Celebrating the Class Of 2020

After two and a half years of hard work, four months of lockdown and a sacrificed degree show, the graduating arts classes of 2020 are finally getting the celebration they deserve.

Saturday saw the doors of Belgravia’s five-star hotel The Hari reopen, and on the other side of them was not just the beautiful interiors, fine dining restaurants and stunning suites, there was also a contemporary exhibition celebrating the graduating class of 2020 waiting to be explored behind these doors.

The lockdown prevented arts students from around the UK from showcasing their fantastic pieces in potential career-launching degree shows so The Hari, in conjunction with A Space For Art who have curated The Hari’s areas since the opening in 2016, took it upon themselves to give these students a space to celebrate their work.

The exhibition showcases the work of emerging artists from a range of London art schools, and takes over The Hari’s most sought-after public spaces. Covering a range of mediums, most notable artists include Olivia Sterling, who cartoonish paintings will showcase in White Cube’s online exhibition this year; Katrina Lalic, who focuses on the augmentation of materiality from screen to surface, transferring digital drawings into oil paintings; and Sizuo Chen, whose paintings depict surreal, feminine figures placed in abstract construction.

The artwork will be displayed until February 2021 so do plan a weekend of culture with them by visiting their website here.