Bond Street and the Royal Academy of Arts announce Art in Mayfair 2022 including specially commissioned work by Mali Morris RA
- Bond Street and the Royal Academy of Arts announce details of the fifth Art in Mayfair running June-July
- Mali Morris RA commissioned to design vibrant flags to hang above Bond Street
- Participating brands include Louis Vuitton, Fendi, MaxMara and leading tailors from Savile Row
- Andy Denzler, Kojo Marfo and David Breuer Weil are among the artists to install large-scale sculptures across Mayfair
- Pace Gallery announce original performance piece in newly re-opened Hanover Square
Kalliopi Lemon, ‘Bag of Aspirations’ Presented by Gazelli Art House for Art in Mayfair 2020
The world-leading fashion and jewellery brands of Bond Street will come together with the Royal Academy of Arts for six weeks of art and culture in London’s Mayfair. Art in Mayfair, a celebration of Mayfair’s vibrant cultural scene, will run from 20 June – 31 July 2022.
This year Contemporary British artist Mali Morris RA has been invited to design the flags that will hang above Bond Street. Morris’s multi-layered canvases explore the language of painting and its ever-changing expressive possibilities. Her focus is colour, light and space. For her Art in Mayfair flag designs, Mali has worked carefully to scale, thinking about how the designs will read across the vast space of Bond Street. She has been conscious of how luminosity will open up the space of the street and is fascinated to see how her colours will move through space and transform with the real light of day, which is different every minute.
Bond Street will collaborate with the Royal Academy to showcase installations, pop-up events and dynamic activations that will transform the neighbourhood into a live exhibition in recognition of Mayfair’s rich art heritage. Bond Street and Mayfair’s most iconic brands and designers collaborate with artists to showcase their creativity and craftsmanship.
Participating brands include Louis Vuitton, Fendi and MaxMara, Pickett as well as jewellers’ Pomellato and the esteemed tailors of Savile Row such as Richard James, Dege & Skinner, Anderson & Sheppard, Henry Poole, and Cad and the Dandy, who will be showcasing works by a wide range of artists. Art in Mayfair will also include the Mayfair Sculpture Trail, a collaboration with Mayfair Art Weekend, which offers an immersive art experience like no other, allowing the public to re-engage with art and explore both the temporary and permanent artworks on the streets of Mayfair.
Mayfair art trail.
The trail features an interactive outdoor exhibition of temporary sculptures presented by galleries participating in Mayfair Art Weekend, alongside permanent sculptures and public art situated in the iconic neighbourhood. The Mayfair Sculpture Trail will include works by Kojo Marfo (presented by JD Malat Gallery), David Breuer Weil (presented by E&R Cyzer), Andy Denzler and Lee Gil Rae (presented by Opera Gallery), Michael Speller (presented by Clarendon Fine Art), and Maurice Blik (presented by Bowman Sculpture). Spotlighted are favourite permanent installations around Mayfair from Banksy, Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink, Anthony Gormley, and a new installation of sculpture by Jill Berelowitz at 45 Park Lane.Full details of the programme for Art in Mayfair
can be found at https://www.bondstreet.co.uk/
About Bond Street
London’s famous Bond Street is renowned across the world for its wealth of elegant flagship stores, exclusive brands, designer fashion, fine jewellery, and watches. Its leading art galleries and auction houses have played a pivotal role in the heritage of the area, creating a unique and thriving mix of culture and luxury that defines the destination. New West End Company is a leading voice for the West End’s retail and property sector, representing 600 businesses across 80 streets in London’s West End & Mayfair including Bond Street. Working in partnership with members and stakeholders, the organisation has driven a renewal of London’s retail heartland and continues to lead transformational projects, while creating meaningful relationships with commercial partners to further elevate the global profile of the West End & Mayfair to international, domestic, and local audiences. www.bondstreet.co.ukAbout the Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts was founded by King George III in 1768. It has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists. Its public programme promotes the creation, enjoyment, and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education, and debate. The Royal Academy is an independent charity. It does not receive revenue funding from the government so is reliant upon the support of its visitors, donors, sponsors, patrons, and loyal Friends. Royalacademy.org.uk About Mayfair Art Weekend
Mayfair Art Weekend celebrates the diverse offering of this internationally renowned, vibrant hub of creativity and craftsmanship; where the worlds of art, fashion and luxury sit side by side. Each year, Mayfair Art Weekend partners with a host of art galleries in the area to offer an extensive programme of FREE exhibitions, walking trails, events, performances, talks and tours across Mayfair.www.mayfairartweekend.com