Firstsite is a public contemporary art gallery in Colchester, Essex. Over the last fifteen years it has gained a strong reputation, presenting ambitious work to new audiences in the East of England and beyond. Situated in Colchester’s ‘cultural quarter,’ the present building was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, and opened in 2011. Firstsite’s exhibitions are installed on a rolling six-monthly basis. Entitled Camulodunum, the gallery’s first show included works by artists including Ai Weiwei, Subodh Gupta, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Aleksandra Mir, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry, Robert Smithson, J. M. W. Turner, Andy Warhol, Martin Parr, Rebecca Warren and Bill Woodrow. Firstsite is a partner of Plus Tate, which uses Tate’s resources to contribute to a network of arts organisations across the country, and to increase public access to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art. As part of Tate’s Artist Rooms programme, Firstsite presented a major exhibition of works by Andy Warhol in 2016.
On Februray 24th, Saatchi Gallery will open SALON, a new venture that has been created to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure in the UK. SALON works in collaboration with galleries and artist’s estates, in selling exhibitions. Lévy Gorvy will inaugurate its first exhibition, Tsuyoshi Maekawa. This presentation will include a selection of paintings by the acclaimed Japanese artist from the 1950s and ’60s, with important loans from Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp.
Albany Arts Communications represents SALON.
Established in 1853, Maggs Bros Ltd. is one of the world’s largest and oldest antiquarian booksellers. Until November 2015 it was based at 50 Berkeley Square. It now has premises on Curzon Street, Mayfair, and will open a new shop at 48 Bedford Square at the end of May.
The Horiuchi Foundation recognises talent in the arts, providing life-changing opportunities for musicians and artists by promoting their talents to internationally reputable academies, competitions, residencies and awards.The Foundation organises and sponsors masterclasses, seminars and exhibitions around the world, providing financial support as well as career advice to talented young musicians and artists.
ArtCircle organises museum quality shows with the aim of promoting Modern and Contemporary Art through innovative pop-up exhibitions in prime venues worldwide.
Uniquely, it focuses on collaborating closely with international curators and art experts with each bringing their distinctive vision to each of the one off exhibitions presented through the platform.
The flexibility and mobility of ArtCircle’s model allow it to work on a shorter timeline as well as to hold exhibitions across a multitude of locations, thus ensuring a unique and enriching visitor experience.
Albany Arts handles every aspect of its public relations.
The Bethlem Gallery, established 1997, is situated on the grounds of The Bethlem Royal Hospital.
Managed by a small, artist-led team, the gallery provides a professional space for high-quality artwork and fosters a supportive artist-focused environment.
Exhibitions and events are programmed throughout the year presenting a wide range of mediums and contemporary practice. The gallery is an ideal platform for experimentation, collaboration and skills exchange. Collectively we strive to develop the careers, experience and expertise of the gallery artists by creating opportunities for professional development. Our successful artist-in-residence projects also work with patients and staff on site to improve people’s experience of the hospital environment.
Focal Point Gallery is a publicly funded art space located in Southend, Essex. Albany Arts Communications works with the gallery on a project basis. It is currently promoting the Peculiar People, an exhibition that charts the history of radicalism in Essex.
PACE is an international leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Albany Arts Communications works on a project basis with PACE LONDON.
© Keith Coventry, courtesy Pace Gallery
Founded in 2010 Blain|Southern shows the work of many established and emerging international artists. The gallery is located at 4 Hanover Square, and also has a space in Berlin. The Berlin gallery is located in the building that formerly housed the printing presses of the newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. The gallery is a concrete, steel and glass structure with a floor space of more than 1,300 square metres.
Albany Arts Communications works with the gallery on special projects.
Photo: Peter Mallet
Cultural Traffic is a fair for counterculture material founded by Toby Mott and presented alongside a day of performance, poetry, music and film.
Free and open to all, the fair, which is held both in the UK and US, dealers of new, rare and collectable books, zines, prints, posters, catalogues, vinyl and tapes, giving the public a unique opportunity to purchase an eclectic variety of items at affordable prices directly from the producers.
Above Image: Cultural Traffic 2017 at Firstsite, Colchester. Photo credit: Eddie Bacon
Dadiani Fine Art is located on Cork Street, Mayfair, and has a further gallery in Monaco. The former was founded by Eleesa Dadiani in 2014. In addition to its exhibition programme, the gallery hosts music, poetry, literature and history events throughout the year.
Albany Arts Communications advises on all aspects of its public relations and business development strategies.