SPRING1883 returned to The Hotel Windsor from 1-4 August 2018, as part of Melbourne Art Week, coinciding with the Melbourne Art Fair. The fifth edition of SPRING1883 saw 24 galleries showcasing the best contemporary art from the region and beyond across the four luxurious levels of Melbourne’s grandest heritage hotel, together with In Bloom, in The Project Room and a special presentation by Third Drawer Down.
Location — The Hotel Windsor 111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Registration — The Hotel Windsor Lobby
SPRING1883 Opening Hours —
Wednesday 1 August – VIP and Media Previews (by Invitation)
Thursday 2 August – 12-7pm
Friday 3 August – 12-8pm – followed by SPRING1883 Artist Party
Saturday 4 August – 12-7pm
SPRING1883 Artist Party
Friday 3 August – 8-11pm, The Grand Ballroom, The Hotel Windsor
FREE ENTRY, DJS & Pay Bar
Pommery Pop-Up Bar — The Grand Ballroom, The Hotel Windsor
Friday 3 August, 12–7pm
Saturday 4 August, 12–7pm
Enjoy a glass of Pommery paired with a delectable selection of morsels and plates brought to you by Jerome Tremoulet, Executive Chef at The Hotel Windsor.
The Project Room – Room 130
In Bloom, curated by Madé Spencer-Castle and Jeremy Eaton
In Bloom is a Baroque installation of floral themed artworks and bespoke flower arrangements created by Cecilia Fox, creating a sumptuous and excessive display that considers contemporary approaches to the genre of still life and everything floral in art. In Bloom plays cheekily on the metaphor of the ‘blossoming’ emerging artist, SPRING1883 and the décor of the Windsor Hotel. Arranging early career and established artists together within the same bouquet, In Bloom engages with one of the most ubiquitous symbols that permeates art, design, architecture and daily life—the flower; to consider its various contemporary (in)carnations.
Third Drawer Down – Room 107 [Prince Albert Suite]
Since 2003, Third Drawer Down has collaborated with the most influential artists of our time, translating their works into gift and homeware collections with an uncompromising dedication to artistic integrity, functionality, and making art accessible. Third Drawer Down’s SPRING1883 experience has been carefully curated to showcase a special selection of artful goods from local and international artists including David Shrigley, Louise Bourgeois, Guerrilla Girls, Yayoi Kusama, Reg Mombassa, Margaret Preston and one very special inflatable collaboration with Cindy Sherman.
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