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London hotels showcase young artists

With the Hari Hotel in Belgravia, London unveiling a new exhibition following the launch of a £10,000 prize for young artists, Arts & Collectibles take a look at some of the hotels in and around London offering exposure space for emerging talent

The Hari, Belgravia
The Hari is one of the first hotels in London to launch an art prize (if not the first) with A space for art, and revealed the 17 shortlisted artists. Ahead of the awards ceremony on November 17, the pieces are now on display in the hotel’s public areas until February 2023. After the exhibition, the artwork will be judged by seven highly respected judges in the world of art. art: curators, from art historians to artists themselves from organizations such as White Cube Gallery and Artists Support Pledge. Two of the shortlisted artists will become The Hari’s Artists-in-Residence from January 3-31, and The Hari will host an exhibition for them in the hotel’s public areas from February 3-March 3, 2023. The winner will receive a cash prize that will change his career. prize of £10,000 which is equivalent to the SKY Arts prizes.
The Hari, 20 Chesham Pl, London SW1X 8HQ

Catherine Lette – Humpty Dumpty

11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea (London)
11 Cadogan Gardens, sister town to the famous Cliveden House, has become a corporate sponsor of the Saatchi Gallery. The partnership offers hotel guests and gallery visitors unparalleled access and exclusive benefits. Customer benefits will include tickets to exhibitions curated by Saatchi, private preview invitations and guided tours of exhibitions curated by Saatchi. Selected works of art will also be on display at Chelsea Bar, 11 Cadogan Gardens. The hotel’s proximity to the gallery also makes it an ideal location for visitors to enjoy a drink or a meal at Hans’ Bar & Grill before or after the exhibition. This partnership comes at just the right time as the Saatchi Gallery has just launched its long-awaited British Art Fair, the only fair dedicated to modern and contemporary British art. At the first event in September-October, more than fifty leading dealers exhibited paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures spanning all significant art movements of the past 100 years.
11 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RJ

Anita Klein, Peonies (2022), Acrylic on canvas, 760 x 610 mm. Courtesy of Eames Fine Art

Mayfair Townhouse (London)
From the people who brought you Cliveden House and Chewton Glen, The Mayfair Townhouse (see top of page) is an upscale neighborhood hotel with art at its heart. Following an exciting partnership with Frieze London and Frieze Masters in 2021/2, art can also be enjoyed within the hotel, with leading art specialist Minda Dowling curating unique pieces and unusual to bring life to every space. Take for example Clarita Brinkerhoff’s peacock sculpture – the piece stands 67 inches tall and is made of 25,000 Swarovski crystals.
The Mayfair Townhouse, 27-41 Half Moon St, London W1J 7BG

Mayfair Alfie Peacock
Alfie the Peacock by Clarita Brinkerhoff

The Goring, London
MasterPeace, the first dedicated conscious art experience in London, has set up a Arty Box in honor of Teddy the Shetland, the Goring Hotel’s most famous ambassador. Using MasterPeace’s premium materials, budding Picassos can create beautiful, personal works of art to celebrate a truly wonderful little pony. The set includes a sketch, four Derwent water brushes, four Derwent watercolor pencils and some extra special goodies and is perfect for kids and adults to get creative at home.
The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

Teddy at the Goring
Teddy at the Goring

Yoo’s Lakes (Lechlade, Cotswolds)
The Lakes by Yoo, an estate of luxury homes and short-term rental chalets and apartments located on Lechlade Upon Thames, is currently establishing a cultural art park on its 850-acre estate. The Lakes Art Park will feature works by some of the world’s finest artists and sculptors, with the ambition to increase the number of artworks on the estate and provide a cultural extension of the Lakes to residents and visitors. Set in the middle of a secluded natural forest, residents and their families will be able to engage with artwork in a serene and private setting that will showcase each artist’s skills and creativity. Yoshitomo Nara and KAWS are the first two renowned artists to exhibit their works. The contemporary artists have both exhibited work in some of the world’s most iconic galleries, captivating audiences with their bold styles. The Lakes Art Park is now home to both artworks, titled “Your Dog” and “GONE”.
The Lakes by YOO, High Street, Lechlade GL7 3DT

Kaws, gone
Gone, by Kaws, to the lakes by Yoo

The Lygon Arms (Broadway, Cotswolds)
At the Lygon Arms, local artist Jeremy Houghton is the artist-in-residence in his home village on Broadway. This 600-year-old inn has itself been a destination for centuries, attracting guests as varied as King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Features include the Lygon Bar & Grill for casual dining in the beautiful Great Hall, a wine bar, and a luxurious spa. Houghton’s work is available to view in his studio inside the hotel. He will also hold lectures at the Lygon Arms on many topics, including the history of Broadway art and the history of the Lygon family, as well as tours of the village. Drop by and take a look. Jeremy will work there on several occasions so that guests have the chance to see the artist at work.
The Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU

Lygon Bar & Grill

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