London LGBTQI cross-arts festival GFEST announces 2015 dates


GFEST2015coverweb4GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, recognised as London LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgeder, Queer and Intersex) cross-arts annual event in November has announced 2015 dates: Monday the 9th to Friday the 20 November.

GFEST 2015 programme advisors names are also announced on the festival’s website: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/

GFEST 2015 programme advisors include Anna McNay, Gulliver Ralston, Michael Petry, Simon Tarrant, Subodh Rathod and Lois Keidan and the artistic director is Niranjan Kamatkar.

GFEST 2015 theme is ‘(Complacent Present) …Fragile Future?’ GFEST 2015 visual arts exhibition will explore Asian identities under the theme: Asian Future. The films are planned under the theme ‘Cinema Futura’, while the performance events will be falling under ‘Tonal Future’.

The festival event in London’s LGBT calendar consists of visual arts exhibition, film screenings, performances and talks and debate focusing on the works of young and established artists and practitioners. The festival is organised by arts charity WiseThoughts and is now in its 8th year.

Catherine West, the MP for Hornsey & Wood Green where Wise Thoughts is based, said in her message of support, “I am delighted to offer my support to this year’s GFEST, celebrating some of the brightest and best talent in the LGBTQI community here and abroad.  I am looking forward to coming along to one of the events in my constituency and send my best wishes to everyone taking part this year and to Wise Thoughts for organising such a fantastic diverse programme”

GFEST artistic director Niranjan Kamatkar said, “we are very pleased to receive the support of our local MP and we continue to profile LGBT art works due to the support of eminent people, artists and audiences. Irrespective of significant funding challenges, we are confident that we can deliver the full festival programme this year.”

Arts Charity ‘Wise Thoughts’ Returns With ‘London Gay Art Festival’ GFEST


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– ‘Art Riots’ Is The GFEST 2013 Theme In Tottenham At Bernie Grant Arts Centre.  Dates: 7 to 9 November.

A North London based arts charity Wise Thoughts returns with the annual November LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) cross-art event GFEST  – Gaywise FESTival.

GFEST 2013 is to take place after a year’s gap. All events will be held in Tottenham at Bernie Grant Arts Centre. The Broader theme for this year’s GFEST is ‘Art Riots – presenting positive contributions by diverse artists in the community’.

GFEST 2013 will take place from 7th  to 9th  November. The festival comprises of a screening of films, star –studded music performances, creative workshops, a Bollywood themed party and a visual arts exhibition at the North London venue.

Artistic Director of GFEST and Wise Thoughts, Niranjan Kamatkar said, “I am excited with this year’s selection of art, performances and films. A number of people got in touch to say that they are pleased with the return of the GFEST showcase, featuring must-see talent.”

GFEST 2013 PerformancesQBoy, Dean Atta, Naechane Valentino and EvOn Musicbully will be headline acts for the GFEST performances on 9th  November.

GFEST 2013 Film ScreeningOn the 8th November, Some London and UK premieres in the line-up of films include: feature length ‘The New Black’, and short films – Bumming Cigarettes, Miss Nizhoni, Hide and Seek and My Genderation (Alice) – made by filmmakers from the UK, USA and all the way to Pakistan.

GFEST 2013 Workshops & PartyFour creative workshops will run under the theme of ‘Learning from Riots’ on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th November at the arts centre.

GFEST 2013 Visual Art‘Riot of Colours’ visual arts exhibition will feature the extraordinary works by Beldan Sezen, Marta Kochanek, Jason C Woodson, Sina Shamsavari and Simon Croft.

Sholay Events image courtesy of Steven Rosen Photography (2)GFEST 2013 closing party ‘Bollywood Blast’, which is open to all, will take place on 9th November from 9.30 pm and is organised by Sholay Productions, New York.

The Full GFEST 2013 programme is now announced on the GFEST website: http://gaywisefestival.org.uk

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GFEST 2013 Events list: 7 to 9 Nov – all events at Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX

Fri 8 November / GFEST 2013 Films Screening ‘New Uprising on Celluloid’ / Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / 7 pm (doors at 6.45 pm) / £12 /£10 (conc)

Fri 8 November / GFEST 2013 Learning from Riots Workshops / 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm / 2nd Floor Meeting Room – Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / £7/ £5 (conc.)

Sat 9 November / GFEST 2013 Learning from Riots Workshops / 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm / 2nd Floor Meeting Room – Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / £7/ £5 (conc.)

Sat 9 November / GFEST 2013 – Performances ‘Noisy-Bytes’ / 7 pm  (doors 6.45 pm) / Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / £12/ £10 (conc.)

