Welcome to the Salon Contemporary Blog

Salon Contemporary is a vibrant hot-bed and network for new talent, carefully selected by director Samir Ceric from the UK's leading art schools, offering an array of original works that explode onto the art market with refreshing vivacity. Keep up to date with this blog for news on current competitions, future exhibitions and all the exciting projects the Salon staff have been up to!

Tomorrow is First Wednesdays

First Wednesdays will be launching tomorrow at Salon Contemporary from 6pm-9pm in collaboration with other local businesses in Notting Hill Gate area.

There will be amazing live performances happening at Salon Contemporary, including a surprise performance by our very own and recent Selfridges curator Nathalie Levi for Anna Ricciardi’s ‘Mermaid Performance’. The performance evokes both the horrors and glories of the English sea-side town in the reinterpretation of this myth, as a living, breathing, flirtatious, chocolate eating mermaid.

Salon Contemporary announces the second official Artist of The Week winner!

It’s the second week in and we’ve found a totally unique performance duo named Akleriah to add as Artist of The Week. Not just pretty faces, this collaborations juggle entertainment and stimulating intellectual content in their work. To apply, entrants can submit work of any medium, so what are you waiting for? Don’t miss stunning images of Akleriah on our blog.


Alan Yentob is taken back to his youth by StrangMacFarlane

Admiring the work of StrangMacFarlane yesterday at the Salon Summer Show 2010, Alan Yentob noted that the humorous Central Saint Martins graduate duo’s work reminded him of when he was starting out back in the 70's. StrangMacFarlane play on the unwritten etiquette and understandings that govern the gallery and tackle the pre-conceived values the viewer attaches to the art, ‘the artist and one’s self as a conscious body.’.

Wolf And Badger Selfridge Summer Residency.

 Salon Contemporarys latest project has been working in conjuction with Wolf & Badger and curator Nathalie Levi, in Wolf & Badger Summer Residency at Selfridges, taking place in their Wonder Room, incorporating their the finest art, jewellery and design pieces.

Not only that, within the programme are a selection of fantastic interactive experiences from various performances that will take place in Selfridges department store on Oxford Street, varying from those of music, dance, live art and dj's as part of the three week programme of events taking place 12-31 August.

Tuesday 24th - Wednesday 25th shows the worldwide talent of Bill Aitchison, providing the rare opportunity to see his highly regarding perfomance lecture 2012, which plays upon the borders of truth and fiction in art, politics, propaganda and entertainment.

Thursday 26th Vanessa Harden, Kevin Hill and Ben Fagen collaborate to present the first stage of their beehive experimental art, where they will exhibit their beehive sculpture and video installation. Also joined by a live painting performance from Joao Noro at 11am, followed by Keira Rathbones typewriter art performance inspired by nature, people and places at 12pm.

Friday 27th consists of Keira returning to demonstrate more of her typewriter performance followed at 1pm by Steve McGarrity's Human Plinth performance that has explored the understanding idenity. To complete the evenings performances are electronic two piece Bull in a Field 8pm.

Saturday 28th performing 11am Natalie Marie Dray will demonstrate an alian Dance performance, 4pm will be a retun form McGarrity with his Human Plinth performance. The day is closed by classically trained singer Caroline Pooley who at 7pm will shock you with her beautiful huge voice.

Sunday 29th Sophie Cullinan's Worn, interactive sculpture will accompany from 11am, Anna Ricciardi and her theatrical mermaid performance. Matt Cowan will later perform at 1-1.20 jig and 1.20-4pm Dj Set, influenced by established folk customs of the modern world.

Monday 30th The Silent Awkwardstra, improvised live music and ending Tuesday 31st 6.30pm with music from an young opera quartet, featuring Sophie Roos, Tim Elliot, Kathryn Walker and Joe Thompson.

There is such an amazing selection of performances to witness within this temporary resisdency.