The opening of the London Art Biennale 2017 was a great success with 3000 visitors, collectors, art critics and politicians who visited the beautiful halls of the Chelsea Town Hall and admired the wonderful works of 130 artists selected from all 5 continents of the world.
The magnificent Chelsea Old Town Hall was designed by John Brydon in 1885, an architect who was commissioned to realise very important projects including the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Memorial Hospital, the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and the Government Offices, Great George Street, London.
The venue offered an elegant Victorian setting for this celebration of contemporary art that is the London Art Biennale. It was such an enormous success that a press agency stated: “After the London Biennale everything else is superfluous”.
The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford, opened the exhibition and encouraged the artists by admiring their works.
Versace donated a beautiful vase to the Charity Auction in favour of the Charities involved in this event.
The consensus was unanimous and the evening was accompanied by an excellent violin and cello duo, that gave life to a fantastic union between music and art.