ME London’s Marconi Lounge has in recent years been the place on the art world’s radar with its series of rotating art and photography exhibitions. Set in the hustle and bustle of theatreland, located just off the Strand at the sleek ME London hotel, the iconic lounge has been home to incredible works of art, predominantly those who are up and coming.
In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, ME London will be hosting ‘The Queen of Arts’ exhibition in the iconic Marconi Lounge, showcasing different impressions of the monarch by artists curated by Gone Rogue. The exhibition will run from 25th April to 30th June and showcases four different art techniques from four different artists: Heath Kane’s dark subversive themes; Hannah Nijsten’s abstract portraiture; Dan Pearce’s Warhol-inspired urban technique; and Kristjana S Williams, an Icelandic artist who creates pieces inspired by nature. Each of the artists will be paying tribute to the long-reigning Queen Elizabeth II. Whilst enjoying the art, those who walk the gallery of the Marconi Lounge during this time can also sample a special Jubilee cocktail menu, commemorating each era of the Queen’s reign.
Previously, Marconi Lounge embark on a journey with Japanese-born fine artist and street painter SAKI with her solo show U•KI•YO / ?? / Transient World, as part of ME by Melia’s WOMAN IS ART campaign. She presented a mesmerising exhibition, combining traditional techniques with a journey of healing and self-acceptance by applying concepts of nature, realism, and raw realness to her portraits of beautiful women. During her residency, SAKI painted her final piece of the collection in her ME London hotel room, voicing what ‘ME’ means to her as part of her unique story. During her time at the hotel, SAKI also demonstrated the various types of Kimono with vintage kimono expert and shop owner Sonoe Sugawara; sharing the life events associated with the wearing of each type of kimono, touching on design iconography and the translation into modern-day pop culture and fashion.
Following in the footsteps of SAKI, another artist who took part in the WOMAN IS ART campaign, is renowned Dubai-based portrait photographer and visual artist Marta Lamovsek. Marta’s fabulous exhibition was in collaboration with ME London’s International Woman’s Day celebrations. Adding a playful touch of quirky props and bold accessories, Marta embellishes her subjects in unique items of clothing sourced in Dubai’s old-world bazaars, and photographs them in front of a colourful backdrop, channelling cultural diversity through her striking portraits.
ME by Melia’s WOMAN IS ART series explores the world of female empowerment and tells the story of each artist through their distinctive works of art.
The exhibitions at Marconi Lounge have been wonderfully unique, and we look forward to announcing what’s to come!