|Salon Arts Salon & Prize 2013, Ritz Hotel London|
I am very excited to announce that I am an inaugural member of the new Perrier-Jouet Arts Salon and Prize.
“In my position as Executive Director of the Crafts Council, I am delighted to Chair the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon, highlighting the talents of young British makers, whose craft will be given the opportunity to shine,” said Rosy Greenlees.
Candidates will be nominated by leaders in the fields of Applied Arts and Craft, and the winner’s work will best evoke a contemporary interpretation of the Art Nouveau spirit of the House of Champagne Perrier-Jouët, ‘transforming the mundane of everyday life into something truly beautiful’.
My fellow Salon Members are:
Chair for 2013 Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director of the Crafts Council
Peter Aspden, art writer for the Financial Times,
Tord Boontje, Artist
Louisa Buck, art writer and correspondant for the Art Newspaper
Tony Chambers, Editor Wallpaper
Claire Coles, Artist
Nancy Durant, art writer for the Times
Nicole Farhi, Fashion Designer
Harry Handelsman, Art Collector
Stephen Jones, Miliner
Kate MccGwire, Artist
Julia Royse, curator and art advisor
We had our first meeting at the Ritz last week, and what an evening it was. We had a champagne matched dinner, which was amazing. Perrier-Jouet were wonderful hosts and made sure the evening was a great success. It was also great to meet my fellow members, who are all such distinguished members of the art and design world and to have them all in one place was just wonderful. I am grateful indeed to have been invited to be part of the Salon. At our next meeting we will be judging the 8 nominated artists, it will be interesting to see who has been nominated and make the big decision on who should win the prize.
It was one of those evenings that the time just flies by and suddenly it's very late and I had to leave as I had to get up early for a flight the next day.
Here are some photos of the evening. I'll probably do another post as there are so many and I haven't even touched on the food and the different kinds of champagne they served with each course.
The photos are all by Helen Abraham, she has some more photos on her blog as well.
|The start of the evening, there was much conversation to be had|
|me looking a bit serious|
|I love this photo, the waitress looks so cute, and those canapes were delicious|
|There was lots of this...|
|and some more of this....|
|Rosy Greenlees - chair for 2013|
|The beautiful dining room|
|The place settings|
|James Robinson one of our hosts from Perrier-Jouet|
|Axelle de Buffevent, style director for Perrier-Jouet, also one of our hosts for the dinner|
|Neil Phillips, who talked us through all the different champagnes we had|
I couldn't finish with out a couple more shots of the champage...