MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART
PRESS RELEASE: 13th January 2012
Sponsor: Lancashire Tea and Barnes Bakery, Blackburn.
From 30th January – 10th February 2012
Open to the public from 11:30 – 16:30 (Monday- Friday)
Preview: Salon Hang, 2nd February 2012, 17:00- 19:00
Manchester School of Art, Holden Gallery Cafe is pleased to present Tea Room, a truly unique cafe experience. On the 30th January, the Holden Gallery Café will be transformed into a fully functioning tearoom. What is ‘quintessentially’ a British experience will become a pop up space, existing for two weeks in an art school environment. Successfully merging café culture with contemporary art, performance and installation, Holden Gallery Café will accommodate a tearoom with a wait on service, specialising in ‘afternoon tea’. A bespoke aviary of birds will be a focal point, with a salon hang style exhibition, bringing together a host of craftsmanship and art, reminiscent of tearooms of yesteryear.
In 1908 the Holden Gallery held an exhibition of William Morris.
The simple beauty and classic natural aesthetics are reflected in the Tea Room’s construction, which pays the upmost respect to Morris’ time and the history of the gallery’s architecture. Every aspect of Tea Room, from the complete running of the services, to every piece of art in the salon hang will be created in a mass collaboration of Manchester’s finest up and coming young artists.
Good food and wonderful home made cake, and the best tea Manchester has to offer. We cordially invite you to join us for a spot of afternoon tea or lunch.