Bombay Sapphire partners with contemporary artists to transform London bars with immersive installations

Visual artists Tishk Barzanji and Shaquille-Aaron Keith are set to take over renowned London bars Sketch and Silverleaf this summer with their creative visions, as part of the next stage in the Bombay SapphireSaw This, Made This installation series.

The immersive installations are designed to inspire people to discover the creativity and beauty that exists all around them.

Each installation will channel the artists’ trademark style while taking inspiration from the unique visual identities of both venues, in a true creative exchange. Guests will be invited to immerse themselves in the artwork of two of London’s most creative minds while enjoying bespoke ‘Saw This, Made This’ cocktails created by Sketch and Silverleaf, inspired by the installations themselves.

The ‘Saw This, Made This installation series launched at the Design Museum in London earlier this year, following a call out from campaign Creative Director and award-winning film director Baz Luhrmann for people to see the world as a gallery of creative inspiration.

Thousands of people shared on social media what they ‘saw’ and consequently ‘made’ via #SawThisMadeThis, and the creative perspectives submitted were celebrated at installations at the Design Museum in London and Chelsea Factory in New York.

Now, artists Tishk and Shaquille-Aaron have partnered with Bombay Sapphire to continue to encourage people to see the world as a gallery of creative inspiration, by designing the two immersive in-bar installations that will be open this summer for everyone to experience.

Tishk, a visual artist with a focus on modernism and surrealism, has taken inspiration from world famous bar, Sketch. The iconic London bar has for years been hailed for its imaginative interiors designed in collaboration with leading artists and designers. Upon stepping through the doors of Sketch, guests will be transported into Tishk’s surrealist wonderland. His installation is inspired by striking design-rich spaces consisting of juxtaposing rooms and boasts warming sunsets, bold colours, and archetypal Tishk-style mannequins.

In contrast, Shaquille-Aaron – a name familiar to those on London’s creative scene – is an artist and storyteller of a different nature. Silverleaf’s interiors, inspired by naturalism and the elements, have influenced Shaquille-Aaron to focus on human emotion. Shaquille-Aaron’s artwork reflects a familiar narrative around the delicateness of meeting someone for the first time in an intimate setting to enjoy a cocktail.

The Bombay Sapphire Saw This, Made This installations are free to visit, but please book a table in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Bombay Sapphire ‘Saw This, Made This’ Installation by Tishk Barzanji: 5th June – 16th July 2023 at Sketch

Bombay Sapphire ‘Saw This, Made This’ Installation by Shaquille-Aaron Keith: 1st August – 24th September at Silverleaf, at Pan Pacific London

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