Gay Times x dwell queer artist col­lec­tion.

Gay Times Magazine - - CULTURE -

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 and 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.

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