Raw and refined at the same time, Sessions House is a unique venue for business, art and culture in Clerkenwell, London.
Raw and refined at the same
time, Sessions House is a
unique venue for business,
art and culture in
Initially built in 1780 by Thomas Roger and later enlarged and remodelled by Frederick Hyde Pownall, Sessions House is a Palladian-style building steeped in history, with the dome and staircase created as copies of the Pantheon in Rome.
Spending most of its history as a courthouse, in 2018, the building was developed by Ennismore to house their growing team and provide stunning and atmospheric spaces for exclusive events and happenings.
Artiq collaborated with Ennismore to develop a bespoke art collection and art strategy for the space.
Working closely with Design Director Charlie North and Brand Director Heather Pigott, we aimed to build a collection that would bring together both the illustrious history of the space and reflect the creativity of the designers, artists and entrepreneurs who inhabit it today.
From fashion and photography to printmaking and illustration, each work selected offers splashes of colour, immediacy, and play.
One of the artists to feature in this collection was Marcelina Amelia. Drawing inspiration from her Polish heritage, she explores various themes such as religious iconography and folk tales, as well as childhood memories, dreams, and sexuality.
Her works present tension between innocence and lust, nature and humanity, creating a unique aesthetic that is delightfully difficult to label or define.