Art House and The Marylebone Hotel, London
Launching on 27th September 2012,
The Marylebone Hotel is proud to announce an exclusive new
exhibition of work by world-renowned photographer Sir Colin
Hampden-White in association with locally-based and internationally
acclaimed Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery.
The photography exhibition will bring to life
famous champagne, wine and whisky makers in an immersive and
sensory experience. These include
Laurent-Perrier’s Cellar Master, Michel
Fauconnet, Château Latour’s Director,
Frédéric Engerer and Mark Lochhead, Distillery Manager for
The exhibtion will showcase three areas of Sir
The Mayfair Squatters
These photographs are part of The Mayfair
Squatters series and were taken in the Mayfair squats of The DA!
Collective squatters. The Da! Collective were a group of young
students, homeless people, art activists and performers who moved
into Clarges Mews which connected to 25 Charles Street. They
held art exhibitions, workshops and lectures in the buildings,
allowing many people to see their splendour. These intimate
photographs were taken during private moments with Steph and
Claire, the matriarchs of the Da! Collective.
The Greatest Whisky
These series of portraits and landscapes
portray the story and diversity of modern whisky making in
Scotland. Starting with the oldest distillery at Lagavulin, Georgie
Crawford is photographed outside the Malt Bins, where the malt is
stored before starting the distilling process. The portraits then
follow through the various parts of a distillery, from the upper
and lower Washbacks where fermentation takes place through to the
warehouse where the spirit is matured in barrels. The landscapes
were all taken near to the distilleries and with the other
photographs of materials and equipment, give an overall view of
where and how whisky making happens in Scotland.
The Great Wine Makers
This collection is a series of intimate
portraits of the greatest wine makers working in Bordeaux. The key
parameters were to capture the character of the wine maker,
elements of their personalities and the connection and qualities
they subsequently express through their wines. Colin steered away
from the traditional portrait photographs, which tend to feature
vineyards, barrels, bottles and glasses of wine and instead focused
on the people behind the labels. These are very much Fine Art
portraits with a human focus.
AND ALL FOR FREE!
As a sensory accompaniment to the works on
display, The Marylebone Hotel will be offering a ‘Wine & Whisky
Package’ from the Champagne Bar to all guests and visitors of the
hotel viewing the exhibition. This comprises sample glasses of
champagne, wine and whisky to be enjoyed alongside the photography
and will cost £15 per person.
The exhibition and partnership with the
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery follows our tradition of working with
local businesses to celebrate and support Marylebone’s ‘village’
spirit. Produce for the hotel’s ONE08 restaurant is sourced from
butchers and shops on Marylebone High Street, and the hotel creates
bespoke walking tours of local attractions for guests.
More about the artist: Sir
Colin Hampden-White’s work explores the relationship that
people have with the place they inhabit: at home, at work, or in
the local area. His photographs open up the fault-lines between
subject and environment to reveal the space in which identity is
created. For more information, visit http://www.colinhampdenwhite.com/