London: GFEST 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition

GFEST 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition Mon 8 to Fri 19 Nov 2010
Hampstead Town Hall / InterChange Studios
The Atrium, Hampstead Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP, UK (Entrance from footpath on Haverstock Hill)
Open 10.30AM to 5.30PM (Saturday & Sundays closed)
Entry Free

London’s premier LGBT cross-arts festival

GFEST is a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. The GFEST 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition, which features works of art by gay artists from UK and other countries, is curated by Ajamu: photographer and Black LGB & T community archivist. Ali Zaidi: artist moving fluidly between different artforms and artistic director of motiroti. Campbell: accomplished filmmaker and programmer who runs BlackmanVision. Julie Bindel: well known writer, feminist and co-founder of the group Justice For Women. Julie Lomax: Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England, London. Paul Burston: author, journalist and editor of Time Out Gay & Lesbian section. And Niranjan Kamatkar: artistic director of GFEST.

The selection panel wrote in their call for entries, art works ‘focusing on challenging LGBT and queer themes will be given preference’. The 2009 GEFEST art show had a strong presence of works of art made by women. This year seven women was selected for the 2010 exhibition.

The Artists

GFEST 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition features works of art by the following artists: Helena Janecic, Croatia, Silvia Ros, USA, Corrine Bot, Holland, Helen Churchill, UK, Jan Morley, UK, Kimi Tayler, UK, Be Kosc,  and gay male artists: David Ortega, Colin Hampden-White, Peter Gerrard, Maitree Siribon, Mike Bliss, Matthew Stradling, and Simon Croft.

This year the GFEST programme also features short film screenings, performances, workshops, talks and parties. For detailed info: www.gaywisefestival.org.uk