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How we brought #TheArtOfBelmond to life at the Veuve Clicquot champagne garden party

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

In November of 1918, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel celebrated the end of World War 1 by decorating the hotel with a cheerful coat of pink paint. On November 10, 2018, the hotel celebrated 100 years of Pink - in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot - with a spectacular garden party.

Think, endless pink bubbles, along with exquisite canapes – salmon, prawns, oysters, tuna tartare, roast beef and delectable sweet treats. To top it all off, at the centre of the venue was an artist creating a visual rendition that represented what the day looked and felt like. Provided by THAT Network of course.

After consulting with the client, we put together a short list of painters who suited the requirements and sent it for review. An artist was then chosen based on style, experience and budget.

On the event day, Jonathan Reks, a hyperrealist artist and lecturer, soon had all eyes on him as his brush streaks took the shape of the 200-year-old hotel.

Water colour paint was chosen to match the theme of the event and to perfectly capture the exquisite summer experience. The result was a surreal painting capturing the “photo-booth” section of the garden party, which included a flower frame and branded Veuve Clicquot bicycle.

Live Art is great way to capture special events beyond the traditional photo and video. A painting, being created as the event is happening, provides event attendees the opportunity to be a part of something that will live on long after they’ve left the event.

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