Guoman’s Cumberland Hotel to showcase Goldie Exhibition
LONDON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Guoman Hotels is to host ‘Athleticizm’, a new painting exhibition from urban artist
Goldie, featuring painting of twelve of the UK’s leading athletes.
The athletes include such household names as cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton
2009 World Champion triple-jumper Phillips Idowu MBE, European and 2009 World Heptathlon
Champion Jessica Ennis MBE, three-time World Champion track cyclist Shanaze Reade, leading
field athlete and nine-time National Champion Goldie Sayers, Commonwealth bronze medallist
weightlifter Zoe Smith and high-jump hopeful Tom Parsons. The works will be on show at a
special London exhibition until the 12th August at Guoman’s The Cumberland hotel in London
[http://www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/the_cumberland/index.html ]. The
exhibition is open from 7-10pm and admission is free.
‘Athleticizm’ brings street art together with the world of sport in a unique way for
the first time and the energy and power of these sporting greats is perfectly complimented
by the colour, vitality and edge of Goldie’s art. His skilfully composed street-art style
marks and departure from the traditional portrayal of national sporting stars, the
exhibition celebrates the new generation of athletic hopes and depicts the ‘rawness of
their talent’ Goldie said, ‘in a light in which they are rarely seen.’
As a pioneering force on the UK urban art scene in the early eighties, at a time when
graffiti was far from the widely regarded art form it is today, Goldie forced the
boundaries of public approval. He made his name as an exceptionally skilled graffiti
artist, turning his hand to a variety of art forms before becoming one of the most famous
DJs in the world as founder of ground-breaking UK drum ‘n bass collective Metalheadz. A
finalist on the successful BBC series Maestro, he can currently be seen scouting musical
talent across the country on BBC Two’s Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment, which sees his
specifically chosen group of disadvantaged kids perform at Buckingham Palace, in the
presence of guest of honour, Prince Harry, as the grand finale of his mentoring programme.
The Cumberland hotel is one of five Guoman hotels in London
[http://www.thistle.com/en/group/find_a_hotel.html?searchby=city&city=London ] and is fast
becoming a must-use venue for showcasing contemporary art. The hotel’s foyer perfectly
lends itself to a pop-up gallery space, and has already featured a street art exhibition
with the likes of Banksy and Shepherd Fairey.
For further information please visit http://www.guoman.com/athleticizm.
About Guoman Hotels
Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK market; Guoman
Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in central London and Thistle
Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK’s major cities, including luxury
hotels in London [http://www.guoman.com ].
Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of five landmark properties; Charing Cross, The
Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards hotel near the London eye, The Tower and the newest
addition, The Grosvenor in Victoria. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different with
its own unique identity and style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and
service to its guests.
Guoman Hotel Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GuocoLeisure Ltd, part
of the Hong Leong Group which has hospitality and leisure businesses across the globe with
hotels in Europe, USA, Australasia and Asia. For further information please visit
PR Contact: Natalie Eales Siren Communications Room on the Roof Riverside Studios Crisp Road London W6 9RL +44(0)208-237-1210 http://www.guoman.com
SOURCE Guoman Hotels