The theme of this years International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge on the understanding that through challenge comes change. We wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the amazing women in our portfolio. We work closely with our artists on exciting hospitality projects around the globe. To us it doesn’t matter what gender the artist identifies as, but how well they can tell a story through their art. We are proud to have a gender equal platform but that said, we have some incredibly talented women in our portfolio that any opportunity we can take to sing their praises we will!
We are launching the Art Story Student Open Instagram competition to support emerging artists affected by the pandemic.
Calling all students…We recognise that over the last 12 months Art students have had limited access to facilities and resources due to Covid-19 restrictions. We have created an amazing opportunity to kick-start your artistic career and an accessible platform for you to showcase your artwork.
We are here to tell your story. Good Luck!
“Art is the highest form of hope,” Gerhard Richter
2020 was a difficult year and it was a particularly hard year for the hospitality industry. The emergence of Covid 19 and the closure of so many commercial interior spaces from restaurants, hotels to work spaces, at times it will have made the future of the sector for look bleak. Yet here we are in a new year, and while we are not out of the proverbial woods just yet, we at Art Story wanted to share with you our thoughts on hope.
What is hope? Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. Hope is the future that we strive for. It is the space between discontent and contentment. Hope is a yearning for better position than the one we find ourselves currently presiding. Therefore 2021 by its nature is the embodiment of hope. Much like Edward Ruscha’s 1998 artwork entitled Hope, where the artist has attempted to abstract the word hope by use of a spray gun. We are not out of the darkness yet but hope is present and emerging. Read More
Is there a business case for including art in a bar or restaurant interior scheme? We at Elegant Clutter and Art Story certainly think so!
In this interview for Design Insider, Harry Pass, Creative Director, discusses how art can be a valuable marketing tool and contribute to a bar or restaurant’s success on many different levels.
An important visual tribute by talented UK portrait artists, to the individuals who have put their physical and mental health on the line during the Covid-19 crisis is how it has been described…
From Thursday, all non essential shops, bars and restaurants are set to close until 2nd December 2020. Hotels are allowed to remain open but only for limited reasons are people allowed to travel. After an extremely challenging year, many businesses in this sector will be fighting for their survival this winter. For those that survive what does the future of hospitality look like? What will the general public seek from these establishments when things do return to a sense of normality?
Harry Pass, Creative Director, demystifies the daunting process of talking about art and offers fascinating insights into how to brief your project requirements and get the best art scheme for your space.
If you could meet any artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Harry shares his own stories, answers questions on his views on art and gives insights into the launch of Art Story in a Q&A with Alys Bryan, Editor of Design Insider…
Clare Howlett, Artwork Design Manager at Elegant Clutter, talks to Hotel Designs’ Editor, Hamish Kilburn, about how the brand is engaging new artists and the process it applies when pairing artists to projects.