The Saatchi Salons are a series of weekly discussions that explore key themes related to the current exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.
The Saatchi Salons are fun, lively, and informative events that are open to adults of all ages and experience levels. Whether you're an art lover, student, practitioner, or just casually interested, these events will offer unique insight and interactive debate about some of the most controversial and topical themes of the Saatchi Collection.
Each salon begins in the Saatchi Gallery Education Room with a champagne reception, where key artistic ideas will be introduced for discussion through a presentation of historical and contemporary artworks as well as a selection of works from the Saatchi Collection. The second part of the salon takes place in the Saatchi Gallery, where these ideas will be explored in relation to a selection of works in the current show.
Within each salon series, no topic will be discussed twice. You can come every week to experience the whole series, or participate in your choice of events.
The Saatchi Salons are hosted by art critic and curator Patricia Ellis. Since 1998, Patricia has worked extensively with the Saatchi Gallery researching and writing about artworks in the Saatchi Collection. She is the author of the best-selling book 100: The Work that Changed British Art, and has written catalogue texts and picture guides for over twenty Saatchi Gallery exhibitions including Newspeak: British Art Now, Triumph of Painting, and USA Today. Patricia regularly writes for several international art magazines, galleries, and museums; she is also a Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Art Criticism at the University of the Arts London.