Archives

For over 10 years the Queer Arts Festival has been bringing thought-provoking works and performances to initiate dialogue and engage audiences. Each year is carefully themed and curated. Here is a historical archive of the Queer Arts Festival from its inception.

2018 : DECADEnce

Visual art Curator: Valerie d. Walker 2018 marks 10 years of the Queer Arts Festival and Pride in Art’s 20th year as an artist-led organization. 2018’s curated visual art exhibition...

2017 : UnSettled

Visual Art Curator: Adrian Stimson UnSettled is curated by Two-Spirit and queer-identified Indigenous artists, and developed in collaboration with Indigenous arts organizations. The term “Two-Spirit” is used by many Indigenous...

2016 : Stonewall was a Riot

Visual art Curator: Jonathan D. Katz Drama Queer is about queer politics, but not in the usual sense. It doesn’t ask you to assume a position and endorse a belief,...

2015 : Trigger – Drawing the Line in 2015

Curated by: SD Holman QAF celebrates the 25th anniversary of a landmark work of queer heritage with this year’s theme Trigger: Drawing the Line in 2015. We draw our lines...

2014 : ReGenerations

Visual Art Curator: Laiwan QAF’s 2014 theme, Regenerations, is a defiant reframing of the Nazi term “Degenerate Art”, the moniker under which they banned work by the avant-garde, Jews, Communists...

2013 : TransgressionNow

Visual Art Curators: Glenn Alteen and Paul Wong Since the days of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, queers have prided themselves on the notion of being at odds with straight...

2012 : Random Acts of Queerness

Visual Art Curators: Persimmon Blackbridge, Jeffery Austin Gibson & SD Holman The 2012 Queer Arts Festival brings you "Random Acts of Queerness", to commemorate the centenary of the experimental multidisciplinary...

2011 : Games People Play

Visual Art Curators: Persimmon Blackbridge, Jeffery Austin Gibson & SD Holman. To celebrate the North America Outgames in Vancouver this summer, the Queer Arts Festival has chosen Games People Play...

2010 : Queertopia

The Best Place on Earth? Imagine the ultimate Queer community… Would it be a place where being Queer was the norm, and heterosexuals were the minority? Or a place where...

2009 : Faerie Tales

Visual Art Curators: Valerie Arntzen, Glen Alteen and Martin Borden With our 2009 theme Faerie Tales, the Pride in Art Festival invited Queer artists to explore the myths and legends...

2008 : Gender Twist

. The first juried visual art show, exhibiting the work of 24 artists including Mary Taylor, Margaret Matsuyama and Piere Gour. The festival performance line-up included...

2007 – Cancelled

2006 : Joy Along the Continuum

Pride in Art becomes a festival, with two performing arts events in addition to the exhibition and Opening. Opening night performances were curated by David Blue of Raving Theatre, with...

2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

April 11, 2019 - 7-8pm Come to a party at our Annual General Meeting. We’ll be providing updates on new developments at Pride in Art Society, and giving a sneak...