Curatorial collective and art consultancy
Patch specializes in the placement of contemporary art in a range of places that includes members clubs, hotels, restaurants, private homes and public spaces. We handle the curatorial selection, project management and installation. With extensive relationships with artists and galleries we find the best art to suit the specific needs of our clients.
The concept for Patch was originally conceived in 2011 with Katie Heller’s launch of the highly renowned art programme at The Lloyds Club. Building upon this success, Patch was then established as a consultancy in January 2013.
Patch’s core goal is to showcase the work of both leading contemporary artists as well as burgeoning talent while closely collaborating with galleries to give wider recognition to their practice. Patch has three main aims: to enhance the spaces we engage with, to add value to our partners and to create a valuable experience for all those who attend our exhibitions.
Current & upcoming projects
The House of St. Barnabas
The House of St Barnabas is both a charity and a beautiful Grade I listed venue in the heart of Soho. This innovative, not-for-profit members’ club will integrate with an employment academy working with those affected by homelessness to provide training and employment mentoring.
As well as procuring a stunning art collection with donations from leading artists such as Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and Jeremy Deller, part of the club will also be used for an art programme run by Patch, with exhibitions that change quarterly.
Art at Lloyds Club
Art at Lloyds was launched by Patch in 2011 for the Lloyds Club.
Founded in the 1920’s, the Lloyds Club is housed in a Grade II-listed Georgian town-house, nestling in the heart of London’s financial district.
With four exhibitions a year, the the programme has shown Old Masters, contemporary established artists and emerging artists. Among the artists whose works have been exhibited at the Lloyds Club are Auguste Rodin, Louise Bourgeois, Elizabeth Blackadder, Phyllida Barlow, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Nan Goldin, Beatriz Milhazes, Paul Nash, Rivane Neuenschwander to name a few.
Higly regarded curators along with Flowers Gallery, Long& Ryle, Panter& Hall, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Cooperfield Galery, Galeria Luisa Strina, Maddox Arts and Coll & Cortés have collaborated with Art at Lloyds.
- Coordinating every aspect of delivering an exhibition
- Selection of artists
- Management of agreements
- Working with galleries, dealers, curators & gallery technicians
- Managing transportation
- Insurance of art work and overseeing installations
Art programmes for members clubs
- Periodic exhibitions
- Expert curation
- Private views & special events
- PR campaigns
- Loan management
- Sales & purchases
Procurement & sales
- Procurement of works to a given brief
- Negotiating on sales & purchases
- Project management of site-specific art installations
- Client/artist liaison for successful delivery & installation of works