We have more than 25 years experience working on exhibitions within both the private and public sectors. We show work by designer-makers, artists, photographers and craftspeople. This has included a number of smaller scale exhibitions for commercial developers as pop-up events. This has provided an opportunity to show aspects of the city environment before the tenants move into the new building as part of the developer’s corporate and social responsibility requirement. Exhibiting the work of designer-makers, artists, photographers and craftspeople within an unusual or newly built location injects a little interest into spaces that would perhaps be considered off-limits to the public and not usually be accessible to creative activity.
More recently we have helped to run a series of exhibitions for Norfolk by Design. Established by Davina Barber, we have as co-curators put together two exhibitions, so far. We created the brand and marketed both shows. Following an initial series of networking lunches hosted by Davina Barber, the exhibitions were intended as an opportunity for the participants to network and sell their work. The designer-makers, craftspeople and artists are based in or inspired by Norfolk and the East Anglian region.
We worked with the City of London Corporation on the Cheapside Initiative to raise the profile of a prestigious public art commission by the internationally renowned American artist, Bill Viola. We held a reception at the Guildhall to screen a preview of selected sequences filmed for this five year long project, that kicked off the fundraising campaign and established the context for the commission, which was to be at St Paul’s Cathedral. It was a complex project, long in the planning. The outcome has been that both multi-screened video installations were filmed, edited and completed and finally installed in the Cathedral on either side of the alter, the second one opened summer 2016.
We have also commissioned art interventions such as an installation by international artist Carey Young, which we established at the Barbican Centre in the main foyer during the Arts Marketing Association Conference 2005, in London as part of Sugarfree’s exhibition stand. It was later exhibited at Frieze Art Fair London 2005.
IMAGES © PAUL BARRATT / PAUL VATER / HARRY CORY WRIGHT
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