A new immersive art experience will allow visitors to surround themselves with works of art that will be displayed throughout the venue, including bedrooms, corridors and gardens. Aptly named Sleeping with Art, among the artwork, classic cars and supercars will be displayed as works of art.
Sleeping with Art will take place on 23 and 24 September at Lemore Estate in Herefordshire and will welcome 200 visitors who are passionate about cars and art.
The event will display the work of over sixty artists, among them famous names as well as rising stars. The works are curated for guests to experience car inspired art as well as work influenced by the landscapes drivers experience on their travels. Art In... will also bring work from their agency's portfolio.
Gered Mankowitz and Christian Furr will unveil a unique collaborative artwork they are creating for the event, these one-off pieces have never been shown before.
US based artist Derek Gores will exhibit his work for the first time in the UK. Fine art photographer Alexandro Pelaez will show new work taken during his lockdown in the empty streets of Rome, Italy. Printmaker Jonathan Lawes will unveil new work inspired by the colours of the Yucatan in Mexico. Sculptor Margot Roulleau-Gallais will show a bust of British motorsport commentator Murray Walker specially created for this event. Kristjana S Williams will showcase four bespoke pieces, one of them a dreamy like world map. Emma Tweedie and Jan Gardner will bring work inspired by landscapes from their home countries: Ireland and Wales. Abstract expressionists work by Ian Rayer-Smith will also be shown.
Traquair Acquisitions will present a selection of Norfolk artist Guy Allen’s Moon Series, adding a dream like quality to the event. Rising star of the art world - Jack Davis, is currently using the ancient meadows and dream like midsummer evenings of Lemore Estate as an inspiration to create new work.
Among the artists showcasing their car themed work are Scottish Pop artist Stuart McAlpine Miller, motoring artist Paul Oz, Miami based Camilo Rios (aka RIOCAM) and car designer Robert Melville.Other names include: Benedict Radcliffe, Micke O'Connor, Paul Howse, Rob Sheppard and The Whale Project. The Guild of Motoring Artists will also display work by their artists.
In collaboration with photographer Bart Kuykens and UNICEF UK, Sleeping with Art will be fundraising for UNICEF, the charity leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation ever: The Global COVAX Facility. One large scale fine art print of his iconic Emory Porsche 356 chassis photograph will be sold with proceeds to go to UNICEF UK and members of the public are encouraged to donate via their JustGiving page.
Gordon Glick, Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships and Philanthropy, UNICEF UK said: “‘We are delighted that Bart Kuykens and Sleeping with Art have chosen to raise funds for UNICEF UK. The Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest and most urgent global crisis that children have faced since World War Two. The world will only begin to recover from the pandemic when people in lower-income countries have access to vaccines, tests and treatments. UNICEF is ensuring that no one is left and is on a mission to deliver 2 billion vaccines around the world this year. Funds raised will protect those most at-risk, help struggling health services get back on their feet and ensure that millions of children can go back to school.”
Cars including The Bentley Unifying Spur, created by designer Rich Morris will be displayed. Callum Designs will bring a special vehicle. Aston Martin Heritage Trust, Jaguar Land Rover and Morgan Motors are also showcasing their cars.