Art for Living


The art of mixing classic and contemporary style defines the latest Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler exhibition at 89-91 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PH

Wednesday, 6th December – Thursday, 21st December 2017

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, renowned interior designers, are delighted to present a forthcoming exhibition Art for Living, in association with Fred Mann and New Art Projects. The exhibition will be held at the new Pimlico Road showrooms from Wednesday, 6th December to Thursday, 21st December.

“Increasingly our decorating and design commissions for private clients include modern pictures and objects. Exhibiting such works away from the traditional monochrome gallery setting and into a location with a sense of residential scale and colour makes for a far more dynamic and engaging show. Works by the seven different artists will be hung throughout the space, giving a unique opportunity to create striking juxtapositions with our antique and contemporary furniture, ceramics and accessories. Allowing the viewer a greater insight into how such pieces can work within a home” says Philip Hooper, design director for Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.

The seven artists selected by Fred Mann, director of New Arts Projects and Philip Hooper, are Fergus Hare, showing some of his landscapes of the south coast of England. Beautiful small paintings evoking twilight and pay homage to Samuel Palmer and the English landscape tradition. Canadian artist Zachari Logan will show his delicate drawings of floral wreaths together with a monumental pastel work of an urn filled with wild flowers native to Canada. Mat Humphrey will install some new elegant monochrome panels which reference the movement of light and sound through water. Kadie Salmon, a young Scottish artist who creates delicate hand-coloured photographs, will be showing pieces from her residency in Trondheim, and from her studio award at The Florence Trust. James Crowther, a British painter specialising in touching portraits of his subjects, has had work exhibited in a number of major UK collections including the National Portrait Gallery. Jack Milroy is represented by his signature acrylic boxes containing three-dimensional cut-out work. Hedley Roberts will exhibit one of his compelling and vibrant portraits that reference the way we portray ourselves on social media sites such as instagram.

“We decided to show these contemporary artists in a stylish and residential setting as we all live with visual art. The rooms at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler provide the ideal setting in which to enjoy it” says Fred Mann.


Exhibition times: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm; Saturday 10am-3.30pm

Prices range from: £1,500 – £15,000

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler was established in the 1930s by Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. This long established interior design and decorating firm recently relocated its Mayfair showrooms from Brook Street to Pimlico Road. The company’s current generation of designers has over 150 years of experience between them, and are as practised at creating 21st century interiors as they are at working on historic buildings. The majority of commissions are private and residential, ranging from notable stately homes to modern city apartments, from ranches in the Americas to ski chalets in Europe and tropical beach houses in the Caribbean.

New Arts Projects is the contemporary gallery of Fred Mann. The exhibition programme focuses on the work of emerging young and mid-career international artists who specialise in painting and drawing. The gallery has a reputation for striking installations and considered curation. They also invite the contribution of external curators to enrich the programme and provide a platform for diverse exhibitions.

For further information about the exhibition, contact Trudi Ballard, Colefax Group Press Office. Tel: +44 (0)20 7318 6001 Email: