Festival Venues

Fluorescent is a new kind of arts festival. We’re bringing art into the workplace and creating exhibitions in offices. We’re building a real open house arts festival atmosphere on the streets of Soho this summer to celebrate the vibrant creative heart of our city.
To do that, we’ve engaged a number of like minded businesses in Soho as festival partners.

The Venues

1. Simons Muirhead and Burton

8-9 Frith St
Law firm SMAB’s premises will be transformed from the reception area through to the conference rooms and basement with paintings, prints, videos and installations from the extremely delicate to the bold and provocative.

Yifei He    Inga Loyeva    Jeroen van Dooren    Rachel Clewlow    Gabriele Dini    Crow Dillon Parkin    Valerie Driscoll    Zhanna Bobrakova    Agnes Neza Momirski    Max Lee    Tom Singer    Leandro Estrella    Sophie Michael    Jacob Dwyer    Fred Robeson    Aoibheann de Brun    Nicola Canavan

2. Simons Muirhead and Burton

56 Greek St

An installation viewed through the window of the company’s new premises.

Hannah Scully

3. Soho Revue

New Gallery
14 Greek St
Saturday only

The Soho Revue is a new art gallery with an important challenge as it hopes to revive an innovative artistic scene in historically counter-cultural Soho. At the core of the project is a dynamic, expert and ambitious team who plan for
the Soho Revue to be a cultural condenser, encouraging a dialogue between all major artistic fields.
The Soho Revue supports and promote emerging artists from the new contemporary art scene and is proud to
present ‘Sensory Artefacts’ by Oliver Marsden as part of the Fluorescent Festival.

Oliver Marsden

4. Maison Bertaux

28 Greek St

Established in 1871, Maison Bertaux is London’s oldest French patisserie. More recently the bakery’s proprietor Tania Wade has staged exhibitions by artists better known for their stand up performances including Harry Hill and Noel Fielding who dubbed her his ‘Hooligan Art Dealer’.
For Fluorescent, in keeping with her sense of humour and irony, Tania Wade has invited new graduate Valerie Driscoll from Central Saint Martins to include her deep fried and cherry topped SLR cameras in the window displays.

Valerie Driscoll

5. The French House

49 Dean Street

Actors, writers, artists and visitors to Soho rub shoulders in this iconic Soho watering hole which with it’s no music and no mobile phones rule, makes it a haven for conversationalists.
From her vast collection of prints and photographs, licensee Lesley Lewis will present a special selection of artwork for Fluorescent.

6. Soho Fete Stall

St Anne’s Square
Wardour St
Sunday only 12 – 6pm

We’ll be joining in the spirit of the village fete with a workshop ‘Soho in Profile’ devised by artist Ella Phillips, www.ellaphillips.co.uk in collaboration with October Gallery www.octobergallery.co.uk
Soho’s cultural landscape has changed so much over the years. Join us in celebrating its diverse public through a large scale collaborative artwork using experimental painting techniques and silhouette cut outs. Trace your profile, add it to our re-imagined skyline and watch as another side of Soho reveals itself!

7. We are Cuts

33A Dean St

Saturday Only

We Are Cuts is a community of fashion music and art centered around the haircut. The salon has exhibited works by painters, sculptors and photographers over the years and has collaborated with Tate Modern, The Photographers Gallery and Soho Theatre.
For Fluorescent Daniel Wedge, Pete Dowland and Mauricio Ortiz have selected an exhibition of work by artists who live and work in Soho.

Robert Rubbish   Conrad Johnson   Oscar-Lett   Michael Henley   Mike Silver   Peter Armstrong   Moses Quiquine   Quango   Georgia Clark   Mauricio Ortiz

8. Tapestry

51-52 Frith St

As a creative and media production agency Tapestry has not only provided design and print services to the project, they have also created the new Fluorescent branding. Their spacious and highly visible ground floor window wall offers an excellent exhibition venue to artists.

Matt Antoniak

9. The Red Fort

77 Dean Street

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, The Red Fort is well known for its North Indian cooking and contemporary interior design. During the Fluorescent weekend visitors will see glass cabinets created by Crow Dillon Parkin, a recent MA graduate from the
Department of Art and Science at Central Saint Martins.

Crow Dillon Parkin

10. Leslie Clark Construction Consultants

9–11 Richmond Buildings
Dean Street

Leslie Clark started practicing in Soho in the 1950’s and have been based in our current offices in Richmond Buildings since 1965 (50 years this year).

The current Partners have worked in Soho for 30 years and we are looking forward to this first opportunity we have had to meet other businesses in Soho in social and cultural circumstances beyond those we have collaborated with previously on construction projects.

In a dialogue between artists and engineers, two artists have created site-specific work which pushes the physical and functional boundaries of the materials used in construction and architecture.

Robert Cervera   Chloe Rosser   Orlando Diver   Jeroen van Dooren

11. 01Zero-One

Hopkins St

01Zero-One production company have supported Fluorescent with more than gallery space. They have hosted residencies for sound artist Tim Shaw and visual artist Hyei Woo. The venue’s Victorian architecture will be brought to life with installations ranging from a colour flooded conservatory, a surreal tripod and infinity coffin in the courtyard, an airplane cockpit experience in the basement and an audio visual installation on the rooftop playground.

Tim Shaw   Hyeji Woo   Liz West   James Seow   Valerie Driscoll   Sarah Sparkes   Alice Cazenave   Sarah Crew   Jing Hu

12. Photographers Gallery

16-18 Ramillies Street

The Photographers’ Gallery have formed a partnership with Fluorescent, sharing our aim in supporting emerging artists. They are presenting FreshFaced+WildEyed 2015, an annual exhibition featuring 25 artists that showcases the best emerging photography talent from across the UK – 16 June until 5 July. Admission free.

The Photographers’ Gallery presents a diverse and influential public programme of exhibitions, events, talks, workshops and courses, as well as supporting new and established photographers.

Peter Berthoud’s Cultural Tour of Soho

Peter is an award winning City of Westminster Guide and self-confessed London and Soho obsessive. For Fluorescent he has created a new tour linking venues and revealing the cultural riches layered through Soho’s colourful past and present.
‘Soho was London’s first bohemian playground and has been a centre for creativity for well over 300 years. As we tour venues not normally open to the public to see the latest works by new and emerging artists, we’ll also examine why Soho inspired, and continues to inspire, creativity in all its guises. New art, music, fashion, food and ideas live cheek by jowl in Soho and have done for centuries. We’ll look at some of the lesser known places associated with the greats of the past and salute the new talent of Soho’s present and future.

Saturday 4th July, 2.30pm
Special Fluorescent Concessionary Price £5
Places limited so book early on flourescent-festival-tour.eventbrite.co.uk