Curator Davy Pittoors returns to Museum of the Home with a winter edition of Queeriosities, welcoming LGBTQIA+ artists, makers, and small businesses for a weekend fair.
Queeriosities, curated by Davy Pittoors, returns to Museum of the Home for a winter edition on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2023. Building on the success of May’s inaugural event, the fair will celebrate LGBTQIA+ artists, makers, and small businesses, inviting them to come together and share work that explores the relationship between identity and home.
This Winter edition of Queeriosities will play on the concept of a traditional festive market, featuring more than 40 vendors offering a unique selection of thought-provoking ceramics, paintings, sculpture, textiles, books, ephemera, homeware and gifts.
Visitors will be able to either purchase directly from artists and makers — or bring their own art, objects or ephemera to swap.
"The vibrant group of artists and makers I've brought together for this Winter edition of Queeriosities are among the most exciting emerging LGBTQ+ creatives from London and beyond. Being able to bring Queeriosities back to such a celebrated institution is a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together and connect, particularly in the lead-up to a joyous (though often challenging) festive season."
Alongside the fair, the Museum will also actively gather LGBTQ+ stories, opinions, and objects as part of their new Real Rooms project. Visitor contributions throughout the weekend will directly shape a more immersive and diverse LGBTQ+ room display in the near future.
Friday 1 December 2023 - 6-8.30pm | Preview Night
On Friday 1 December 2023, the Museum is hosting a launch event offering advance access to the work on show and the opportunity to meet artists and makers ahead of the fair's official opening the next day. Get your tickets at the link below.
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Founded and led by curator Davy Pittoors, Queeriosities is a traveling platform that elevates LGBTQIA+ creatives expressing their identities through art, craft and design.
Ranging from pop-up dinners to full-scale art and makers fairs, our initiatives
highlight those who have been historically sidelined and serve as a platform to knit our communities together and connect them and with new audiences. We encourage the spread of both contemporary and historical LGBTQIA+ objects, art and ephemera — and we aim to blur the lines between art and craft, museum and home, and archive and collection to open up new space for queer perspectives.
About Davy Pittoors
Davy Pittoors is a queer independent curator, visual creative and arts organiser whose practice interrogates ideas of queer belonging and home-making by blurring the lines between art and craft, gallery and home, and archive and collection. He leverages more than a decade of applied work in crafting immersive and considered audience experiences to spark curiosity and meaning-making between artists, works and viewers.
He is also the founder of Queeriosities, a bi-annual art fair and pop-up events series that seeks to support emerging queer artists while encouraging the spread of both contemporary and historical LGBTQIA+ design objects, art and vernacular ephemera. His Supper Series, led in collaboration with ceramicist Will Martin, forges queer community across the arts around site-specific themes spanning the cruising history of Hampstead Heath, the alternative queer club scene in 1990s Britain and the role of camp & kitsch in queer image making and interpretation.
Past work includes collaboration with London’s Museum of the Home, the Tom of Finland Foundation, Cubitts, McCully & Crane and Louis Vuitton. His writings can be found in Wallpaper magazine and in A Great Gay Book: Stories of Growth, Belonging & Other Queer Possibilities forthcoming in Spring 2024 by Abrams Books.
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Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December / Preview Friday 1 December
Free (Preview night £6)
Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA