One of the UK’s leading restaurants, operated by an award-winning and highly celebrated British TV chef, has teamed up with a London-based international art consultancy and several acclaimed, domestically based artists to create a world-class art show within the spectacular settings of a legendary 5-star hotel.
Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, led by Michelin-star chef and noted innovator Tom Kerridge, once again has enlisted notable art gallerists West Contemporary (supported by Manifold Editions) to curate the ‘Voices in British Art: Second Edition’ exhibition, housed within the resplendence of Embankment’s Corinthia London, widely considered one of the best hotels in the world.
Having become a respected destination in the capital for both art aficionados and culinary enthusiasts alike with the first instalment of ‘Voices in British Art’ in July 2020, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill extended its dining experience for patrons, whilst also making leading-exhibition level artwork accessible for guests. Works by Chris Ofili, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Jonathan Yeo, Beth Cullen-Kerridge and Harland Miller amongst others have adorned each wall in the restaurant for the past two years, regularly receiving praise from critics and the public.
Now, ‘Voices in British Art': Second Edition brings the mesmerising names of globally established artistic royalty in Hirst and Quinn together with other highly established names in Gavin Turk and Fin DAC and plays host to the continuing emergence of the likes of Alexander de Cadenet, Bradley Theodore, Carne Griffiths, Raul and Boo Saville as leading lights in an eclectic offering of notable British or domestically based artists.
Tom Kerridge said: ‘This stunning exhibition of British artists at our beautiful home in central London brings everything a top-level gallery show offers, all under one roof. Guests can enjoy a full and immersive dining experience at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, surrounded by beautiful paintings, sculptures and original artwork’.
West Contemporary founder and MD, Liam West FRSA, is guided by a mission of accessible art for all, commenting: ‘For nearly two decades we have been honoured to work with some of the finest artists and institutions in the world, but it is a special honour to be able to curate such a special show within our spiritual home of London. We believe in bringing art to the public in ways and spaces they wouldn’t normally imagine or expect, and Voices in British Art: Second Edition, we believe, is an exhibition worthy of any gallery wall in the world. It just so happens to be at the incredible Kerridge’s Bar & Grill’.
In addition, following on from the 4-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations - Kerridge’s will play host to London-based international artist Carne Griffith's ‘The Platinum Queen’, and display the original artwork that sold at auction (for £25,000) and then featured in a limited edition print released this weekend that sold out within hours to raise monies for the Queen’s hospital - Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity - GOSH.