Bold Tendencies
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Bold Tendencies

  • Bold Tendencies

On the evening of 31 May 2017, Founder & Director of Bold Tendencies, Hannah Barry led a tour with architects, Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett; and artists, Ewa Axelrad and Isaac Olvera.

Hannah led us up through Simon Whybray's iconic pink staircase hi boo i love you to the new highest point, the TOP DECK designed for level 10 by young British architects, Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett who introduced us to the space. The artists of the two new commissions for 2017, Ewa Axelrad (Let's go. Yes, let's go. (They do not move)) and Isaac Olvera (Your image will be weathered but never taken away), then talked us through their work and how it fits in with commissions from previous years by Richard Wentworth; Adel Abdessemed; Sam Riviere and Sophie Collins.

The tour was followed by food and drinks at Frank’s Cafe, the first architectural commission of Bold Tendencies which was designed by Practice Architecture (Lettice Drake and Paloma Gormley) and opened in 2008 by bartender Frank Boxer and chef Michael Davies. Bring on many more nights enjoying that incredible view in the months ahead!

Image: Richard Wentworth Agora (2015) Photographer: Quintin Lake.

Women for Women International
May
3
6:30 pm18:30

Women for Women International

  • Ham Yard Hotel

On 3 May 2017, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International-UK hosted a night for Marguerite at Ham Yard Hotel. 

Brita was in conversation with with fashion designer and Ambassador for Women for Women International, Alice Temperley MBE where they shared: news of the amazing work the charity are doing to help women survivors of war around the world rebuild their lives; tales of their 'sisters' that they sponsor; details on the #SheInspiresMe campaign; how the womens' designs are being incorporated into fashion in the UK; what motivates them in their own lives and careers and much more. All this whilst the Ham Yard Hotel kindly served delicious drinks and canapés! 

The event took place ahead of the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale hosted by Alex Eagle, The Store and The Vinyl Factory in Brewer Street Car Park, which members of Marguerite attended en mass!

For full information on Women for Women International, click here. For more information on sponsoring a sister for just £22/month, click here. Marguerite will be supporting Women for Women International through the Marguerite Summer Party 2017 and if you missed this event, worry not! There will be many more occasions on which you can learn about the amazing work the charity do!

Celia Hempton
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Celia Hempton

  • Cell Project Space

Artist, Celia Hempton hosted a wonderful evening for members of Marguerite where she was in conversation in her Hackney studio over Fisher’s Gin cocktails with writer and Special Projects Editor at Frieze Magazine, Matthew McLean. Celia and Matthew discussed the difficulties of painting a live volcano, the obstacles and emotions around painting her boyfriend and friends whilst they masturbate, painting from surveillance footage and the astonishing results of her forays into the world of Chat Random. 

The conversation was followed by a three course dinner with wine laid on especially for members of Marguerite, kindly hosted by our friends at Bistrotheque. 

Alex Eagle
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Alex Eagle

  • Alex Eagle Studio

Creative Director of Alex Eagle Studio and THE STORE x SOHO HOUSE BERLIN, Alex Eagle welcomed us to Alex Eagle Studio on Lexington Street, where she was in conversation with her best friend Nura Mosley, Style Editor at British Vogue.

Alex joyfully shared tales of her years spent 'cutting her teeth' as a Fashion Assistant at Harper's Bazaar, what she learnt about retail from working at Joseph, opening her first store in a tiny townhouse on Walton Street, how the pieces she sells are so often tried and tested in her own home, how it all brought her to launching THE STORE in 2014, a vast 30,000 square feet expanse in Berlin and her beautiful Lexington Street store in 2016 that we were sitting in on the evening and juggling motherhood and a career now that she has her baby boy, Jack.  

Members of Marguerite celebrated female vision and entrepreneurship at what is almost the year anniversary of Alex Eagle Studio on Lexington Street over Aperol Spritz's and Italian cheese and charcuterie boards. 

