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Shoreditch Arts Club to open in March.

Evoking the curiosity of an avid art collector’s home, Shoreditch Arts Club will feature collaborations with local galleries and artists, a cinema programme, meeting rooms, seasonal menu, private dining and more.

Shoreditch Arts Club. Photo © Beth Davis

All forms of art – including performances, moving images, sound and sculpture – will shape the life of the Shoreditch Arts Club which opens its doors in early March 2023.

Offering members a restaurant, cafe and bar, open dining, working and lounge areas, private dining and meeting rooms, a 24-seat cinema and events programme, the club is located at 06 Redchurch Street, a street-facing 500 sqm industrial space within Shoreditch’s landmark TEA building.

Shoreditch Arts Club, Joey Holder, aequator, 2022. Photo © Beth Davis.

Shoreditch Arts Club is the shared vision of Joel Williams, who brings a wealth of experience in hospitality, food and beverage, and curator Ché Zara Blomfield who is working with local collectors, artists and galleries to bring the Shoreditch Arts Club to life. Their skills are complemented by Walter Pintus, an award-winning bartender and mixologist. Their ambition is to create an environment that changes with the seasons and relaxes as it inspires.

It is our hope to encourage some day-dreaming and future thinking with those who share
common interests inspired by conversations, the consecutive projection of curated video art,
a cinema programme and an environment to relax in. Since its inception, it was clear that the
club should be a space for art though not a gallery. Therefore we had the idea to create an
environment like an avid collector’s home. Who is this collector we imagine? It will develop
with our members and we hope will be eclectic yet thoughtful.

— Shoreditch Arts Club, Joel Williams, CEO, and Ché Zara Blomfield, Curator

Art on display

While all forms of art will coexist at Shoreditch Arts Club, three projection walls define the first floor, built to host a moving image art programme curated around commissioned artworks that will shift throughout the days and seasons.

The double-height lobby will be home to a rotating programme of installations, exhibitions, and events, shifting in collaboration with members and guests.

Hannah Perry, Gas Lighting (6) and Oliver Laric, Sun Tzu Janus at Shoreditch Arts Club © Beth Davis.

The first moving image commission is from London-based artist Peter Spanjer whose work is framed around notions of resistance. To celebrate his video installation and the launch of the new Shoreditch Arts Club, Spanjer will present a multi-disciplinary event with the musician Loshh, for people and practitioners across different disciplines to come together for an evening of music, dancing and performance.

Shoreditch Arts Club, Ed Fornieles, London Has Fallen: The Good Dinosaur, 2015. Photo © Beth Davis.
Shoreditch Arts Club, Hannah Perry Gas Lighting (6), 2015. Photo © Beth Davis.

Further confirmed collaborators include events with the local gallery Des Bains, the video art experts Daata, the film community and production company Girls In Film, and the record label INDEX:Records. Evoking the environment of an avid collector’s home rather than a gallery or institution, the art
on view at Shoreditch Arts Club will change according to an irregular rhythm:

Life by its nature is in flux: that’s the beauty of it.

Membership and opening hours

Shoreditch Arts Club will open its doors in early March and will be open to members from Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to midnight.

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