Thus 7 to Sat 9 Nov / GFEST 2013 Visual Arts Exhibition: ‘Riot of Colours’ / Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / 9 am to 5 pm / Exhibition will remain open Monday to Saturday until 30 November / Free

Sat 9 November / GFEST 2013 Bollywood Blast Party / 9.30 pm to late / Mezzanine – Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / Entry free until 10.30 pm / £5 after 10.30 pm.

From the margin to the mainstream..


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Niranjan Kamatkar,  GFEST Artistic Director reflects on the impact of society’s slowly changing attitudes towards homosexuality on LGBTQI artists.

Consultation on the ‘Gay marriage’ Bill has opened up an opportunity for society to look at sexualities and gender prejudices in a way that some among us may not have done before. Opportunities are important: I have been noticing comments among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities about the need for wider understanding of gender identities. People who think they are liberal and support the ‘gay cause’ – and more specifically in the arts – may be in for some surprises at their own perceptions and prejudices.

At GFEST – Gaywise FESTival , an LGBTQI cross arts event in London, we have witnessed a broad diversity of artistic content. But how do we look at a female artist’s work celebrating the ‘gay marriage’ of a white gay male couple? What about two trans women? How about the celebration of one white and one non-white women getting married? We all have views on homosexuality, sexual orientation and ideas about what defines a cohesive family unit, and media exposure can shape and influence these views. In recent years much more media coverage has been dedicated to diverse issues surrounding social changes and legal protection that affects LGBTQI people, but how successfully do the arts media (including mainstream news or media arts journalism) cover these issues to truly celebrate the works of the artists?

In theory, contemporary art created by LGBTQI practitioners will be exposed to the same degree of access, critique and opportunities as the mainstream art. In practice though, successful journeys for LGBTQI art works may prove more elusive due to fears that the physicality or directness of LGBTQI themes will shock and provoke objections among mainstream audiences. There have been instances of mainstream arts venues celebrating LGBTQI artworks but they are few and far between. The large body of work is still waiting to be showcased in venues with higher profile. Investment to create LGBTIQ artworks is a key issue, so innovation, creating critical vocabulary, marketing and reaching new audiences remains problematic. There is no single LGBTQI arts and culture ‘lobby’. There are organisations and passionate individuals who are doing excellent work, but most of us are still under resourced. Funders increasingly need to demonstrate that they reach out to tackle marginalisation, so that vulnerable LGBTQI artists can get their fair share of attention.

A number of people may wonder why ‘Same- Sex Marriage’ is an issue for the arts? The arts can exist and creativity can flourish without a specific social mandate (like marriage), without boundaries. But whilst for some the angst of inequality is the stimulus to creating a work of art, this is not the case for all and it is vital that opportunities to pursue creative avenues are not blocked by social perceptions. Life, in whatever situation, offers us enough to feed into our creativity – without needing the stimulus of being treated unequally because of our sexual orientation and/or gender identity. ‘Same-Sex Marriage’ will see British society slowly changes its attitude towards homosexuality. It is not about the word ‘marriage’ but about the acceptance of ‘equality in all walks of life’. It can and will influence long-term structures in sectors such as art and culture. More collaborative initiatives will take place to encourage development between LGBTQI artists across ethnicity groups, cultural origins, sexualities and age ranges, and more young LGBTQI artists at crossroads in their careers will seek guidance and gain the confidence to generate or exchange high quality artistic ideas, collaborations and creative developments.

Oscar Wilde said: “A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.” I think the challenges posed in a Same Sex marriage will offer that uniqueness to LGBTQI artists and the wider arts, benefiting audiences everywhere.

Niranjan Kamatkar is Artistic Director of GFEST – Gaywise FESTival

GFEST announced call for 2012 entries on web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

First published on 27 April 2012 on Arts Professional website.

Gay London Festival: An Interview With GFEST 2010 Artist Silvia Ros


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Miami, Florida based phographer Silvia Ros will be presenting her art work at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition @ Hampstead Town Hall / InterChange Studios, The Atrium, Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP. (Entrance from footpath on Haverstock Hill) / Tel: 020 7692 5800 / Wise Thoughts: 0208 8899555 / Mon 8 to Friday 19 Nov (Sat, Sun closed) 10.30AM to 5.30PM / Entry Free

More Info: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/artsexhibition.php

An interview with Silvia:

Silvia Ros

What are you doing right now?

Getting ready for a month long photography fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

How would you describe your own art work?

I use my artwork to affect change. My goal is to bring about an awareness of the personal stories which have created LGBT activists. I  focus on the everyday person who has taken a personal tragedy or situation which occurred because they are LGBT and out of that created a voice and vehicle for change.

How relevant is your work or practice today to be a part of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) or queer art work?

