Hilton Canopy - Work in progress

Dais has been working with Acme Architects and Hilton Worldwide to provide a curated collection of artworks for the new Canopy by Hilton due to open in Minories, East London, in 2021.

The art collection will be a key feature of the property and will include large scale printed portraits in the corridors by visual artist Mia Bergeron, as well as collections of artworks and curios, which will sit in bespoke cabinets in each of the bedrooms.

For the cabinets, Dais has commissioned several artists to make small-scale works that respond to the history of the hotel’s surrounding neighbourhoods: Aldgate, Whitechapel, Spitalfields and Shoreditch. Selected artists include Tom Gidley, Janne Malmros and Steven Quinn.

Tom Gidley is producing a unique print series titled ‘Clare’, which references the figure of St Clare, whose religious order gave the Minories area its name; referring to the Abbey of the Minoresses that was founded in 1294. The prints series will include unique ink washes that are hand applied by the artist.

Drawing from the work of the Huguenot silk weavers, who once resided in East London in the 17th and 18th centuries, Janne Malmros will be making intricate textile artworks. Malmros is also producing a series of small ceramic pieces that refer to the Delft tiles that can still be found around Spitalfields in East London today.

Collage works by Steven Quinn will also be included in the cabinets. These will refer to his street art project ‘Face Off’ where he took to the streets tearing up and combining images from old magazines and printed archival imagery, which he then pasted into public areas around Brick Lane and Shoreditch.

In the corridors, Mia Bergeron’s portraits will showcase the faces of everyday characters who live and work in the surrounding neighbourhoods of the property. The works will also feature historical figures who have been significant to the life and culture of the area.

More info coming soon.