The grandest of the grand hotels of the Blue Mountains will provide a majestic canvass to showcase some of the nation’s best contemporary art under a new creative alliance between Lost Bear Gallery and Escarpment Group.
Artworks from the high end Katoomba gallery will be hung in spaces throughout Lilianfels Resort & Spa and Echoes Boutique Hotel at Katoomba, Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges at Blackheath and the world-famous Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath.
Escarpment Group general manager Ralf Bruegger said: "This is an ideal collaboration, especially since the Blue Mountains is a recognised `city of the arts’ and home to so many renowned artists.
"Our guests are accustomed to luxury and appreciate fine art, and most of our properties have unrivalled views over the magnificent landscape of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area which has inspired many of the exhibiting artists.
"The properties themselves are also fantastic venues to display art, with expansive wall spaces, corridors for quiet reflection and dramatic rooms and staircases with complimentary décor and lighting. Then there’s the most famous of them all – the Hydro Majestic Hotel, an architectural artwork in itself."
Stimulating, distinctive and unimagined artworks (all for sale) which explore new directions and challenge expectations by talents from around Australia, particularly the Blue Mountains, such as James Blackwell, Graham Hallett, Jacqueline Fowler, Ian Swift and Henryk Topolnicki will soon join works already on display by Royal tour artist to The Prince of Wales, Warwick Fuller, to enrich the guest experience.
The immersive cultural collaboration will be launched at the Mid-Winter Majestic Concert with The Metropolitan Orchestra in the Delmonte Lobby and Majestic Ballroom at the Hydro Majestic Hotel on Saturday, July 22. Cost: $150pp includes three-course dinner and concert.
Go to www.hydromajestic.com.au for information and bookings.