Gay Times x dwell queer artist collection.
As the international art community will be descending on London’s Regent’s Park in October for the Frieze Art Fair, Gay Times will be launching our own minicollection of queer art in dwell’s flagship store.
We’ve commissioned three LGTBQ artists from around the world to create a bespoke piece of art in response to their personal queer experience. Not only will these pieces be displayed in a bespoke gallery space in-store, giving these artists a huge platform for showcasing their talent, we’ll also be raising money for our chosen charities by making their prints available for purchase online and in store.
Other than supporting the artist themselves, the remaining proceeds from every sale will be going to a charity partner close to the hearts of both dwell and Gay Times; The Albert Kennedy Trust. Among many of its farreaching campaigns, this year’s #NoRoomForHate initiative is a scheme which supports young LGBTQ people who are either homeless or are living in hostile environments. The charity estimate that that’s around 4,800 young people in the UK alone, a worrying 25% of the total youth homeless population.
These limited edition prints are designed and made by the queer community to support our LGBTQ art-scene and we’re delighted dwell is taking the opportunity to both boost the commercial creative scene and support an incredible charity.
You can view and purchase the three specially commissioned pieces on gaytimes.co.uk and dwell.co.uk from 4 October.
Our partnership with dwell looks to our ongoing commitment to partner with brands we believe in and who support our mission to amplify queer voices. As part of our collaboration with dwell, we’re excited to be recognising and rewarding those who have made a huge contribution to an incredible year of Pride, whilst also giving the LGBTQ creative community an elevated platform for showcasing their queer artistic flair.