Last year, Brown’s Hotel held their inaugural London Art Weekend, giving attendees a special glimpse into Mayfair’s many galleries. The event is back for 2015, once again offering a range of events and experiences.
From July 3rd to 5th, the hotel will run free events and VIP experiences, as well as recommending a number of walks around Mayfair and St. James. You can join the three-night Adventures in Art experience, which includes accommodation at the hotel, privileged access to galleries and exhibitions and once in a lifetime experiences.
Guests will get the chance to see inside artists’ studios, visit the homes of private collectors and enjoy curator-led tours to cutting-edge galleries. With numbers limited to 20 guests, it’s sure to be an intimate affair.
There will also be a programme of talks, hosted in the hotel’s Clarendon Room.
As they nibble on a selection of light refreshments, attendees can enjoy the likes of ‘Understanding Contemporary Art’, ‘How to Buy Contemporary Art’ and ‘A Master Class in the Art of Interiors’. At £20 per person, the talks last between 45 minutes and an hour. There’s also the Art Tour Programme, including a welcome tea or coffee, a private tour of Mayfair’s galleries and a set three-course lunch at HIX Mayfair – but, alas, it’s already sold out.
However, anyone who’s tempted by the idea of lunch at HIX might enjoy the all-day menu the restaurant has designed especially for the event.
Mark Hix has worked with artists whose works are displayed in the restaurant to create the dishes. Highlights from the menu include Peter Peri-Peri Dorset blue lobster and Lancashire spring chicken, Mat Collishaw’s f-lame’d duck with New Forest cherries, and Tracey Emin’s birthday cake.
If you don’t have any cash to splash, you can attend a free talk or event. Events include ‘Modern Masters: Artist as Genius?’, music performances by artist and singer Kayla Guthrie and ‘Venice – an exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints’. You can also find a series of recommended walks around Mayfair and its galleries, curated by art experts, including a Sculpture Walk by Nicole Farhi and a walk by Paul Smith.
There’s lots going on at the 2015 Brown’s London Art Weekend. If you love art, it’s an excellent opportunity to see Mayfair as you’ve never seen it before.
Photo credits: Brown’s Hotel.