CROSS-ARTS AND CROSS-LONDON
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, ‘London’s LGBT and queer cross – art festival for all’, has announced an exciting and ambitious 2010 programme. GFEST 2010 Visual arts exhibition is held over two weeks at Hampstead Town Hall from Monday 8 November 2010 to Saturday 20 November 2010. A special visual art exhibition based on an installation in Trafalgar Square The 15 minutes of Same Sex Kiss, will be presented by artist and film-maker Niranjan Kamatkar in the Westminster Reference Library from 8 to 20 November.
The festival visual arts programme can be found on GFEST website:
GFEST exhibitions are hugely successful art events where Londoners enjoy and benefit from the Free Entry showcasing of emerging and established gay talent.
Truly cross medium, GFEST 2010 programme features, in brief, amongst many others:
New Zealander XAVIER RADIC who has exhibited in Strasbourg, New York and San Francisco. He is a curator of many art exhibitions in New Zealand and has been invited again to show at the Florence Biennale 2011.
HELEN CHURCHILL returns to GFEST after 2008, and has exhibited work at a number of venues and has completed several private commissions for clients in the UK.
London based MATTHEW STRADLING was selected by Sothebys to represent Britain in the Young Artist International Touring Exhibition and was also selected for the BP Portrait Award Exhibition.
MAITREE SIRIBOON has exhibited in Italy, Singapore, Indonesia, Netherlands, Malaysia – and Thailand, where he lives and works as artist and curator for Whitespace Gallery .
Communicating the diverse voices effectively:
NIRANJAN KAMATKAR, the artistic director of GFEST said, “We are pleased to present the work of talented artists such as Jason C Woodson, Simon Croft and Be Kosc, alongside other accomplished British and International artists. I am confident that GFEST 2010 programme is a thrilling mix of diversity with the widest possible range of life-changing artistic expressions from the LGBT community.”
In his message of support gay and human rights activist PETER TATCHELL said that GFEST artists are in the “frontline of queer culture, articulating our identities, experiences, triumphs and tragedies.” He also noted, “At a time when arts funding is threatened, it is more important than ever to support GFEST. Go See.”
Now in its fourth year, GFEST is supported by the Mayor of London, dignitaries, Ministers and MPs from all the leading parties, various London boroughs and Arts Council England.
GFEST 2010 images on http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest
GFEST 2010 Visual Art : http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624870998137/
LONDON: GAY ART FESTIVAL : GFEST 2010 showreel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJ9UWJX1fg
More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST in short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.ukGFEST Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar
WISE THOUGHTS is an arts charity that organises GFEST – Gaywise FESTival in venues across London. GFEST web networks: http://www.wisethoughts.org http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/niranjan.kamatkar http://www.gaywisefestival.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/gfest https://gaywisefestival.wordpress.com/ http://www.yoursemotionally.com/ http://www.myspace.com/interviewwithapolitician http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/ http://www.youtube.com/user/wisethoughts http://uk.linkedin.com/in/niranjankamatkar http://www.myspace.com/gaywisefestival