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!

Join Akleriah on their colourful journey through the streets of Notting Hill this Nov 3rd!


This coming Wednesday 3rd November, as part of the First Wednesdays cultural fix, the stunning performance collective Akleriah will be taking you on a magical tour to some of the hottest and trendiest venues for art, fashion, design, music and night life!  The journey will be full of music, colour, costumes, poetry and much much more.....
and it all starts HERE - at SALON CONTEMPORARY!

The tour kicks off at 7.30pm in our gallery, and will end up at the very cool, eccentric 'supperclub' around 9.30pm for an evening of cocktails and cabaret!
DONT BE LATE for this important date!

We'll save you a place....

for more information on what Wednesday brings visit www.firstwednesdays.blogspot.com

Listen to Jacky Tsai's talk HERE!

On October 20th Jacky Tsai shared his work and thoughts to the public at Salon Contemporary.  It was a fascinating insight to his beautiful, cultural and political prints:

Click here to listen! :

Jacky explaining his work: "Flying Tiger"

Artist of the Week winner Jonathan Velardi meets Artist Jacky Tsai

Last Wednesday (20th October) Salon Contemporary's current exhibiting artist Jacky Tsai held two talks at the gallery.  The night was a great turn out - the audience were intrigued to hear about the rich influence of culture, politics and personal ambitions that embedded the artists work.
Jacky Tsai (left) and Jonathan Velardi
AND who did we also welcome?  Artist of the Week winner Jonathan Velardi!  Being a print maker himself, Jonathan came along to hear the tricks of the trade, from Mr.Tsai.  
..... a future collaboration perhaps? Watch this space!

Salon Contemporary call for artists to design our homepage.

Gallery director Samir Ceric and the Salon Contemporary team want to refresh the design on our website's home page.  We've had it for some time, and want something fun, edgy and eye-catching.  The team have developed a competition where each month we invite artists/designers to create an alternative background for the Salon Contemporary landing page.  At the end of each month, the winning design will be announced and available to view by all.  

The chosen designer will have their name credited at the bottom of the web page throughout the month for all to see, creating future contacts and a developed portfolio.  The winning artist/designer will also be recognised on news feeds, blogs and will receive plenty of coverage via social media.

How to Apply:

Send completed design, and an explanation to
info@saloncontemporary.com with ‘WEB DESIGN’ as header.

Salon Contemporary visits Frieze Art Fair 2010

Friday 15/10/10

The Salon Contemporary Team checked out Frieze Art Fair today to see what’s hot on the international art scene, and what a tasty selection there was. The girls also managed to catch a few gallerists from New York, Berlin, London and Tokyo, to exchange information about current talented artists. The marquee was buzzing with exciting art lovers from across the globe, all eager to get a feel for 2010’s talented artists.

The Salon Team from Left: Sophia Victoria, Carla Nizzola, Sanghee Kim and Athena Anastasiou

The Salon Contemporary team check out Supperclub last night!

Salon Contemporary had to find out why Supperclub describes themselves as, "A fiest for all the senses..." and we got our answer when we went!! We were greeted by the lovely Graham and Jeremy (manager), who gave us an overview of what happens there: from chic lounge dining to live dj's to projections/art work...and finishing up with the entertainment of flamboyant singers and dancers! In supperclub...you have to let your inhibitions go and let your creative energy flow! Supperclub is part of FIRSTWEDNESDAYS so don't miss NOV 3RD when they will povide you with fine dining and cabaret for "Paris la Nuit!" (complimentary admission with First Wednesdays flyer).  
To check the listings for First Wednesdays go to: www.firstwednesdays.co.uk
Salon Contemporary team @ Supperclub
Athena Anastasiou, Sophia Victoria, Jeremy Warcup (Manager), Carla Nizzola, Sanghee Kim)

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Sal Con receives BBC Radio 1Xtra Shout Out!

 Radio 1 DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford, the proud owner of 'Peace Sign', by the artist Jacky Tsai

Saturday morning (9/10/10) was an exciting day here at the Salon Contemporary.  BBC Radio 1xtra DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford gave a huge shout out to the Salon Team and current exhibiting artist Jacky Tsai as part of her breakfast show!  Sarah-Jane was a guest here at the gallery for the opening night of Tsai's first solo exhibition last Wednesday 6th October.  She is now the proud owner of one of Tsai’s pieces – a first time art buy for Sarah-Jane.  The DJ also enjoyed being part of the First Wednesdays event that night, in which she spoke about enthusiastically, naming it a, 'fantastic evening'.

To hear Sarah-Jane Crawford’s shout out to Jacky and the Salon team visit:

The DJ mentions the gallery around 8.18am – enjoy!

Don't miss Seren Jones at Salon Contemporary this November!

First Wednesday's was yet again a hit on the 6th of October when Jacky Tsai blew us away with his subtle balance between eastern traditional paintings and western modern art.  His intricate silk satin prints and flowered skulls will be boldly contrasted with our next First Wednesday's wonder...Seren Jones.

On the 3rd of November, we are proud to present you with Seren Jone's Exclusive debut solo show!  Seren is a recent Fine art graduate from Central St Martins and is loved for her female classical portraits that will hold your gaze with much strength and mystery.  These ladies all have their own stories to tell and draw you in to their strange and captivating virtues.  This exhibition is a must see!  If you want to explore Seren's work further, check out her interview with Sophia Victoria (Assistant to Gallery Director) on:  http://www.youtube.com/ArtistInterviewed.

Watch this space!
Seren Jones
'Probably Mrs Clement Edmoundes (a young Elizabeth) '

To keep up-to-date with First Wednesday's initiative, check out our new blog at:
 http://www.first-wednesdays.blogspot.com/ .

Our Seventh Artist of the Week takes on America!

Our 7th AoW winner Jonathan Velardi's animation, 'Flamingo Parade, 2010' (see above), has been selected for the 6th Annual PIXEL POPS! exhibit, 'Urban Realities' in New Jersey and New York, USA. Flamingo Parade will be screened every Wednesday throughout the month of October in several locations around the New York metropolitan area!

Congratulations!  The Salon Contemporary are very excited to have Jonathan as one of our Artist of the Week winners! 

Visit jonathanvelardi.blogspot.com for updates on the exhibition and jonathanvelardi.com for more information about previous projects and works.

Artist of the Week takes off!!

Artist of the Week is growing fast!  We're getting more and more applicants each week - the variety and standard of work is fresh, innovative and very exciting! The Salon Contemporary are going to be creating a specific AoW page for its website.  So you'll soon be able to keep up to date with our wining artists, and find out who will be shortlisted for the AoW Christmas Exhibition!