Gormley, Neshat, and Marlow Headline Dunhill’s Collaborative Event with Frieze Masters Talks

October 7, 2023

London's Bourdon House was alive with conversation, luxury, and a touch of nostalgia as dunhill and Frieze Masters launched their collaborative event - the dunhill x Frieze Masters Talks.

(L to R) Tim Marlow, Shirin Neshat, Jamie Fobert and Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Photo by Jed Cullen/Dave

Distinguished Attendees and Discussions

To mark the occasion, a host of dignitaries from the world of art and design gathered for an evening that comprised an enriching panel discussion followed by an exquisite dinner at Bourdon House, dunhill's flagship boutique situated in the Mayfair neighborhood. Among the attendees dressed in dunhill were Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Tim Marlow, and Jamie Fobert. They were joined by other notable figures in the art world.

Sir Antony Gormley, Photo by Jed Cullen/Dave

The Revival of Frieze Masters Talks

This exciting partnership aims to resurrect the renowned content programme, Frieze Masters Talks, which hadn't graced the international fair since 2019. The collaboration, aligning perfectly with dunhill's celebration of its 130th anniversary, emphasizes the brand's enduring legacy and its forward-looking approach to designing for the future. The essence of these talks pivots on understanding how the past molds the future, elucidating the interplay between historical elements and contemporary influences.

Tim Marlow and Mac Collins, Photo by Jed Cullen/Dave

Champagne, Canapés, and Conversations

Tim Marlow, renowned Director of the Design Museum, kickstarted the talk series by moderating a discussion at Bourdon House. Guests were greeted with a Champagne reception and tantalizing canapés. Following the enlightening talks, they moved on to Alfred’s for a lavish three-course dinner.

A Look Ahead: Upcoming Talks

The dunhill x Frieze Masters Talks will not be limited to this evening. The upcoming days will witness further panel discussions hosted within dunhill's bespoke lounge at the Frieze Masters fair. Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming talk line-up:

    • 11th October: Thomas J Price with Dr Gus Casely-Hayford
    • 12th October: Arlene Shechet with Sheena Wagstaff and Rachel Whiteread with Briony Fer
    • 13th October: Maggi Hambling and Sarah Lucas with Louisa Buck
    • 14th October: Mandy El Sayegh with Flavia Frigeri and Valerie Cassel Oliver

This collaboration not only instills dunhill's commitment to nurturing a cultural legacy but also underscores the brand's dedication to fostering meaningful dialogues in the ever-evolving world of art and design.