The Alex Eagle Studio is a unique retail experience showcasing an edit of high-end fashion, accessories, art, design, homeware, beauty and photography from around the globe, in surroundings conceived to recreate the intimacy of a home. Alex Eagle opened the doors to 91 Walton Street in December 2014, a townhouse in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge. In April 2016 the studio moved to Lexington Street in Soho, an expansive, light-filled space that is a step away from the shop front model of the past towards a new type of retail experience. Alongside an eclectic edit of fashion, Alex Eagle own brand, art, furniture and unique curiosities, Lexington Street houses the Alex Eagle studio and showroom, and operates as an event and gallery space. The result is an invigorating creative hub, a new destination to hang out and be inspired.

The Cranford Collection
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

The Cranford Collection

Muriel Salem, collector, Anne Pontégnie, Collection Curator and Louise Chignac, Special Projects Manager welcomed us to The Cranford Collection for an evening of tales of how the collection as grown since it's inception in the 90s, the all-female team's working relationship, what drives and inspires the family to collect and more. Muriel, Anne and Louise spoke with long-term friend of the Collection and Director of Collection, International Art at Tate, Gregor Muir.

A huge thanks to Gregor for being involved, to the team for welcoming us so warmly to their home and to Planche Kitchen for providing such delicious food for the evening!

Marguerite Presents: Snappy Salons on Women in the Arts as part of Uniqlo Tate Lates
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Marguerite Presents: Snappy Salons on Women in the Arts as part of Uniqlo Tate Lates

  • Tate Modern

Uniqlo Tate Lates takes place on the last Friday of every month and acts as an opportunity for visitors to experience Tate Modern after-hours with emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions, pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and workshops.

The February edition of Uniqlo Tate Lates celebrated the work of female artists in Tate's collection, as well as championing contemporary female artists, voices and cultural leaders and thinkers. As part of February's edition of Uniqlo Tate Lates, Marguerite was invited to host an event on the 6th Floor of the new Switch House. We therefore programmed a whole night of 'Snappy Salons', where we talked all things women in the arts. Find the full programme below!

Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern in conversation with Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the FT
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern in conversation with Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the FT

  • The Beaumont Hotel

On 23 February, the first female Director of Tate Modern since it opened in 2000, Frances Morris was in conversation about her life, career and what it's like to be a woman at the top of the art world with Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the FT!

Our lovely friends at The Beaumont looked after us once again with art deco splendour and drinks and canapés galore. 

 

Studio Visit with Artists, Annie Morris & Idris Khan
Feb
9
6:30 pm18:30

Studio Visit with Artists, Annie Morris & Idris Khan

  • Canonbury, London

Artists, Annie Morris and Idris Khan generously welcomed members of Marguerite to their beautiful studios for a night of art, jazz, laughter, bubbles and delicious food. All of this was complimented by a lively and open conversation about their separate practices and shared relationship with Kate Bryan, Head of Collections at Soho House & Co.

A huge thank you to The Kansas Smitty's House Band for the amazing music and to Planche Kitchen for the delicious food!

Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs in conversation with Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic
Feb
1
6:30 pm18:30

Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs in conversation with Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic

  • The Beaumont Hotel

The wonderful Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs was in conversation about her impressive career with Alice Rawsthorn, design critic for the New York Times and Frieze and author of Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. 

A huge thank you to The Beaumont Hotel for hosting us in their beautiful Lotos Room and for looking after us so well with flowing wine and canapés aplenty! 

Image-maker, Nick Knight on Fashion Illustration
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Image-maker, Nick Knight on Fashion Illustration

  • SHOWstudio

Image-maker, Nick Knight kindly hosted us at his SHOWstudio for a panel discussion on fashion illustration with resident fashion illustrator and Gallery Manager of SHOWstudio, Bex Cassie and fashion illustrators, Gill Button, Jenifer Corker and Amelie Hegardt.

Thank you to Jones & Sons Dalston for the tasty canapes, to The Hardihood for the raw cakes and Vranken Pommery UK for the bubbles! We had the best time!

A video of this discussion will be available shortly. 

