Isle of Wight Pride and Winter Pride announce new arts initiative

Besi Besemar November 15, 2017

Isle of Wight Pride, who recently won the right to stage UK Pride 2018, and Winter Pride, announce new arts initiative featuring local artists from the Isle of Wight, and finalists from the Winter Pride Art Awards sponsored by Emerald Life.

Joe Finch from Isle of Wight Pride, said: ‚ÄúWe really want to use the opportunity of hosting UK Pride¬†not only to show off our gorgeous Island to the world, but to make a real impact on the lives of Islanders by¬†bringing across¬†internationally recognised¬†exhibitions,¬†like¬†the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards,¬†to enhance the Island’s excellent reputation as an Arts destination across the Globe.”

Leading Isle of Wight artists have been invited to exhibit as part of the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards, which will be held from January 26 РJune 6, 2018 at The House of St Barnabas in Soho London, followed by an exhibition from June 9 РJuly 30, 2018 at Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight artist Joanna Kori, said: “The Island¬†is a¬†truly¬†inspirational place for artists and art enthusiasts, and this¬†joint Pride¬†arts initiative will be a big¬†boost to the local¬†arts scene.”

The exhibition tour will be held in conjunction with a series of Isle of Wight Pride Open House shows, featuring artists living and working on the Island.

Participating artists featured will include:
‚ô¶ Teresa Grimaldi
‚ô¶ Donna Jones
‚ô¶ Joanna Kori
‚ô¶ Ellie Moore
‚ô¶ Karl Stedman
‚ô¶ Julie Wright

Simon Tarrant
Simon Tarrant

Simon Tarrant, Director of the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards, said: “This is¬†Winter Pride’s first ever touring exhibition and we are excited¬†to¬†help publicise¬†local Isle of Wight artists, by¬†showcasing¬†them alongside emerging and established artists from around the¬†world.”

Key dates in 2018

January 26 – June 6, 2018
Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards Exhibition¬†–¬†The House of St Barnabas
1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ
FREE (also for non-Members)

February 24, 2018
Winter Pride Music Festival – Scala King’s Cross
275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL

June 9 – July 30, 2018
Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards РIsle of Wight Exhibition
Quay Arts, Sea St, Newport PO30 5BW
Free entry

July 21, 2018
Isle of Wight Pride hosts UK Pride
Ryde Beach, Esplanade, Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 1JA
Free entry

June РJuly 2018 
Isle of Wight Pride Open House – Venues to be announced
Isle of Wight
Free entry

2018 Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards
Beyond the Binaries
Click here: for the call for entries – Free to enter