The 2024

Queer Britain Art Award

ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF JUSTIN KEMP

PREVIOUS PRIZE WINNERS

SADIE FROST / OLIVER FREESTON / PAUL HARFLEET

Queer Britain has again partnered with Madame F wine for our third year of The Madame F Queer Britain Art Award. The theme is to celebrate Queer Creativity, inspired by illustrator Justin Kemp, who designed the Susy the Frog image featured on the Madame F wine labels.

Entries were illustrations, paintings, drawings and photographs that celebrated queer creativity. Prizes of £1500, £1000 and £500 will be awarded at a special Summer reception at the museum in Granary Square. The winning artworks will also help support Queer Britain, by featuring on merchandise. See our social channels for updates.

TOP TEN FINALISTS

We are excited to finally share the work of our top ten finalists. The work is also on display in our screening area in Granary Square. The top three prize winners will be revealed online on 5 June. Congratulations to our finalists and thank you to all who entered.

01/10 FINALISTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

E.M. Parry

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Finlay McInally

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Jason Carr

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Johnny Humes

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Julie Prieur

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Matthew Toresen

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Naysha Satyarthi

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Sarah Jane Moon

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Sarah-Joy Ford

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Tony Mentel

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MEET THE JUDGES

PAUL HARFLEET

Artist and previous

Award winner

ALIA ROMAGNOLI

Photographer and artist

“I am proud to be on this jury. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate LGBTQ+ people, of all ages, and our artistic endeavours. Queer Britain is working very hard to set up a national LGBTQ+ museum, and this award shows that queer creativity is at its very heart.”

KATE CHARLESWORTH

Cartoonist, artist and Award judge

ROBERT TAYLOR

Photographer and artist

MARK KING

Head of Design and Special Projects, Queer Britain

KATE CHARLESWORTH

Cartoonist and artist

ROXY BOURDILLON
Editor-in-chief, DIVA magazine

OLIVER FREESTON

Artist and previous
Award winner

The judges looked for originality, overall artistic impression, and response to theme

IAIN MUGGOCH

Founder of Madame F wine

ASIFA LAHORE

UK’s First out muslim drag queen

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