Champagne Power Brunch at Rosewood London
Jan
15
11:00 am11:00

Champagne Power Brunch at Rosewood London

  • Rosewood London

Rosewood London generously hosted Marguerite in the Scarfes Bar on Sunday 15 January for our Champagne Power Brunch, perfectly complimented by a conversation about all things women in the arts! What a wonderful way to spend a wet and windy Sunday morning and to kick off 2017! The following power women took part in the discussion: 

Kate Bryan, Head of Collections, Soho House and Co (Chair)
Alia Al-Senussi, Patron

Emily Magnuson, Head of International Philanthropy at Tate
Marisa Bellani, Founder & Director of Roman Road

Christmas Cheer & Merriment with Marguerite and House of Voltaire 2016
Dec
9
6:30 pm18:30

Christmas Cheer & Merriment with Marguerite and House of Voltaire 2016

  • House of Voltaire

London non–profit art gallery Studio Voltaire’s new flagship store House of Voltaire sells artworks, limited edition prints and exclusive home wares, clothing and objects by world–renowned artists and designers including Michael Craig-Martin, Jim Lambie, Jeremy Deller, Cory Arcangel, Nikki Tibbles & Laura Aldridge, Ed Ruscha, Roksanda and more!

House of Voltaire kindly hosted Marguerite's Christmas party on Friday 9 December, with a little help from our friends at Champagne Selavy, Jägermeister, Jones & Sons and a surprise Christmas performance by our new favourite drag artist, Bourgeoisie!

All proceeds directly supported Studio Voltaire's exhibition and education programmes. 
 

Official Launch of Marguerite with Holly Blakey
Nov
1
7:30 pm19:30

Official Launch of Marguerite with Holly Blakey

  • The Store

To celebrate the OFFICIAL launch of Marguerite and Marguerite 1938, artist and choreographer Holly Blakey was in conversation with Kate Hutchinson, Deputy Editor of the Guardian Guide about her work followed by an exclusive extract of Some Greater Class; a live music video exploring the boundaries of dance, pop, sexuality and art. The event also celebrated The Vinyl Factory's release of music from the show by Gwilym Gold and Darkstar. 

Thank you to Holly Blakey, her dancers, Gwilym Gold, George Harper, Vinyl Factory, G'Vine Gin and Fentimans for an amazing evening!

Marguerite Humeau & Otobong Nkanga with Sam Thorne, Director of Nottingham Contemporary
Oct
15
11:00 am11:00

Marguerite Humeau & Otobong Nkanga with Sam Thorne, Director of Nottingham Contemporary

  • Nottingham Contemporary

For the October edition of Marguerite, the new Director of Nottingham Contemporary, Sam Thorne welcomed us to the gallery with Artist, Marguerite Humeau. Sam led a tour of the Otobong Nkanga and Marguerite Humeau shows for members of Marguerite before lunch at the gallery and a visit to the neighbouring Syson Gallery. 

Image Marguerite Humeau, exhibition view, FOXP2, Palais de Tokyo (23.06 - 11.09.2016). Courtesy the artist, C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels, DUVE Berlin. Photo Spassky Fischer. 

Martin Creed, What You Find with Alice Workman, Senior Director of Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Sep
9
Sep 11

Martin Creed, What You Find with Alice Workman, Senior Director of Hauser & Wirth Somerset

  • Hauser & Wirth Somerset

For Marguerite's second trip outside of London, we visited Hauser & Wirth Somerset to catch the final weekend of Martin Creed's solo exhibition 'What You Find', which included paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which were created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. 

The trip included a tour of Hauser & Wirth's galleries and gardens led by Alice Workman, Senior Director of Hauser & Wirth, a studio visit with Hauser & Wirth's current Artist in Residence, Djordje Ozbolt, a grand feast at Roth Bar & Grill, dinner in Matt's house at Matt's Kitchen, a wine tasting hosted by More Wine, a long Sunday brunch in the manor's grounds with tennis, hot tub time and papers aplenty! All in all, an idillic weekend away! 

