 9 June – 30 July 2018 the Art Awards will be exhibited at Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight.
Key Dates
  • 5 January 2018 – Closing date for entries
  • 9 January 2018 – Finalists announced
  • 15 January 2018 – Delivery of artworks to The House of St Barnabas
  • 23 January 2018 – Awards Ceremony at The House of St Barnabas
  • 26 January 2018 – Private View at The House of St Barnabas
  • 26 January – 6 June 2018 – Exhibition at The House of St Barnabas
  • 9 June to 30 July 2018 – Exhibition at Quay Arts Isle of Wight
The House of St Barnabas



The House of St Barnabas

Sponsors and Partners
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
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