Discover Somerset House Studios, a new experimental workspace connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences in the former Inland Revenue offices !
Our private tour will explore areas, usually shut to the public, where work is shown and developed. We will visit selected artists’ studios, the communal spaces artist residents share, giving you a glimpse of what is happening behind the scene of Somerset House.
A highlight of the tour will be the chance to explore Maker Street, the dramatic alleyway visible from Waterloo Bridge where many of the studios are located.
Photo credit @ Luke Walker
Anne-Françoise Gavanon is a Director of Frederic Mulder Ltd, one of the world’s foremost dealers in the prints of Pablo Picasso and other Modern masters such as Edvard Munch and Henri Matisse.
She is passionate about prints as they require so much technical knowledge and connoisseurship. She is equally an art historian.
Anne-Françoise will welcome us in her private office, where she will share her very specific expertise for prints. We will be able to look at some exceptionnaly rare specimens and handle them to better understand how endlessly surprising they are!
Encounter followed by a lunch with Anne-Françoise during which she will explain the job of Art Dealer.
Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria herself with a trip to this unique little museum in West London. Described as a ‘Private Palace of Art’, Leighton House was the pride and joy of its owner and creator, Frederic, Lord Leighton, the most famous artist of the late Victorian period. Home to a fascinating collection of paintings and sculptures, and a decadent, highly personal work of art in its own right, Leighton House is truly one of the city’s hidden gems.
During a private guided tour, we will explore the museum’s vast collections, see some magnificent architecture and learn about the life of Frederic, Lord Leighton.
Who will be elected the best cook of The B&C Club ?
Join us for a culinary competition coached by three of the most famous Michelin Star chefs : Hélène Darroze, Jérémy Page, Chief Executive at Joël Robuchon and Raymond Blanc (to be confirmed).
Season will start on September 28th with Hélène Darroze and will last until March next year. There will be four cooking sessions in total. During each of the first three rounds of qualification, five teams of four/five members, coached by one of the participating chef, will compete for a chance to enter the final competition. All the cooking sessions will be followed by a dinner during which each team and the participating chef will elect the best creation.
Finalist teams will then participate in the fourth session, being coached by the three chefs who will elect The B&C winning team !
No need to be a good cook, just to love fun and gustative creativity. And to dare !
Possibility to participate by team or individually.
The event will be supported by the French press in London.
Let’s kick-off the Autumn art calendar. Join us to stroll around PAD during Collector preview.
We will first meet at Carpenters gallery where Ingrid Donat, one of their most talented artists, will explain her artistic approach and creative process. Then, with a glass of champagne, we will walk around this chic and intimate space where 20th Century art, design and decorative arts coexist beautifully.
Photo credit @ Francis Amiand
London’s best known contemporary art fair, Frieze, returns to Regent’s Park for its 16th edition.
Join us to visit one of the most influential event in the art scene. Curated tour during VIP hours.
1-54 London returns for its sixth edition at Somerset House. 1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora with annual editions in London, New York and Marrakech. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.
Touria El Glaoui, founder of 1:54, will welcome us and give us an introduction to the fair and the market. Will follow a private guided tour of the galleries.
Photo credit: Courtesy 1-54 @ Katrina Sorrentino
The Wallace Collection, the town residence of Sir Richard Wallace and his wife, Amélie, will be exclusively opened for The B&C Club for a very special morning.
Director Dr Xavier Bray will lead us through the collections of French 18th century decorative arts, master paintings and extraordinary arms and armor. An endlessly stimulating experience!
Tour will be followed by a breakfast in the restaurant.
Women artists have often been underrepresented in art history, exhibitions, collections, when not being completely absent.
Although some female artists have left their mark on time, the world of art and culture was not supposedly intended for them.
The study of the evolution of the status of woman artists allows a lighting on the contemporary world, as well as a passionate proofreading of the past.
Is it possible to imagine, at the beginning of the 21st century, that still subsists a discrimination?
Camille Morineau, activist for the history of art who no longer ignores women artists, will expose her very knowledgeable point of view.
Photo credit @ Christophe Beauregard