The Graduate Art Prize 2016 winner Marley Treloar featured in ARTIQ curation for The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is a Grade II*-listed hotel, situated in the heart of Scotland’s historic capital. As the fourth hotel to open within the Principal brand, the property has undergone a multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment, lead by designers at Goddard Littlefair to create a wonderful new interior, inspired by the golden age of travel and a ‘cosmopolitan clubhouse’ feel.

ARTIQ’s Head of Operations, Katie Terres, worked closely with the designers and the hotel to curate the art programme for the bedrooms, suites and all public areas, developing together an innovative brief focused around a character-led narrative of a global nomad private owner, whose myriad art works, antiquities and objects have been collected from the fantasy character’s worldwide adventures, to ensure the hotel interior had a strong story and eclectic, residential feel.

ARTIQ were delighted to include work by winner of ARTIQ’s Graduate Art Prize 2016, Marley Treloar in the collection for the salon area. Painted on a large canvas and featuring a palette of deep reds and vibrant greens, ‘Gardens’ was the perfect choice to provide a stunning focal point for the public area, elegantly evoking eastern exoticism and travel to Asia to appeal to the modern traveller.

Now in it’s sixth year, The Graduate Art Prize is an initiative set up by ARTIQ and co-sponsors Herbert Smith Freehills to discover and support BA and MA graduates from across the UK. The award includes a cash prize, along with the offer to sign with ARTIQ.

Since taking home the title in 2016, Marley has been a fantastic addition to the roster, with her themes of family values and her beautifully executed figurative painting wowing hospitality and workplace clients alike.

The Graduate Art Prize 2018 will open for entries on the 29th May 2018. See http://www.graduateartprize.com/ to find out more.