sketch exhibitions

Celebrated British artist, David Shrigley, has transformed the Gallery at sketch to further our long-term ambition of an artist-conceived restaurant. Opening for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, the project follows the huge success of artist Martin Creeds restaurant commission at sketch in 2012.
239 new works will line the restaurants walls, forming the largest group of original drawings David Shrigley has ever exhibited.
The Gallery at sketch has been refurbished by Paris based architect and designer India Mahdavi, who has created a backdrop for David Shrigleys artwork. Creating a soothing, monochromatic, strikingly comprehensive interior.

To mark the 10th anniversary of sketch, from 1st March 2012 Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed transformed the Gallery restaurant in the first of a new long-term programme of artist-designed restaurants for the venue. Through a series of new works both functional and decorative, Creed createed an environment that is at once as an exhibition, an artwork, a restaurant and an Events space.

Over the past decade sketch has hosted over fifty major exhibitions of moving image in the gallery, including shows by Carsten Nicolai, Jo hn Baldessari, Jonas Mekas and Sylvie Fleury, as well as numerous off-site projects such as the CINACT series at The Gate Cinema in collaboration with Serpentine Gallery and international touring programmes such as A New Stance for Tomorrow at Bidoun Artists Cinema, Art Dubai and Volta Film, Tribeca Grand Screen, New York.

With this new initiative sketch continues to contribute to 9 Conduit Street’s rich heritage as a destination for experimentation in design, art and architecture in a building whose previous incarnations over the past century include hosting the headquarters of RIBA and the Atelier of Christian Dior.  


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