One Aldwych Hotel

Art Contact was engaged to undertake a full audit, including condition report, of One Aldwych Hotel’s wonderful art collection amassed over thirty years.

Several days were spent at the hotel collating and photographing 280 artwork hung throughout the hotel corridors and rooms including sculptures displayed in the public areas including works by Emily Young (limestone carved head of Dionysus), Andre Wallace (The Boatman with Oars) and Justine Smith (two pop-art paper mâché dog’s one decorated with Beano cartoons and the other English Pound notes).

The collection also includes works by Jaroslav Rossler, Keith Millow, Joost Beerents, Ronald Grierson and Enid Martin, Richard Bartle, Nick Malone, Arabelle Sim, Keith Grant and Philip Diggle to mention a few.

Art Contact were delighted to be engaged to start the process of bringing the artwork back to life by reviewing each artwork creating a detailed catalogue including replacement value and condition report being the first stage in developing a suggested care programme to maintain the collection.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Audit of Art Collection including Condition Monitoring
  • Client – One Aldwych Hotel
  • Sector – Hotel and Leisure
  • Location – Aldwych, London
  • Status – Complete

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Audit
  • Cataloguing
  • Valuation
  • Conservation Reports
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Equatorial Traders

Working directly with the client, Art Contact was asked to curate and manage the relocation programme for Equatorial Traders artworks to their new offices.

Our brief included; the review of existing framing, assessment of any restoration/conservation requirements to the artwork, printing and framing of previously commissioned photographs.

In advance of the move Art Contact pre-arranged the artwork layout for Equatorial Traders new offices, which was presented to the client for approval.

Art Contact over saw and managed the printing and framing of the new photographs, prior to installing them as arranged. Most of the artworks were re-framed in house, to suit the decor in their new offices.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Curate, Frame & Install
  • Client – Equatorial Traders
  • Sector – Office & Corporate
  • Location – Kings Cross, London
  • Status – Complete

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Project Management
  • Curation
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Installation
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Cadogan Estates

Cadogan Estates approached Art Contact to source and supply appropriate artworks for the entrance of their building in Sloane Street used as a multi purpose office space.

They were keen that the artwork reflected their involvement in the area.

A photographic collage created from photographs of local landmarks and sculptures in various Chelsea gardens not usually seen by the public to create a link between the building, the locality and Cadogan Estates.

The collage was printed onto the reverse of 5 panels and installed on stainless steel stand-off bolts.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source and Supply Striking Artwork for Reception
  • Client – Cadogan Estates
  • Sector – Office & Corporate
  • Location – Chelsea, London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Installation
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Wellington North

As part of the ongoing refurbishment project Art Contact was asked to supply artworks for the ground floor of the Wellington North Hospital. Working with the project management team a series of bespoke images were commissioned to complement the theme of the ground floor.

In keeping with the overall design the images were printed onto acrylic panels and installed using stainless steel stand-off fixings

Bespoke photographic collages were commissioned by Art Contact as artworks for the Wellington North Ground Floor to both enhance the design and to create a link to the local community.

A photographer was commissioned by Art Contact to photograph local landmarks and to create a series of photographic collages to enhance the design of the department and to create a sense of place within the locality.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source & Select Artworks for the Ground Floor
  • Client – HCA Wellington North Hospital
  • Sector – Healthcare
  • Location – St John’s Wood, London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Curry Lover Lover

Curry Lover Lover required art to help improve the ambience of their restaurant – The Tamarind in Potters Bar. They had recently refurbished the restaurant and needed art to further enhance the ambience.

Art Contact sourced and selected the art which the client decided to rent rather than buy as it helped their cash flow following the refurbishment.

A large mirror was also included to bring more light into an otherwise slightly dark area in the restaurant.

The artworks were framed very simply in polished wooden frames and installed out of hours at the request of the client.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source & Supply Rented art for Restaurant
  • Client – Curry Lover Lover Ltd
  • Sector – Hotel & Leisure
  • Location – Potters Bar
  • Status – On-going

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Project Management
  • Rental
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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34 Circus Road

As part of an ongoing project at the HCA Wellington North Hospital, Art Contact was asked to select artworks for 34 Circus Road which has been recently refurbished as an Out Patient Centre.

Bright and colourful Limited Edition prints by Angela Edwards were selected and they were framed in a Pewter moulding to full conservation standard.

In the reception Art Contact commissioned a bespoke photographic collage applied directly to a pair of unsightly doors. The image is based on the Regents Park Bandstand being a local landmark.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source and Supply artworks for 34 Circus Road
  • Client – HCA
  • Sector – Healthcare
  • Location –  St Johns Wood, London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Purchases & Commissions
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Installation
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Wellington North Hospital Imaging Department

As part of the ongoing refurbishment project Art Contact was asked to supply artworks for the Wellington North Imaging Department on the first floor. Working with the project management team a series of bespoke images were commissioned to complement the theme of the department.

In keeping with the overall design the images were printed onto acrylic panels and installed using appropriate fixings to allow for the complex constraints of this department.

Bespoke photographic collages were commissioned by Art Contact as artworks for the Wellington North Imaging Department to both enhance the design and to create a link to the local community.

A photographer was commissioned by Art Contact to photograph local landmarks and to create a series of photographic collages to enhance the design of the department and to create a sense of place within the locality.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source & Select Artworks for the Imaging Department
  • Client – HCA Wellington North Hospital
  • Sector – Healthcare
  • Location – St John’s Wood, London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Wellington South Doctors Lounge

As part of an ongoing project Art Contact was asked to supply artworks for the new Doctor’s Lounge at the Wellington South Hospital.

Julia Brooker was commissioned to produce a number of her abstract paintings on aluminium panels. She has used a colour palate to complement the interior of the Lounge. The paintings were then framed in ‘Wenge’ coloured tray frames.

During the installation a number of doctors came to have a look at the new Doctors Lounge. They were all impressed by the lounge and particularly the artworks.

The creation of Doctor’s Lounges by the HCA Group of Hospitals has been extremely well received by the staff.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source, select & supply artworks for the Doctor’s Lounge
  • Client – Wellington South Hospital
  • Sector – Healthcare
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Devonshire House Orthopaedic Clinic

Working with the refurbishment team Art Contact assists with sourcing and supplying appropriate artwork for Devonshire House Orthopaedic Clinic.

As part of an on-going art programme which has developed over the years a photographer was engaged to create a series of photographic collage images both of the local area and other appropriate imagery. These were then printed onto perspex and installed on stand-off bolts.

In the main reception the client was keen to draw from nature. An artist was selected to create patterns using photographs of plants which were then box framed to full conservation standards.

The colour pallet used in the commissioned artwork was chosen to enhance the Devonshire House Colour concept.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source & Select artwork for Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Client – HCA – Devonshire House Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Sector – Healthcare
  • Location – Marylebone, London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Procurement
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Private Client – Bathroom Picture

We were approached by our client to supply a bathroom picture for her Chelsea home. See our Purchasing Services.

Bathrooms have always caused significant problems for displaying artworks and above a bath is the most difficult. The steam rising from the bath causes particular issues with moisture.

A photograph was chosen which was printed directly onto Di-bond to mitigate the moisture issues.

The image chosen for the bathroom picture was ideal for this. By printing directly onto the di-bond some of the metallic surface was allowed to show through which work particularly well with this image.

The printed panel was then floated into a simple wooden tray frame stained to echo other items in the room.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Supply Artwork for Bathroom
  • Client – Private Client
  • Sector – Residential
  • Location –  Chelsea, London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Procurement
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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