ANZ Bank

Art Contact was approached by ANZ Bank to advise on the repair of a picture frame that had been damaged. They were keen that the picture frame restoration should tie in with their move to new offices.

The damaged frame was viewed on site and an appropriate restorer was invited to submit an estimate. Once the estimate had been agreed, and appropriate insurance cover had been put in place, the painting and its damaged frame were collected from the old offices and delivered to the picture frame restorer.

Having carried out the restoration the picture with its frame were then returned to the bank’s new offices for installation.

This restoration project was carried out to a very tight deadline so that the picture could be collected from the old office and returned, following the restoration of the frame, to their new offices.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Restoration of damaged picture frame.
  • Client – ANZ Bank
  • Sector – Office & Corporate
  • Location – Canary Warf, London
  • Status – Complete

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Project Management
  • Frame Restoration
  • Specialist Insurance
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Hanover Investors Management LLP

Hanover Investors Management LLP engaged Art Contact to help them source suitable artworks for their new offices in London’s West End. As this was the first time that they had installed artworks in their offices they decided to rent short term to see if this was an appropriate route to make the offices feel more friendly and homely.

An extensive portfolio of artists were put forward and through discussion these were reduced to just 3 artists.

As the items were being rented, at least to start with, a portfolio was created showing available rental artworks by these artists. 8 artworks were selected which were then delivered and installed.

The original paintings by Marina Emphietzi went into the main reception and the original painting by Steve Johnston was installed in the boardroom. The photographs by Dominic Pote, which had been specially printed onto Di-bond, were installed in Hanover Investors Management LLP new offices.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Source & Supply Artworks for Reception & Offices
  • Client – Hanover Investors Management LLP
  • Sector – Office & Corporate
  • Location – Mayfair, London
  • Status – On-going

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Project Management
  • Rental
  • Installation
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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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Kings Fund – Painting Restoration

Painting Restoration required by the Kings Fund for minor damage to a triptych by Gerald Mynott. The painting had a number of scratches in the surface and the frame had some damage to the gilding and the gesso preparation. This damage had been caused by daily traffic through the offices – tea trolleys etc.

The scratches in the paint surface were retouched with a reversible treatment of pigments in an acrylic resin binder.

The damage to the frame was repaired using traditional materials and 23.5crt gold leaf. Once completed the surface was distressed and toned with pigments in an organic binder to match the original surface.

Once the painting restoration had been completed it was returned to the Kings Fund and re-installed.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Restoration of Damaged Painting and Frame
  • Client – Kings Fund
  • Sector – Institution
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Restoration
  • Frame Restoration
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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Talbot Hughes McKillop

The brief from our client was to source a few tactile artworks which would be a talking point. This we certainly have achieved.

There were few tricky areas to over come, the slopping wall in the main reception area and the acoustic panels in several of the internal rooms.

For the sloping walls in the Reception, a copper wall sculpture by Philip Melling was chosen to compliment the colour pallet used in the reception. Outside the boardroom a paper piece by an Italian artist framed in a perspex box gave the piece a jewel like quality.

In the break-out area, painted aluminium sheets by Julia Brooker were selected. These were framed in box frames to fit on the narrow walls between the windows.

The Boardroom, Pavilion Meeting Room and Booths have acoustic panels giving limited space for artwork. To get round this we commissioned a digital artist to photograph the local area and produce image montages of local and iconic buildings which were then printed onto the fabric cover of the acoustic panels.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Review of art collection for London offices
  • Client – Talbot Hughes McKillop – Recommended by Hugh Prisick of Storey Project Management Consultancy
  • Sector – Offices and Corporate
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Selection
  • Procurement
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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BMA – Conference and Meeting Rooms

Art Contact was asked to find appropriate artwork to be included in the refurbishment of various meeting and conference rooms.

To meet the brief a series of photographic montages were commissioned printed onto acrylic panels. In the circulation spaces montages were created of the BMA and the surrounding area but in the named meeting rooms very specific themes were chosen relating to the name of the meeting room.

As well as these commissions, there were also a number of pictures that required re-framing to match the new colour scheme and the interior design of the refurbishment.

To further enhance the interior design clocks and other accessories were also supplied.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Commission acrylic panels for Conference and Meeting Rooms
  • Client – BMA
  • Sector – Institution
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Art Purchases & Commissions
  • Art Selection
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Waverton Investment Management Ltd

Working in conjunction with Denton Associates, Art Contact was asked to oversee and manage the relocation programme for Waverton’s artworks to their new offices.

Our brief included; the review of existing framing, assessment of any restoration/conservation requirements to the artwork, packing and moving of artwork to their new site and the installation of the artwork.

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

Art Contact over saw and managed the packing and labeling of the artwork, prior to moving the existing artwork to the new site and installing them as arranged. Most of the artworks were re-framed in house, to suit the decor in their new offices.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Review and relocation of art collection for London offices
  • Client – Waverton Investment Management Ltd through Denton Associates
  • Sector – Offices and Corporate
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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Virginia provides Denton with a first class artwork consultancy service. She deals direct with all our clients, eliminating any added margin and advises on the strategy, sourcing and supply of all types of art. Given the diversified nature of these clients and their requirements, this is no mean feat! She has restored and valued existing portfolios and delivered some really innovative and creative ideas in all nature of products, to suit the modern and contemporary workplace, as well as within listed buildings. She is a true expert and makes it a thoroughly enjoyable process.

James Lang, Director, Denton Associates

Corporate Client – Relocation to Nova South

Our client, one of the largest private equity investors, with offices globally. Art Contact was commissioned to review, refresh and supplement their existing art collection to suit their new offices at Nova South, Victoria.
To assist with the move Art Contact audited the collection and produced a detailed plan for each artwork. Where necessary artworks were re-framed to suit the new offices.

In addition Art Contact was invited to source and select new site specific artworks to complement both the existing collection and also their corporate identity. The resulting purchases and commissions were managed from design through to installation and at the appropriate time the collection was delivered and installed in their new offices.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – To review, refresh and supplement the existing art collection and co-ordinate the relocation to Nova South
  • Client – Corporate Client
  • Sector – Corporate
  • Location – Victoria, Central London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Art Selection
  • Procurement
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Audit
  • Cataloguing
  • Sale of Artworks
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Worshipful Company of Fishmongers – Pageant Scroll

Art Contact was asked by the Fishmongers Company to arrange for the Conservation and Restoration of their Pageant Scroll. The scroll depicts the Lord Mayors pageant of 1616 and dates from around that time.

The scroll was hanging in a frame, mounted on fabric stretched over a wooden support. As part of their on-going refurbishment of the Hall it was decided to make a feature of the scroll by placing it in a purpose built display cabinet in the Library of the Fishmongers Hall.

Art Contact made the arrangements for the scroll to be removed from its existing frame and support. The scroll was then transported to our paper restorer for conservation, restoration and re-mounting onto a new conservation grade support.

The mounted scroll was then packed and placed in storage until the display cabinet had been installed ready to receive the re-mounted scroll.

See the images below in the various stages of the project.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Assist with the Conservation and Restoration of the Pageant Scroll of 1616 at the Fishmongers Hall
  • Client – Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
  • Sector – Office & Corporate
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Conservation Reports
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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