2015 February 11 10:00
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel introduces its latest ‘Artist in Residence’
London, 11 February 2015: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and The Art Movement are proud to announce their second ‘Artist In Residence’ with Lisa Creagh. The elegant hotel aims to demystify the process of acquiring original art by partnering with The Art Movement, the fine art consultancy which sources works by accomplished artists from around the world.
Lisa has received critical acclaim for her originality and technique as a photographic artist. Her ongoing project, The Instant Garden was awarded a development grant by The Arts Council of England in 2010 and has been exhibited widely across Europe, the USA and Asia. Lisa’s work addresses the traditional relationship between photography and narrative.
“My project explores a new role for photography it suggests the possibility of a new positioning of the medium in relation to the tradition of domestic decorative arts and crafts. Rather than ‘shot’ this work is carefully made,” Lisa explained.
The Instant Garden takes its inspiration from the illusionistic lighting of Dutch Flower Painting and uses digital software to turn photographically ‘real’ flower shots into a pattern which is randomly repeated to create the illusion of a real space that mimics the composition of Arabic carpets.
Guests at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel can view and purchase this wonderful art within the beautiful setting of Lowndes Bar and Kitchen. The partnership with The Art Movement demonstrates Jumeirah's commitment to arts and culture.
William Harding, interim General Manager at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with The Art Movement for our Artist in Residence programme. We believe hotels are catchment areas for culture and today's travellers crave a place with exciting art and elegant design. At Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel we are committed to providing experiences for our guests that reflect the importance of cultural diversity and innovative expression."
Camilla Girardot, Director of the Art Movement, said: "More and more collectors tell me that they want to view art in atmospheric and welcoming surroundings instead of in a gallery and we launched The Art Movement to introduce outstanding artists to new audiences in places where they feel at home and relaxed. The enchanting Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel was the obvious choice to showcase our art, with its warm and welcoming ambiance in the heart of Belgravia."
The Instant Garden will be on display in Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel (21 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9ES) from March 2014.
Notes to Editors:
About Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel:
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is a boutique hotel in Belgravia offering a collection of appointed bedrooms and suites designed to suit the needs of both the leisure and business traveller. Lowndes Bar & Kitchen offers guests all-day dining from its modern European menu in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Guests have complimentary access to all facilities at the nearby Jumeirah Carlton Tower, including The Peak Health Club & Spa.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com.
About The Art Movement:
Set up in 1995 by Camilla Girardot, The Art Movement was launched as a consultancy and art & dining club, with the aim of demystifying the process of acquiring original art. Instead of exhibiting in a gallery, The Art Movement showcased its portfolio of emerging talent through a series of innovative monthly exhibition in top London restaurants. The Art Movement promotes a stable of 25 contemporary artists from around the world, selected for their draughtsmanship, mastery of their chosen medium, humour and style.The Art Movement has just opened a new gallery in Battersea at 61 Queenstown Road, London, SW8 3RG.
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