My photography seeks to emphasize the courage of the activist LGBT community in the hope of inspiring others.  It tells the stories of LGBT activists.

Tell us about your reasons for presenting your work as part of GFEST 2010?

My photography as part of The National LGBT Visual Documentation Project is editorial. Freedom to Love was a jumping off point for this project.  You might call it the face of the project.  It was presented in Miami alongside many other reinterpretations of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms by noteworthy artists.  It had to be powerful to make a statement and I believe it does that. This piece is very personal and examines not just my sexuality but my cultural confusion as a first generation Cuban-American.

Silvia Ros 01

Do you see your work as gay or queer art?

I am a gay artist by virtue of the fact that I am a lesbian.  Oddly enough, even though the thing that binds all of these activists is their persecution because of sexual preference, I don’t see it in these photos.  It’s about emphasizing their humanity, rather than their sexual preference.  It’s very personal.

How do you fund your practice?

I self fund this project with occasional help from grants. I intend to turn it into a not for profit to help with costs.

Would you require any specific support in terms of getting your work out there?

I publicize my work by including them in shows like GFEST – Gaywise FESTival as well as by applying for grants and just getting the work out there.  I try to be very free with it.

How would you like yourself to be known?

I’d like to be known as an editorial documentarian of the LGBT struggle for equality.  I’d like the work to be passed down through generations so that no one forgets what had to be done to achieve equality regardless of how commonplace it may become to be LGBT in the future.

How do you see tomorrow’s ‘gay or queer art’ scene?

I think gay art should be integrated with all other art.  Singling it out as ‘gay’ art can create a wall between the art and the audience.

A single wish?

Full LGBT equality of course!  I hope that humanity learns compassion and empathy as part of this struggle so that in the future other differences unite us instead of divide us.

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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.
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GFEST 2010  images on  http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST

GFEST 2010 Visual Art :  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624870998137/

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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.uk

GFEST 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
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Gay London Festival: A Profile – GFEST 2010 Artist Jason Woodson


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Artist Jason C Woodson will be presenting his art work at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition @ Hampstead Town Hall / InterChange Studios, The Atrium, Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP. (Entrance from footpath on Haverstock Hill) / Tel: 020 7692 5800 / Wise Thoughts: 0208 8899555 / Mon 8 to Friday 19 Nov (Sat, Sun closed) 10.30AM to 5.30PM / Entry Free

More Info: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/artsexhibition.php

Jason C Woodson:

At the moment, I am working on a series of prints that I am calling Le Freak, C’est Chic, which is my playful attempt to turn the objectification of black sexuality on its head. The series is based on iconic yet fetishized images from the careers of Josephine Baker and Grace Jones but is shot with a male model.

Jason Woodson's work at GFEST 2010

My work is largely about amplification. I like to work around an issue that is important to me or something that I feel needs to be said and explore that by turning up the volume on the subject. As such most of my work tends to be on a large scale, whether that be a physically large piece, like my Christos Obscuros or a lengthy series of work, like my Gross Indecency project.  I like the way the process can make you question your traditional or received perspective and to see things anew. When I am working on a piece, I don’t want to provide all of the answers, I will provide clues to how I feel, but I think that a work of art is only complete when its audience interacts with it.

The majority of my work deals with the exploration of male sexuality.   Being both black and gay these are unavoidable influences in my work.  However I do not strive to deliver work ‘on message’ and am often more interested in the thoughts left lying in the gutter, after the march has passed by.  I think it is as important for us to get our own house in order, as it is for us fight for equality. Gross Indecency addresses the notion of the metrosexual and its basis on the supposedly plucked, pumped and preened homosexual, a stereotype that we have invented.

I think it’s amazing how far the gay movement has come in the last 40 or so years.  We have so many rights that some years ago we would never have thought possible.   But we are still condemned to live within a number of restrictive, largely self-defined stereotypes.   Festivals like GFEST – Gaywise FESTival are essential in helping to put across broader, richer, more personal gay experiences.   We need to shake things up and I want to help do that.

While I identify as a gay man, I would not call myself a gay artist. My work as I mentioned earlier is largely about male sexuality, because this is an area that is relevant to my life and my experience. At times my work does deal directly with gay issues, such as my piece in the GFEST exhibition, This Kid (20 Years On), however I don’t feel that there needs to be a distinction between what is art and what is gay art. Pope Julius II and the Catholic tradition, largely influenced Michelangelo’s body of work, however we do not say that he was a Catholic artist. We do not frame discussions about Picasso or Monet or Matisse or any other straight male artist in terms of their sexuality, we only apply this rule to minority artists. Art is about sharing your experiences, your idiosyncratic view of the world with others in an attempt to engage. It is a distillation of everything that the artist has gone through in their life, so I think that to narrow the focus to just what they did with their dick is to diminish what they achieved with their hands, their hearts and their minds.

