The Berkeley Square Hotel offers visitors a stunning and unique visual experience, immersing them in art for the duration of their stay. After entering the hotel, a glass door reveals the Square Gallery beyond. Changing works of art are continually on display throughout the Square Gallery and Lower Deck bar. This permanent exhibition space has played host to modern works of art from over 50 artists since 2007.
Additionally, the hotel above the gallery is home to an impressive permanent art collection. Each floor has been given over to a single artist whose original works permeate the bedrooms and public spaces.
Open Gallery - Permanent Video Painting Installation
The video painting movement is a unique form of video art pioneered by London based Open Gallery. Shot using a stationary camera, a fixed lens and with no subsequent editing, video paintings challenge the narrative traditions of film and video. There is no music, no dialogue - no sound of any kind. The work is combined into series that play in intelligent sequences determined by the artist. And yet never repeat. By evading familiar narratives, video paintings encourage us to see the world afresh and discover in the everyday the limitations and constraints of language and meaning, we are led childlike into the fractal richness of the world. While video painting seeks to avoid narrative closure and pursues openness, elements of meaning are reintroduced through the title of each video painting and in the way the video paintings combine as a series.
The current Bristol-based Artist to be showcasing her work in our Private Members Club is Jessie Woodward. Fitting well into the eccentricity of The Square, Jessie's work is playful with colours and texture. Her use of layering, glitter and luminous paint add a vibrant vibe to the venue, granting an energetic joy to the eye. Her work has been recognised and displayed across the UK with The Other Art Fair, Roys People's Art Fair in Shoreditch and Windsor Contemporary Art Fair. Her unusual expressionist paintings have proved very popular with wedding guests, purchasing paintings as memorabilia from their big day at The Square Club.
- Sophie Webster
- Jim Starr
- Karen Edwards
- Sanchita Islam
- Julian Cox
- Kathy Luders
- Mary Rouncefield
- Paul Ambroziak
*All exhibited work is available for purchase*