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This is a collection of our most important news, as well as beautiful & interesting things we’ve seen….

Saga Cruises

In March 2017, SAGA Cruises announced “Spirit of Discovery” as the name of its new cruise ship, due for delivery Summer 2019 from Meyer Werft shipyard.

Championing British artistic talent, SMC Art shall be undertaking all aspects of artwork procurement for the small-cruise ship.

SMC Art is looking forward to working with SAGA Cruises and its partners on this exciting new build project.

World Dream – Dream Cruises

SMC Art is excited to continue our collaboration with Genting, Hong Kong, on Genting Dream’s sister ship: World Dream.

Developing the cultural themes from Genting Dream, SMC Art has travelled extensively to discover emerging talent within Asia and Europe. Particular focus is being paid to artists and craftsmen who use traditional methods in a thoroughly modern way, and with new and exciting media.

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Genting Dream

SMC Art has recently completed the artwork procurement programme for Genting Hong Kong’s new ship, Genting Dream.

Commissioning over 4000 pieces of work, SMC Art collaborated with Genting on every aspect of the commissioning process. The extensive collection is International in its range, and includes work from artists in Thailand, China, Bali, Korea and Europe.

There is a strong narrative running throughout the on board collection; with the artists exploring themes of dreaming, escapism, and travel.

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SMC XIV

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On 5th December we held our first exhibition, XIV, at Art Bermondsey on the nearby Bermondsey street. The was intended as a look back at our favourite and most exciting artists that we have worked with over the past year. Exhibiting artists were a mixture of new talent that we have discovered in 2014 as well as longstanding SMC collaborating artists. The show included work by Zac Greening, Fenella Elms, Petr Weigl, Sally Fawkes, Richard Jackson, Rosie Emerson, Nick Smith, Zoe Moss, Mike Dix, Same Gare, Tim Hall, Kim Baker, Ptolemy Mann, Dan Hillier, Fin Dac, Kevin Fazackerley, Ewan Eason as well as SMC regular Nick Smith. We worked with our inhouse graphics depratment to design and produce the beautiful invitations. Oof – embossing!

We really enjoyed catching up with everyone and admiring the collection. Drinks were provided by local Hawkes brewey and the delicious bespoke cake pops were provided by Lexalicious. Here are a few photos from the evening;

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Grand Harbour Hotel

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We were asked by an interior architect to provide an extensive collection of artwork for the guestrooms, corridors and meeting rooms of the Grand Harbour Hotel – a 4 star hotel in Southampton that was undergoing a major refurbishment.

The client’s brief was to keep the artwork Classic,  something that would be visually interesting and informative to guests with possible references to the surrounding area. Therefore we provided black and white historic photographs of the local area, sourced from various archives to create a visual timeline of Southampton along the length of the corridors. The photographs concentrated on the predominant shipping industry of Southampton, as well as local architecture and public houses.

The client requested that the artwork in the guestrooms was crisp and timeless so we commisisoned a series of elegent yacht photography, again making reference to Southamptons renowned harbour and sailing associations. Cyrus the Virus online slot review – gamblingguides Pad – Online Slots

Genting World

GentingWe are excited to announce that we will be working on the complete artwork procurement programme for the new Star Cruises ship – Genting World, due to be launched in Autumn 2016.

Being built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg Germany, the ship will feature over 2000 cabins, an extensive casino as well as a huge variety of restaurants and bars.

As the passengers will be predominatly Asian we will be sourcing alot of beautiful bespoke artwork from China, Japan and Malaysia.

St Andrews

We were approached by a private client to commission a bespoke piece for a beautiful 11 bedroom period property in the Scottish town of St. Andrews.

The property has a grand stairlanding, which required an impressive piece to do justice to the scale of the space. We commissioned a Scottish artist, Sarah Carrington, to produce a monumental 3 metre tall diptych. The result was a beautiful, abstract seascape which tonally tied in the heathery colours of the space. The client has always been drawn to the colours and aesthetic of the wild, rugged coastline of parts of Scotland, and so we worked closely with the artist to ensure that the artwork paid homage to this.

The client has since asked us to commission a further collection of artwork by local Scottish talent for the rest of the property.