My father told me when I was little that artists starve to death, which of course I resented but I knew that this was going to be an issue I would wrestle with for the rest of my life even then. When you burn with that fever to express yourself, you don’t have a choice; you just have to act on it. So I have always had a day job, but the thing that I return to over and over again is the art. Presently, I run a gay gym and sauna with my partner, which in addition to providing me with a regular pay cheque, also helps to fuel my artistic life.

Currently, I use various social networking sites like Tumblr and Facebook to publicize and promote my work. I also take part in group exhibitions and submit work to magazines, such as Pink Mince in the UK and Spank! in the US. Although, I have been fortunate enough to find various means to get my work out there, it is very difficult to find appropriate avenues for work that can be considered controversial or challenging.

Recently, I have been receiving feedback from various people commenting on how they appreciated that I had expressed something that they too felt strongly about. I don’t think that I can ask for anything more than that from my body of work.

Basquiat was once asked in an interview if he saw himself as an artist or a black artist and his response was ‘No, I don’t just use black, I use all of the colours in the rainbow. Just as I look forward to a time in which “Where you stick your dick” ceases to be the primary definition of a man, I also hope that the gay art ghetto becomes a thing of the past. Experience is what gives art life and if we accept the limits placed upon us, in effect decide to paint with just one colour, we are failing not only ourselves but society in general.

I think it would be great if just for one day, everyone was forced to see the world as it truly is, no masks, no stereotypes, just the raw naked truth. How would we all cope with what we saw? Would the Catholic Church be able to continue on as it has for two centuries if it had to face its own truth unflinchingly? What changes would we make about ourselves without the benefits of our own self-deceptions? Would our obsession with victimhood be able to stand up against the true injustices of the world?

Thank you Jason and best wishes from GFEST.

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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.
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GFEST 2010  images on  http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST

GFEST 2010 Visual Art :  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624870998137/

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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.uk

GFEST 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

A twitter friendly chat at Gay London Festival: GFEST 2010 artist Matthew Stradling


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Well known and award winning artist Matthew Stradling will be presenting his art work at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition @ Hampstead Town Hall / InterChange Studios, The Atrium, Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP. (Entrance from footpath on Haverstock Hill) / Tel: 020 7692 5800 / Wise Thoughts: 0208 8899555 Mon 8 to Friday 19 Nov (Sat, Sun closed) 10.30AM to 5.30PM / Entry Free
More Info: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/artsexhibition.php

A very twitter friendly chat with Matthew:

Matthew Stradling

What are you working on right now?
I am working on a painting for the exhibition ‘400 Women’ – an exhibition which highlights the strange disappearance of thousands of young women in Mexico in recent years.

What words would best describe your art?
My art attempts to move, involve, attract, repulse the viewer and ultimately to make them think about what they are looking at.

How relevant is your work today to be a part of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) or queer art work?
I feel it is relevant because I am alive and I am a human being and I have a right to express myself. Whether others find it relevant is up to them.

Tell us why you chose to presenting your work as part of GFEST 2010?
I feel that GFEST operates at a very human level – it is unpretentious and seeks to get through to people of all types. I would like to be part of that.

Do you see your work as gay or queer art?
I don’t feel the need to label myself – yes I am gay and that has effected the way I think and create. But I represent only myself not a whole community – if they find worth and what I do that is great.

Midnight Pearl by Matthew Stradling

How do you resource your practice?
I make money from my art and I have a part-time job doing photography.

Do you think you would need any specific support in terms of getting your work out there?
I find it hard to publicise my work but the internet has been a great platform for reaching people.

How would you like yourself  to be known?

I would like to be known as an artist whose work touches and inspires people.

How do you see tomorrow’s ‘gay or queer art’ scene?
I think it is very healthy. A lot of young artists don’t feel the need to categorise themselves and integrate their sexuality into their general life-experiences.

A single wish ?
More time and energy in the day to do more paintings :)

A Big smile or :) or simply :-D from GFEST and Thank you very much Matthew.

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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.
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GFEST 2010  images on  http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST

GFEST 2010 Visual Art :  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624870998137/

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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.uk

GFEST 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

Rainbow Colours To Brighten Up London’s Annual Gay Art Festival


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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:
http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/artsexhibition.php

Just Friends

GFEST exhibitions are hugely successful art events where Londoners enjoy and benefit from the Free Entry showcasing of emerging and established gay talent.

Freedom to Love

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 .

Amordazado

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.”

Jack & Jill series

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.
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GFEST 2010  images on  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest

GFEST 2010 Visual Art :  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624870998137/

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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.uk

GFEST 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