Sid Motion, Director of Sid Motion Gallery in conversation with Liz Jobey, Associate Editor of FT Weekend Magazine
Jul
14
6:30 pm18:30

Sid Motion, Director of Sid Motion Gallery in conversation with Liz Jobey, Associate Editor of FT Weekend Magazine

  • Sid Motion Gallery

For the July edition of Marguerite, Sid Motion, Director of London's eponymous Sid Motion Gallery was in conversation with Liz Jobey, Associate Editor of FT Weekend Magazine. Sid and Liz discussed Sid's experiences of setting up the newly-opened Sid Motion Gallery, the inaugural show titled ‘What’s it going to be?’ and her plans for the future. Such a wonderful evening made all the better by ice cream sarnies served by Milo & Hector's, popcorn supplied by Propercorn and aperol aplenty!

Champagne Afternoon Tea with Julia Peyton-Jones & Gregor Muir
Jun
5
4:00 pm16:00

Champagne Afternoon Tea with Julia Peyton-Jones & Gregor Muir

  • The Delaunay

Marguerite members enjoyed a fabulous champagne afternoon tea at The Delaunay with Julia Peyton-Jones, former Director of Serpentine Galleries (1991-2016) and Director of Serpentine Summer Programmes 2016 and Gregor Muir, Executive Director of the ICA since 2011 and soon-to-be Director of Tate's International Art Collection! 

Julia Peyton-Jones, who raised visitor numbers by hundreds of thousands and famously hosted Tilda Swinton asleep in Cornelia Parker’s glass box, is to step down from Serpentine Galleries in July 2016 after 25 years. Quizzed by her good friend and fellow London Institution Director, Gregor Muir, Julia shared tales of her long and triumphant career in the art world.

Glasgow International Festival 2016
Apr
8
Apr 10

Glasgow International Festival 2016

  • Glasgow International Festival

Glasgow International Festival is a world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art which showcases the best of local and international art. 

The seventh edition takes place in various venues and locations across the city, including Glasgow's major art spaces and cultural institutions. The ambitious programme includes exhibitions, events, talks, performances and projects by international and Glasgow-based artists.

Marguerite's visit on the opening weekend included an introduction by the festival's Director, Sarah McCrory, a visit to artist, Claire Barclay's studio, curator-led tours of shows at Mary Mary, The Modern Institute, Koppe Astner, Project Ability and visits to GOMA, Tramway, House for an Art Lover and Kelvin Hall - not to mention bucket loads of FUN!

Rankin Live
Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

Rankin Live

  • Annroy, Rankin Photography

British portrait and fashion photographer, Rankin welcomed members of Marguerite to his Kentish Town studio for an exclusive studio visit, complete with full hair and make up and individual portrait shoots by the man himself. What. A. Night. 

 

Private Collection Visit with Valeria Napoleone
Jan
14
7:00 pm19:00

Private Collection Visit with Valeria Napoleone

  • Kensington, UK

Collector and Founder of Valeria Napoleone XX, Valeria Napoleone welcomed members of Marguerite to her beautiful Kensington home to share her experiences of collecting over the past 25 years. Valeria Napoleone XX brings work by female artists to museums in England and America.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Dec
17
6:30 pm18:30

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

  • ICA

'The career of socialite, collector, patron and salonniere Peggy Guggenheim must be the most mind-bogglingly eventful in the history of 20th-century art.' 

London's ICA hosted a screening of Lisa Vreeland's documentary, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict for members of Marguerite. Perfect given that Marguerite is named after Peggy herself! What a woman. 

Caterina Silva
Oct
28
6:30 pm18:30

Caterina Silva

  • Bosse & Baum

Caterina Silva and Bosse & Baum Founders, Alex Warder and Lana Bountakidou gave Marguerite members a pre-preview tour of Caterina’s first solo show in London before it opened to the public later that week! Amongst other female artists, Caterina's work draws inspirations from Helen Frankenthaler's paintings and works on wood, as well as Agnes Martin's writings on the emotive and expressive power of art. We then skipped over the road for pasta and plonk at Forza Win - lovely stuff! 

Turner Prize 2015 Winners, Assemble
Aug
11
6:30 pm18:30

Turner Prize 2015 Winners, Assemble

  • Sugarhouse Studios

Assemble are a London-based collective who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members. Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realisation of the work.

Assemble's Joe Halligan kindly gave Marguerite members a tour of their Stratford studios before the group went on to win The Turner Prize in December 2015!